Ice-cream Shops to Try in California

Ice cream, everyone loves it, right, even if they try and deny it! In California, the heat means we nearly always want ice-cream, which is bad, but we have some amazing shops to choose from, which is great. Here are some of our faves!


Believing that there is more to a scoop of ice-cream, creators of Afters have mastered the art of bringing two great things together by combining ice-cream and donuts. You read that right, ice-cream and donuts- to bring you an ice-cream sandwich like no other. Pair any of their handcrafted and unique ice-cream flavours such as Vietnamese coffee and churro with their Milky buns for an unforgettable ice-cream experience.


Maybe you don’t care too much about how your ice-cream looks but we all know that you care about how it tastes. At Creamistry, they believe in serving ice-cream the right way- fresh. You won’t find just an ordinary scoop of ice-cream out of a bucket here! They’ve got creamologists that will use liquid nitrogen to handcraft your dessert right before your eyes. Sound a bit too science-y? Don’t worry, Creamistry also takes pride in using only natural and organic ingredients so you don’t have to feel guilty or afraid of any chemicals!


Ever catch yourself admiring the presentation of your food so much that you find it hard to eat? Well, at Eiswelt, you’ll find it difficult to bite into your ice-cream because of the adorable designs in your gelato! With staff that are achingly cool, dressed in black long sleeve tees and Oliver Peoples glasses, it’s an experience in itself. Get a double stack of their little piggies, bears, or puppy face gelato scoops for the cutest ice-cream experience ever.


Cauldron Ice-cream, also known as the home of the OG puffle delivers fresh and creamy ice-cream that claims to be “better than that other place” and we can’t agree more. Served in the softest egg waffle cone, each “puffle” can be broken off to enjoy with each bit of ice-cream! Their handcrafted ice-cream is also homemade in small batches with all-natural ingredients. The best part is that all their delicious flavours are on a monthly rotation, so you’ll never get sick of having the same scoop.