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4 new ice cream (and gelato) shops to beat the heat

Written by
Erin Kuschner

There's really no excuse needed for opening a new ice cream shop in LA, but we'll use the beginning of spring—and an impending heat wave—as one and run with it. So yeah, guys, it's about to get really hot again, and the only cure is more ice cream. What's that? You're channeling your semester spent abroad and only eating gelato? Sure, bellissima, that'll work, too. Take a break from the beach, treat yourself to a post-brunch snack, and check out these four new ice cream and gelato shops that have started slinging scoops in LA:

Beach House Creamery: Specializing in all-natural, small batch ice cream and sorbet, Beach House Creamery recently opened up a shop in Bel-Air, and will soon be opening a second storefront on Abbott Kinney. They also have a truck that cruises around Venice Beach, so you can pick up flavors like Mandarin Sunset Sherbet and Mint Chocolate Wave after a day spent in the sun. 2337 Roscomare Road, Bel-Air

Dolcenero: This Santa Monica gelateria opened earlier this month and has already drawn raves for its authentic flavors (the three founders all hail from Italy). You can see the gelato being churned on site, with flavors that include tiramisu, bacio, hazelnut and more. 2400 Main Street, Ste A3, Santa Monica

Amorino: New to Beverly Hills (seriously, what's up with all the Westside spots?), Amorino stands out from other gelato shops by molding up to four flavors into the shape of a rose. It's fancy—they even make gelato macarons—but if you prefer your cold desserts to look like a flower, this is your spot. 9605 S Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams: Finally, a new Eastside ice cream addition. Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams is opening in Los Feliz today (starting at noon!), their first-ever West Coast scoop shop. In celebration of their new LA digs, a brand new flavor has been created for Angelenos: Wheatgrass, pear and Vinho Verde sorbet. You can still get their signature flavors, though, along with ice cream sandwiches made with hand-piped macaroon cookies. 1954 Hillhurst Ave, Los Feliz

Want more ice cream options? Check out our list of the best ice cream in LA.

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