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Jan 29, 2012 02:40 PM

Ice cream parlors in Vegas?

Not sure why, but I have been craving an ice cream Sundae. This morning I realized that if I was in my home town of Oakland I would grab a child (someone's child, any child; to help mitigate the guilt factor) and head down to Fenton's. One black-and-tan and my craving would be gone for another year.

But I can't think of anything remotely close to Fenton's here. Yes, I suppose there is a Swenson's somewhere but I was hoping for something a little less of a chain. And I'm not looking for gelato here; I'm looking for a real sundae. The old-fashioned kind, with whipped cream, hot fudge, and a cherry on top. And I have this sinking feeling that the best options will be in family-oriented Henderson, which is a loooonnnnggg way from my home in Aliante.

Hounds? I really don't want to go to the store and buy the ingredients, because I really don't want to be tempted by leftovers. And then I would have almost an entire jar of marischino cherries staring me in the face:-)

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  1. Whenever I'm craving a hot fudge sundae I go to the Suncoast. I know that's not close to Aliante either but it's the best I've found. A couple of weeks ago I was craving Dairy Queen since I lived in Texas for so long that was a staple so I went to DQ and it was really, really disappointing. They didn't put on the whipped creme or nuts or cherry like they do in Texas. When I asked they said...Oh we're out. Seriously?
    But I hope you get some answers of local ice cream parlors here and I too hope not in Henderson.

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    1. re: julesrules4food

      Ever since Glacier Ice Cream closed, our favorite spot has been Mixers but that's way down near Spring Valley Hospital. How about Create Burger for a Frozen Custard sundae? In a pinch, trader joes has great vanilla ice cream, and for a hot fudge sauce trick you can melt 1/4 cup of semi sweet or dark chocolate and stir in a tablespoon of the ice cream. Microwave until bubbly, stir.

    2. I haven't even been in the hotel since it opened, but Serendipity 3 at Caesars Palace would be one obvious place. If it's like the NY original, it should be decadent but the ice cream is nothing special.

      Same goes for the Peppermill. Old-fashioned sundaes with huge portions. Again, the ice cream isn't anything special.

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      1. re: Dave Feldman

        Went to Serendipity 3, because my wife and I loved the Hot Fudge Sundae in New York. Disaster!!! The whipped cream, or lack thereof, was melting before we started. The fudge and the vanilla ice cream had no taste. My wife liked the Frozen Hot Chocolate, I didn't, once again because the whipped cream was much to light and melting. My wife doesn't eat whipped cream.

        P.S Overpriced

      2. Not convenient at all for your immediate purposes, but worth filing away if you are downtown, is Lappert's at the California Hotel Casino. Right across from Aloha Specialties on the second floor. An occasional guilty pleasure is to grab a Lappert's cone or sundae (particularly anything they do with Macadamia nuts), and stroll under the Fremont canopy to listen to Carl Ferris play the saxophone in the evening.

        1. THE best sundaes and ice cream dishes are at the Peppermill but you better be real hungry cause they are huge. Fresh fruit.

          1. Anyone on the board familiar with Luv-It Frozen Custard? I've heard praises for years, but haven't been there myself. Oakey just east of LV Blvd downtown would be half the distance than Henderson.

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            1. re: fogeylv

              I've been there a couple of times, but not in many years. I thought it was good, but not great. As a tourist, it wasn't worth the (admittedly short) drive from the Strip.

              1. re: Larry

                FYI, Luv It Custard is not an ice cream parlor. It is a walk up stand without any seating.