Best Ice Cream in LA?
I have a craving...! Any suggestions?
YokuYoku on the corner of Palms and Sepulveda has good gelato and frozen yogurt. The gelato isn't as sweet as some of the others but it is rich. There's a Baskin Robbins in the Von's shopping center on the corner of Sepulveda and National and, if you're in the mood to travel a bit and like the exotic, there's Mashti Malone's at 1525 La Brea: it's owned by Persian brothers and has out-of-the-ordinary flavors.
I agree with thericequeen above about Mashti Malone's...an eating experience. But if your craving is itching and needs a quick fix, I would head to The Rose Market at 1922 Westwood Boulevard for some interesting Persian flavors.
If it is frozen yogurt that you like, I am a fan of the Bigg Chill on the Westside.
in the south bay
only open 3 days a week
2503 Artesia Blvd
I like Fosselman's the best, for American style ice cream. I recently tried their fresh banana malt, and it was delicious.
1824 W. Main St.
Alhambra, CA 91801
I usually get Persian ice cream from Persian markets, in the freezer section. If you cannot make it to Mashti Malone's in Hollywood or Glendale, you can buy Mashti Malone's ice cream from Persian markets throughout LA in various sizes. There are other brands that are also good, but I can't think of the names right now.
For green tea ice cream, I like the brand Maeda-en, which is sold in various Asian markets and also at Famima!!! in the freezer section.
IMO Fosselman's and Mashti Malone's both have very good ice cream but MILK is better. Ice cream cones, ice cream bars, ice cream sandwiches, Bon Bons, shakes -- OMG!
7290 Beverly Boulevard (at Poinsettia)
Los Angeles 90036
Mon - Closed
Sun, Tue – Thur 9 a.m.– 10 p.m.
Fri-Sat 9 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Bennett's Ice Cream is wonderful.
Traditional flavors and without gimmicks.
They also sell 1/2 Gallon sizes...so you can lug it home.
Located in the Farmer's Market (3rd St. & Fairfax).
6333 W. Third St. Los Angeles, CA 90036
The Pinkberry article in yesterday's LA Times Weekend section had a sidebar listing of gelato and ice-cream places around the area. Conspicuous by its absence was Fosselman's, which as far as I'm concerned totally blew any credibility that writer may have thought she had.
It's true that if there's any flaw in Fosselman's ice cream, it's due to the high fat content which can mask some flavors - it sorta clogs the taste buds (not to mention your arteries!) and blunts the edge of freshness. Peach and berry flavors I think don't come through as strongly as I'd wish. But it's still my ice cream of choice - ridiculously cheap, too, given the quality.
I love Fosselman's as well. It serves some of the best raspberry ice cream I've tasted. However, since you're on the west side, There's also Al Gelato on Robertson as well. They also serve good lasagna and apple pie!
IMHO, McConnell's has been the best ice cream in southern California for years (or, at the very least, since Eiger's closed) And now that they have an outlet on the wharf in Redondo Beach, they count as an L. A. ice cream and not just Santa Barbara. Also available at many supermarkets.
Mcconnells Ice Cream Yogurt
100 Fishermans Wharf, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
McConnell's Ice Cream
835 E Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
I have to agree re McConnell's. It is amazing ice cream. The vanilla bean is the best I have ever had, and their Turkish Coffee ruined me for all other coffee ice cream. The coconut is also great. We like it so much we had it served at our wedding. Yummm. I wish there was another in L.A. besides the Redondo one.