Ice Cream is having a moment! While cupcakeries are close at an astonishing clip, Los Angeles is discovering cool treats at an unprecedented rate. It’s about time – our weather calls out for icy goodness year round. Here are our favorite brand new places to get something spectacularly cold in these dog days of summer.  A couple are so new they’re still putting on the finishing touches to open ASAP, so get ready to be the first to try them.

Chocolatier Blue Venice

Another SF import! This one comes from a chocolatier who also makes ice cream. And it’s darn good ice cream. And sorbet. And home made waffle cones. (And hot chocolate too, which will be lovely when -if?- it cools off.) Anyone who has eaten at the cafes up north knows that flavors change with the season and the available ingredients, but classics like salted caramel and chocolate are always on the menu, and available in a cookie cup.

We all scream for: Chocolate sorbet with olive oil and sea salt for mom, anything is a cookie cup for the kids.

1522 Abbot Kinney, Venice, opening in August


Photo Credit: Helen K via yelp

-Meghan Rose

What’s your favorite new ice cream spot in LA? How about “old” ice cream place? Share your secret obsession in the comment section.