Where's all the good ice cream at?
What are the best ice cream places in the Los Angeles/Hollywood area?
In Brentwood from the people that own Huckleberry and Rustic Canyon, Sweet Rose Creamery is my favorite in town. Everything made in house. Love their fresh mint chip. Some of their October flavors include:
Caramel Apple Ripple with Granola
Cheesecake with Huckleberry Swirl
Rose Geranium with Raspberry Ripple
Riesling Pear Sorbet
Pineapple Guava Frozen Yogurt
Handels in Redondo Beach also has some great flavor like this month's fresh Pumpkin Pecan.
Sweet Rose Creamery
225 26th St #51, Los Angeles, CA 90049
Handel's Ice Cream
1882 S Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA 90277
You seem to ask for a lot of advice from our board, but I see no reports or feedback. It would be nice to hear from you the results of your food adventures.
Having said that, for the Hollywood area, I highly recommend Milk for great ice cream sundaes. I also recommend Scoops for the most interesting flavor concoctions. Also LA Creamery at the Americana in Glendale. Farther out, I really like Carmela's in Pasadena. A traditional favorite in Alhambra is Fosselman's.
I second the Handel's recommendation as well.
Bar none, the most "balanced" ice cream in Los Angeles (county) is Mother Moo in Sierra Madre. It's right next door to Lucky Baldwin's, so after ice cream, you can, and should, get rightfully trashed on pricey Belgians.
Still love Bulgarini for gelato, but Mother Moo, with the Straus Creamery base, imparts the perfect ice cream texture with tolerable milk fat levels (yielding far superior post lick mouth feel than Carmela/Sweet Rose) that San Franciscans -- clearly Cali's small batch ice cream capitol -- have come to love so much. While the flavors not quite as adventurous as say, Slocombe, I'd like to think of it as LA's own I'ci, with Mother Moo's re-use metal tasting spoons and fantastic ginger ice cream.
17 S Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105
17 Kersting Court, Sierra Madre, CA