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Best Ice-Cream Shops in the Los Angeles Beach Cities

The South Bay Area of Los Angeles is home to some of the best ice creams in Los Angeles. Here are a few of our favorite scoop shops in the beach cities!

Ice-cream scoops in Los Angeles
Ice-cream scoops in Los Angeles

Manhattan Beach Creamery is an ice cream shop located in downtown Manhattan Beach, California. It was founded in 2012 by the Katella family, who also own Katella Bakery. The shop is known for its handmade ice cream and its signature Cream'wich, which is an ice cream sandwich made with two of Katella Bakery's fresh-baked cookies. Manhattan Beach Creamery also offers a variety of other ice cream treats, including cones, cups, milkshakes, and floats. They offer 28 different ice cream flavors, made in small batches, by hand, using the quality ingredients.


Handel's Homemade Ice Cream is an ice cream company founded in 1945 by Alice Handel in Youngstown, Ohio. The company is still family-owned and operated today, and it has grown to over 90 locations in 11 states. Handel's is known for its high-quality ice cream, made with fresh, local ingredients. Find Handel's scoop shop in Manhattan Beach mall.


Gelato and Angels is an Italian gelato shop located in Manhattan Beach, California. It was founded in 2012 by two friends, who wanted to bring the authentic taste of Italian gelato to the West Coast. Gelato and Angels is also known for its creative gelato creations, such as its gelato sandwiches and its gelato popsicles. The scoop shop is located at 308 Manhattan Beach Boulevard.


The Baked Bear is a custom ice cream sandwich shop that was founded in 2010 in San Diego, California. The company's signature product is an ice cream sandwich made with a fresh-baked cookie or brownie and your choice of ice cream and toppings. Visit their Hermosa Beach location.


Inspired by Hawaii, and infused with some California swagger, Wanna Chill? was created to bring an island tradition to the mainland. Visit their Redondo Beach location.


Van Leeuwen Ice Cream was founded in Brooklyn, New York in 2008 by Ben Van Leeuwen and Laura O'Neill. The company makes small-batch ice cream using natural ingredients. Find it in The Point in El Segundo. Check out their Earl Grey Tea, which is quite unique. They also have vegan ice-creams.


Pinkberry is a frozen yogurt chain that was founded in 2005 in West Hollywood, California. The company's signature product is a tart frozen yogurt made with fresh, all-natural ingredients. Pinkberry also offers a variety of toppings, including fresh fruit, granola, and candy. Check out their El Segundo location.


There have great Belgium chocolate dipped cones, soft serve ice cream and milkshakes! Very interesting signature creations - check out this spot in El Segundo!


Cold Stone Creamery is an ice cream parlor chain that was founded in 1988 in Tempe, Arizona. The company's unique selling point is that its ice cream is made fresh to order, right in front of the customer. Customers can choose from a variety of ice cream flavors, mix-ins, and toppings to create their own custom ice cream creation. Visit their El Segundo or Torrance locations.


SomiSomi is a Korean-inspired ice cream shop that was founded in Los Angeles in 2016. The company's signature product is a taiyaki ice cream cone, which is a fish-shaped waffle cone filled with ice cream and topped with various toppings. Try their Ube, black sesame or mango flavors! Find them at Del Amo mall in Torrance.


Creamistry is an ice cream shop that uses liquid nitrogen to flash freeze its ice cream. This process results in ice cream that is ultra-creamy, decadently rich and unbelievably fresh! Made-to-order and customizable. Check out their Torrance location.


This is an ice cream shop located in Hawthorne, CA, They have interesting flavors such as cheesecake, pine nut and fruity pebbles. try one of our signature paletas or raspados.


Salt & Straw is an artisanal ice cream company based in Portland, Oregon. The company was founded in 2011 by Kim and Tyler Malek. Salt and Straw will soon have a brand new scoop shop in downtown Manhattan Beach!


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