I accidentally ate my weight in ice cream (my sacrifice for the sake of research). If you didn’t already know, July was National Ice Cream Month so it was the perfect time to sample ice cream all over the City of Angels and I did just that.
Naturally, my 10-year old didn’t mind coming along. She just finished elementary school, forever (cue the tears), and we’re squeezing in as many summer memories as we can before those potentially trying middle school years. What better way than slurping up frozen treats in the land of eternal sunshine?
We started by checking out some of the kooky flavors at local hotspots whose reputations precede them, particularly at Salt & Straw and Sweet Rose Creamery. Then we branched out, to Beverly Hills, DTLA and even the valley, braving many frustrating freeways to visit newer and somewhat lesser-known shops. Guess what? We were disappointed with exactly zero of them. And we were especially crazy about the recently opened Ginger's Divine Ice Cream in Mar Vista.
But don't take my word for it. Go check out these lip-smacking “artisan” creameries for yourself. YOLO.