We’re keeping on the heat wave theme here today and giving you a list of 13 of our fave spots dessert spots in Long Beach (and nearby) to grab sweet, cold treats. The low is going to be 80-degrees tonight. It’s definitely time for some frozen goodness.
Steelcraft, Long Beach
Every ice cream flavor, including its ingredients, are made from scratch with organic and locally sourced ingredients.
5708 E 7th St, Long Beach
Afters has become an ice cream empire seemingly overnight. Amongst the most popular flavors is the milk and cereal with their slightly salty and very sweet Afters Flakes. You can get the ice cream served on a milky bun and you’ll be in sweet, sugary, heaven.
Known for their unique homemade flavors, Long Beach Creamery has two Long Beach locations now: one near Bixby Knolls and one in Downtown Long Beach. Grown ups can enjoy their rotating flavors like Cabernet Brownie, while the kiddos get down with a signature fave like Mexican Vanilla.
1827 Ximeno Ave, Long Beach
The customer service is top notch at Frostbites and they are not at all stingy with the samples. We’re huge fans of the frozen custard mixed with the sorbet cream. And there are so, so many different flavors to choose from.
1864 Pacific Avenue, Long Beach
One of the few places around that sells nothing but POPI brand paletas. It’s been a Long Beach staple for more than 30 years and you can walk away with a dozen paletas ranging from horchata to mango to watermelon for about $10.
12154 Artesia Blvd, Artesia
Definitely the most intagrammable dessert on this list, Cauldron’s rose shaped ice cream scoops in puffy waffle cones are a hit every time. They also have gourmet flavors for grown up tastes like Vietnamese Coffee and Earl Grey Lavender, but also Speculoos and Oreo for the kiddos.
11110 Los Alamitos Blvd #101, Los Alamitos
The price and style of this Los Al popsicle shop are quite different from some of our fave paleterias, though POP focuses on all natural ingredients and pops that are sweetened with organic cane sugar, organic honey, or organic maple only. We recommend the avocado. Delish!
2410 Santa Fe Ave, Long Beach
Chamoy lovers, get yourselves to Guanabana on the Westside and grab yourself a Mangonda. It comes with sorbet, mango, chile/chamoy sauce, and you can even add a tamarindo candy straw. Perfect treat for a heat wave.
15729 Downey Ave, Paramount
The concha ice cream sandwiches at Paramount’s Horchateria Rio Luna are to die for. Top it off with one of their horchata milkshakes and your kids will be flying on a sugar high for days. Bonus: they have a super cute shop in here to with awesome pillows shaped like Mexican desserts, loteria cards, and more.
1944 E 4th St, Long Beach
to keep things on the healthier side? Hit up Salud Juice’s new, adorably decorated, spot on 4th Street. They have several vitamin-packed smoothie bowls that are so tasty, your kids won’t even realize how they are happy about eating kale.
335 The Promenade N, Long Beach
Thickshake is an Indian chain of milkshake shops, and this location is their first spot in the USA ever. With quirky masterpieces like the Superman’s Secret, Mango Melody, Kit Kat Shake this is perfect for the sugar aficionado in your family.
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