31Jul

I scream, you scream...bc we’re all tired of frozen yogurt.

7 unique Ice Cream Shops we need to visit before Labor Day

We’ve grown a little tired of all the self-serve froyo shops and have been searching for new chilly treats to try. We love the live & active cultures we get from our precious Pinkberry, but we could really go for something a little more tastefully creative. Here’s a short, sweet list of Sweet Shops that are inspiring our taste buds for you to experience before summers end!

Blockhead’s Shavery Co., Los Angeles

What’s snow cream? I want one!

Well, it’s as cool as it sounds. Blockhead’s takes traditional Hawaiian style shaved ice to the next level. Starting with their house made ice cream ‘blocks’, they shave at the blocks, creating deliciously textured Snow Cream. Their tasty flurries are served in 12 seasonal flavors and can be topped with anything from strawberries and sprinkles to less conventional additions like egg pudding and grass jelly.


Popbar, Anaheim

We’ve dubbed this cool spot a Popsicle Pandemonium! You won’t find your Grandma’s popsicles at Popbar. Their unique treat process begins with your Popsicle of choice.

Start with a PopSorbetto, PopFroyo, or a PopGelato which are all handcrafted each morning and then customize your Popbar with an assortment of hot chocolates and crushed nuts.


Peddler’s Creamery, Los Angeles

At Peddler’s Creamery you churn the ice cream, making your indulgence 100 percent guilt-free! Peddler’s has built a stationary bicycle that churns ice cream and is powered by their guests. Peddler’s welcomes ice cream fans to reserve their turn on the bike and even offers tasty incentives like free scoops and pints of the well-deserved ice cream for each batch you make and miles you ride. Tour-de-cream anyone? Step aside, Greg LeMond.

Kind Kreme, Pasadena

Two words we are disappointed we didn’t put together first: Kombucha-Float. Kind Kreme is known for their ultra kind Raw, Vegan, and Organic ingredients. But what we are most curious about is their Kombucha-Float. It’s been some time since we last enjoyed a traditional rootbeer float. And we love the idea of the classic float being reinvented with such a health beneficial beverage. Cheers!

Pressed Juicery, Palo Alto (OC + Hollywood locations coming late 2014)

Pressed Juicery had captivated our heart with it’s over-priced cold pressed juice long ago. We just can’t seem to remedy our addiction for their Chocolate Coffee. And now we can rejoice and indulge in what Pressed is deeming a “Freeze”. A soft serve version of the fresh juice we’ve all grown to love. Currently available at their Palo Alto location with new “Freeze” locations coming soon. One question..does it come in Chocolate Coffee?


Sweet Ritual, Austin

This one’s for our coconut lovers and vegan folk! Located in uber hip and humid Austin, TX. (Also home to some of the cutest sales reps you ever seen.) Sweet Ritual boast too many savory treats to pick just one. But we have our eyes set upon this caramelized banana split! Three scoops of coconut cream based ice cream, house made salted caramel, toasted banana oh my! They also serve up an array of decorative gluten-free ice cream sandwiches and sundaes topped with vegan marshmallows.

Good Pop, Austin (Locations Vary)

Okay, so we cheated. Goodpop isn’t ice cream at all. These are straight up delicious popsicles! And even if you aren’t a lucky Austin local, Goodpop’s can be delivered to your front door! (Or, if you’re a little more forward, you can bug your local grocer to stock them, as Goodpop kindly encourages on their website!) Otherwise, you can find Goodpop slinging these travel-friendly treats out of their cute push carts or beautiful traveling truck. You can track them down by simply following them on Twitter@Goodpop! Happy hunting!