“You scream, I scream, We all scream for ice cream!” You and your kiddos will be screaming this after a visit to the newly-opened Sloan’s Ice Cream Parlor in Westfield UTC mall. This is not your typical ice cream or fro-yo shop. Instead it’s a luxury ice cream eatery where the frozen treats are just tip of the ice berg at this amazing palace of sweet.

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 Photo Credit: Design:Retail via Sloan’s Ice Cream 

The Sloan’s Scene
The best way to describe the Sloan’s experience is like Alice in Wonderland meets Willy Wonka. As you step inside the store, be prepared to be hit with the intoxicating smell of waffle cones and chocolate fudge. Once inside, your littilies will be captivated by a sugary treasure-trove. One side of the shop is completely dedicated to ice cream, sundaes and baked goods. Across the way is a cabinet filled entirely of chocolate. Then feast your eyes on a candy heaven – rows of containers filled with gummies, jellybeans and other goodies. And if the sweets aren’t enough, thrown in for good measure around the store are some clever toys and gifts.

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Photo Credit: Sloan’s Facebook page 

What to Eat
Sloan’s has more than 50 delicious ice cream flavors and ten sundaes. For the traditionalist, you’ll find yummy treats like Cookie Monster, the best-selling vanilla with chunks of Oreo cookies and homemade chocolate chips. If your sidekicks are feeling adventurous, check out fun flavors like Minnie and Indy’s Wonderland, a crazy concoction of pink buttercream ice cream with tons of cereal marshmallows, mini M&M’s, and rice krispie treats.

We love that all the ingredients are the real deal. So expect that if you buy a cone of Mom’s Apple Pie, you’ll find real apple pie in there! And better yet, all their ice cream is rBST free, so there’s no added hormones to worry about.

Sloan’s ice cream can be purchased in a cone or a kid-friendly cup. You can add toppings like hot fudge if that takes your fancy! Prices start at $4.99 for a small serving and go up to $10.99 for a quart. While the prices may seem a bit high, the serving sizes are pretty generous. Even a small size will get you two delicious flavors.

If ice cream doesn’t take your fancy or if you have kiddos on a dairy-free diet, there are plenty of other options to enjoy including an amazing mango sorbet. We also recommend checking out the sweet treats like homemade cookies, brownies, candy apples, homemade fudge, and amazing speciality chocolates.

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Photo Credit: Sloan’s Facebook 

The Inside Scoop

  • With so much ice cream loving going on, Sloan’s tends to get pretty busy, especially on weekends. So be prepared to wait.
  • If your little ones are indecisive on their ice team treat, Sloan’s offers free samples so you can be sure you have the perfect dessert combination.
  • There is limited seating. So if you can’t find a table, get your treat to go and take advantage of the many Westfield UTC sitting areas.
  • Once you’re done indulging, let the kids burn off the sugar energy at the playground located between Sloan’s and Macy’s.
  • Be sure to check out the bathroom. You’ll be glad you did.

Sloan’s Ice Cream
Westfield UTC
4485 La Jolla Dr. F-13
San Diego, Ca 92122
858-224-8000
Online: sloansicecream.com

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— Lenya McGrath