The James Beard Award-winning writer and ice cream whiz Jeni Britton Bauer extended her Ohio roots to Los Angeles with Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, and now you can find it in Venice, Los Feliz, Larchmont, Playa Vista, Beverly Hills and Calabasas. The scoop shops offer an ecclectic choice of more than 20 flavors, with options such whiskey and pecan; brambleberry crisp; cold brew with coconut cream; and riesling-poached–pear sorbet. Looking for something traditional-leaning? Even the Milkiest Chocolate in the World is killer. You truly can’t go wrong. If there isn’t something on the signature menu, the limited-edition menu will surely have options that catch your attention and makes use of whatever’s in season.
Endless summers in Los Angeles mean nonstop cravings for the best ice cream around (not to be confused with soft serve, for which we have an entirely separate—but equally cold and delicious—story). We’re talking rich, creamy ice cream. When temperatures climb, treat yourself to the city’s tastiest frozen treats, some of which are built on fresh fruits, herbs and veggies from L.A.’s incredible farmers’ markets. Whether you’re looking for jam-swirled seasonal flavors, globally inspired scoops or straight-up classic combos done right, L.A. has it all—and then some more.
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