It’s hot, and wouldn’t a nice cold ice cream sundae hit the spot right now? Nothing beats a couple scoops of ice cream, topped with syrup, whipped cream, nuts, cherries….or anything else you can think of!
We all know about major chains like Ben & Jerry’s, Baskin’ Robbins, Haagen Dazs, Cold Stone Creamery, Dairy Queen, and McDonald’s (which are great), but if you’re looking for some gems that are less well-known, here are our picks for the Best Places for an Ice Cream Sundae in Southern California!
A La Minute in Redlands, Orange, Claremont, and now Temecula: Partners with local farmers and Straus Family Creamery.
Creamistry: Order one of their specialty sundaes, or create your own!
Handel’s: Don’t forget the whipped cream!
Pepper Tree Frosty in Vista: Get dinner, stay for dessert!
Scoops in Los Angeles: An ice cream haven for vegans.
Candlelight Pavilion in Claremont: It’s not just musical theatre!
Watson’s Soda Fountain & Cafe in Orange: California’s Original Soda Fountain.
Stax in Irvine: The Original, Cookie Crumble, or Brownie!
All American Ice Cream in Moreno Valley: You’ll find all kinds of desserts in here!
CREAM: Start with a cookie or brownie, add a scoop of ice cream, pick two toppings, and enjoy!
Tony’s in Devore: Try the Diner Double Dipper.
Bear House in Crestline
Farrell’s: The Buena Park location is newly re-opened! Be prepared to eat massive amounts of ice cream in a retro setting.
And if you like non-traditional sundaes, here are more suggestions:
After’s: Try their limited edition Hello Kitty flavors until August 12th. Plus – the Irvine location is all decked out with the Hello Kitty motif!
La Michoacana: Specializing in Mexican desserts, check them out in Beaumont and Perris!
Snowopolis: Shaved ice in a glow-in-the-dark environment!
Creme de la Creme: Oui oui!