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Oct 19, 2011 06:45 AM

Where's all the good ice cream at?


What are the best ice cream places in the Los Angeles/Hollywood area?


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    1. 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
      Rocky Road
      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

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        1. re: wienermobile

          +1 on wienermobile's recs, and add Delicieuse in Redondo Beach (limited hours to the public).

          2503 Artesia Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA 90278

        2. Hi,

          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.

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          1. re: Ogawak

            Dr. Bob's is amazing, only place i've seen it is at the county fair.

            1. re: madsp33d

              Small specialty stores in the L.A. area offer Dr. Bob's. Wolfe's Market in Claremont had a decent selection.

              1. re: running pig

                Figueroa Produce also carries a small selection of Dr. Bob's. Or they used to - haven't been in in a while... (Shame on me!)


              2. re: madsp33d

                They scoop 8 or 9 Dr. bob's flavors at Frank's Famous on Verdugo, north of Glendale. Frank's makes the cookie dough that Bob uses in the cookie dough icecream.

                Frank's Famous
                3315 N Verdugo Rd, Glendale, CA 91208

                The Verdugo Bar
                3408 Verdugo Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90065

                1. re: HaroldandMaude

                  Oh holy cow - REALLY?! I had no idea.

                  Guess where I am going this weekend : )

            2. 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.

              Lucky Baldwins
              17 S Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105

              Mother Moo
              17 Kersting Court, Sierra Madre, CA

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              1. re: TonyC

                i'll definitely have to try Mother Moo's

                Mother Moo
                17 Kersting Court, Sierra Madre, CA

                1. re: kevin

                  If Mother Moo's is a hike for you, call first to check todays' flavors, she only had a few on the day that we visited and none appealed to us. At all.

                  Mother Moo
                  17 Kersting Court, Sierra Madre, CA

                  1. re: HaroldandMaude

                    You no like Ginger? Or Concord Grape Sorbet? Or Lemongrass? Oreo cookie?

                    I haven't tried 1 flavor that wasn't better than anything from Scoops.

                  2. re: kevin

                    There's also a Carmela on Washington and Altadena.

                2. I'm really loving Paradis in Los Feliz. Their salted caramel flavor is to die for.