Mexican ice creams don’t just soothe your tongue with bland creaminess, they wake it up with flavors like spicy mango, chamoy (kind of an apricot-chili taste) or jackfruit.
On the Eastside, La Mich has an amazing range of flavors, including vanilla raisin, butter strawberry, and the spicier options above. They also serve Mexican coffee and hot chocolate.
Mateo’s may not have as much variety, but it’s staked out some turf on the Westside, scooping up leche quemada (burnt milk), guava, and chocolate.
La Mich Paleteria [Inland of LA]
1026 Huntington Drive, Duarte
Mateo’s Ice Cream & Fruit Bars [Culver City-ish]
4929 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City
Mateo’s Ice Cream & Fruit Bars [Midtown]
4222 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles
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