The Great Ice Cream Invasion

The Great Ice Cream Invasion

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Prepare for an ice cream gold rush this summer - we’re for whatever helps combat those triple-digit temperatures in our near future. Here's what's in store.

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    One of the cornerstones of chef Brooke Williamson’s new multi-concept restaurant space in Playa Del Rey is her new ice cream shop, Small Batch. They’ll be flavors like Thai tea and Malted Chocolate Crunch, along with sundaes, popsicles, and shakes.
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    The famed Italian gelato wizards behind Bulgarini have opened a cart outside Picnik in Pasadena. Is there a better way to chase your gourmet sausage than with a scoop of Sicilian pistachio gelato?
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    Another branch of Scoops has landed inside Chinatown’s Far East Plaza. The shop’s signature flavor? Bianco Bread, the popular brown bread flavor enhanced with a touch of mascarpone.
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    One of the first tenants of the Spring Street Arcade (future home to Guisados and Bierbeisl Imbiss), this locally based gelato shop serves 16 flavors, including sesame-halva and poblano pepper.
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    A fleet of retro-inspired ice cream trucks serving organic scoops has already hit the streets in L.A. (you can follow them on Twitter), but NYC-favorite Van Leeuwen has its sights on another goal: A Downtown brick-and-mortar planned for this summer.
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    Although HoneyMee isn’t based out of Korea, this quaint Koreatown shop specializes in milk-flavored soft serve topped with fresh honeycomb, a popular treat in Korea during the summer months.
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    Portland’s famed ice cream purveyor is coming to Larchmont in August with its first location outside Oregon. Stock up on offbeat flavor combination made using local produce like goat cheese and black olive brittle.
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    This wacky soft serve shop will offer cones like the Salty Pimp (sea salt, caramel, and chocolate) and the Bea Arthur.
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    This landmark ice cream shop on State Street, which dates back to the 1940s, is bringing its creamy goods to Grand Central Market in July, where it will open a location next door to Wexler’s Deli.
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