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Guide to the Best South Bay Ice Cream

I scream, you scream, we all scream for Ice Cream!  It’s always a good time for a frozen treat and we are lucky to have so many great options for yummy desserts here in the South Bay!  We recently asked our Facebook community where do they go when they want a scoop or two of ice cream! Then we curated this list of local ice cream shops you can hit up in the South Bay to satisfy your sweet tooth. Whether you like the traditional flavors or the experimental ones, there is something for everyone. Let us know what your favorite South Bay ice cream shop is in the comments down below!

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Redondo Beach Ice Cream Shops

Wanna Chill? Shaved Ice
Along with the thousands of combinations you can get with Wanna Chill’s shaved ice, they also offer ice cream. If you’re not feeling ice cream, they also have frozen yogurt, smoothies, acai bowls, and dole whip.

Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream and Yogurt – Redondo Beach
Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream is made fresh daily, one batch at a time, at each location, using products, equipment, methods and recipes exclusive only to Handel’s. WE NEVER SKIMP! Fistfuls of nuts, creamy caramel, deep dark chocolate, fresh fruits and fluffy marshmallows are blended into each batch as it is drawn from specially designed machines.

Creamistry – Redondo Beach
They have a wide selection of vegan, dairy-free and organic menu items! Try our non-dairy sorbets or our all natural, vegan Coconut Base – great alternatives to dairy ice cream. We cater to your dietary needs without compromising flavor or quality

Craiger’s Fudge, Ice Cream, and Sweets
Want freshly made sweets? Craiger’s is the place to go as they freshly make their fudge and ice cream. If you are lactose intolerant, Craiger’s also has dairy-free sorbet.

Bubble Waffle
If you like egg waffles, Bubble Waffle will serve your ice cream in a freshly made egg waffle cone.

Manhattan Beach Ice Cream Shops

Manhattan Beach Creamery
Do you like ice cream cookie sandwiches? Manhattan Beach Creamery is the home of the Cream’wich and is their signature item. They also serve 28 ice cream flavors, constantly rotating new flavors in with the classics.

Gelato and Angels
If you’ve been craving gelato, which is creamer than ice cream, stop on by to Gelato and Angels for some authentic Italian gelato. Also, they have vegan flavors.

Hermosa Beach Ice Cream Shops

The Baked Bear
Craving an ice cream cookie sandwich? Head over to The Baked Bear so you can make your customizable ice cream cookie sandwich. You get to choose what kind of cookie (or brownie), the ice cream flavor, and your toppings.

Paciugo Gelato – Hermosa Beach
If you want some artisanal gelato, you got to check out Paciugo Gelato in Hermosa Beach. They have over 300 recipes that are rotated seasonally and they make gelato and sorbet, which is dairy free.

Paradis – Hermosa Beach
If you been wanting ice cream options and are health conscious in any way, stop by at Paradis in Hermosa Beach. Along with the regular ice cream options, Paradis also offers plant-based (vegan) and gluten-free ice cream flavors as well.

Torrance Ice Cream Shops

Kansha’s Creamery
If you want homemade ice cream, check out Kansha’s Creamery in Torrance. They have so many flavors, however, since it’s small local ice cream shop, they have 5 flavors each day. Something to note is if you purchase something, a portion of your purchase gets donated to charity.

Bruster’s Real Ice Cream – Torrance
Bruster’s Real Ice Cream is made the old-fashioned way, with slow kettle processing designed specifically to create the Bruster’s flavor, starting with a proprietary homestyle mix delivered fresh from its dairy to each store. It’s a process that simply makes Bruster’s A Scoop Above The Rest.

Creamistry – Torrance
They have a wide selection of vegan, dairy-free and organic menu items! Try our non-dairy sorbets or our all natural, vegan Coconut Base – great alternatives to dairy ice cream. We cater to your dietary needs without compromising flavor or quality.

Scoops
Handmade artisanal dairy and non dairy oat milk ice cream with changing flavors.

Carrissa’s Delicious Creamery
Carrissa’s Delicious Creamery is an ice cream shop in Torrance, CA that specializes in Thai rolled ice cream. If you’re craving something sweet, we are the creamery for you. Our rolled ice cream is made right in front of you and can be customized to your liking. Whether you’re in the mood for sprinkles and gummy worms or animal cookies and chocolate syrup, we have it all!

El Segundo Ice Cream Shops

Van Leeuwen Ice Cream at The Point
We started Van Leeuwen Ice Cream in a yellow truck on the streets of NYC in 2008 with a mission to make ice cream good that makes you feel good. Nowadays, people can spend so much time on what’s “healthy” they don’t stop to consider what’s healthy. As far as we’re concerned, happiness is healthiness. What could be happier than that magic combination of milk, cream, eggs, and cane sugar (or coconuts, cashews and oats for our vegan friends)? Yes, our ice cream has fat. And that’s okay. It’s good-good, not good-bad.

Gelato-Go – El Segundo
We make our own Gelato base daily with fresh ingredients. Our secret is the meticulous search of the ingredients used in each of the recipes, imported from our homeland of Italy and from all over the world. Some of the ingredients we use in the production of our Gelati are pistachios from Bronte, Sicily, hazelnuts from Langhe, Piedmont, and we exclusively use Vairhona chocolate, which sources cocoa beans of the finest variety from a plantation in Venezuela. We serve you a healthier product by using milk which does not contain artificial hormones or antibiotics.

Carson Ice Cream Shops

Hand & Spoon Ice Cream
Family owned…Delicious Deli and Freshly made Ice Cream located in Carson, Ca.

What are you favorite ice cream shop to go to and why? Let us know in the comments down below!

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