Summer is just around the corner, or at least in California it is. With weather like ours, it’s hard not to crave icy desserts every other day. Here’s a mouth-watering guide to all of our favorite SoCal places with the best $5 desserts.
Cauldron’s Ice Cream – Nitrogen-Made Ice Cream on a Puffle Cone
If you love Hong Kong-styled waffles, you’ll love it even more at Cauldron’s. On its own, the puffle cone is probably the best HK waffle in the area, but it tastes even better with their perfectly churned nitrogen ice cream.
Chelo Creamery – Rolled Ice Cream
Chelo Creamery is the first rolled ice cream parlor in the 626. They make it right in front of you on a cold stove and scrape it off into adorable edible rolls. It’s the cutest snack and a must-have on your IG accounts.
Churned Creamery – Ice Cream Sorbet in a Croissant Bun
Don’t know what this is? This is a croissant bun with a scoop of sorbet in it. You can find it at the Union Market in Tustin as one of the market’s newest additions. Get there early to catch a fresh batch of croissants!
Eiswelt Gelato – Animal Gelato Ice Cream
These animal gelato cones are too adorable to eat and totally worth getting. Make all your friends jealous by stopping by for a scoop…or two!
Snow Monster – Ice Cream Macaron
Jugfuls of matcha and thai tea, mountainous shaved ice, and ice cream macarons, Snow Monster has everything.
Zero Degrees – Italian Sorbet
These Italian sorbets are extra cool because you can add so many different toppings and flavors. You can’t get these anywhere else.
Pop Bar – Ice Cream Bars
Your summer can’t be complete without one of these ice cream bars. We recommend the gelato flavors for their soft and chewy texture. The best part is, they don’t melt that fast!
Snow Station – Shaved Snow
This place has the best shaved ice you’ll ever have, because it literally tastes like fresh snow. The texture here is incredibly soft; it’s the perfect dessert to cool down a hot summer night with.
Nitrolado – Foggy Nitrogen Ice Cream
This is the new “hip” thing in Southern California, but Nitrolado is stepping it up by dropping some dry ice into their ice cream. It’s a harmless effect, but makes for really awesome Snapchat videos.