The Best Ice Cream and Gelato in Los Angeles

Blueberry and Lime Sorbet Triple Milk ice cream at Mother Moo Creamery | Photo by Joshua Lurie

Los Angeles is well versed in the ways of heat waves. Even though the city resides in what should be the desert, Angelenos have shown ingenuity in keeping cool, whether that’s with air conditioning, swimming pools, or the most flavorful route, ice cream. L.A. offers a wide range of frozen salvation, with creative flavors, market-driven ice cream and gelato, and companies that cater to specific cultures. Here are 11 frozen favorites.

Experience Builder

7290 Beverly Blvd.
90036 Hollywood, CA
Moderate
8686 Washington Blvd.
90232 Culver City, CA
Moderate
712 N Heliotrope Drive
90029 Los Angeles, CA
Cheap
2495 E. Washington Blvd.
91104 Pasadena, CA
3886 Cross Creek Rd.
90265 Malibu, CA
9461 S. Santa Monica Blvd.
90210 Beverly Hills, CA
1525 N. La Brea Ave.
90028 Los Angeles, CA