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.

McConnell’s Ice Cream

Santa Barbara’s finest opened its first shop in Los Angeles at the Grand Central Market. The historic ice cream is a great fit for the historic spot—and the amazing sweet addition to the market is a perfect reason to come for lunch, stay for dessert and then explore downtown LA with the kids.

Grand Market
317 Broadway, Downtown LA

photo credit: McConnell’s facebook page

-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.