We tried Handel's Ice Cream in Redondo Beach. The same Handel's in Upland. I had heard so much about Handel's but was never able to get to Upland.
They have an overwhelming list of flavors, both ice cream, yogurt and sherbets, maybe 50 in all. Inside you see a good sized freezer unit for each flavor. The servers are young, but friendly and helpful. My wife and I decided to share the 4 scoop sampler for $5.00, a real bargain. We ordered vanilla (always vanilla when trying a new ice cream place), toasted almond, chunky chocolate chip and turtle (a chocolate walnut flavor). The ice cream was very creamy and rich, and we found the toasted almond full of nuts. In fact all the flavors we tried were very generous with nuts or chips or coconut, whatever flavor we chose.
We loved the ice cream so much, we ordered another 4 scoop sampler, this time with chocolate raspberry truffle, coconut cream pie, dulce de leche and more of the toasted almond. More deliciousness, but the coconut cream pie was especially delicious, light and fluffy. But now I was so full, I decided to skip dinner altogether.
Toasted almond and the turtle were special flavors, but the almond needs to become a regular flavor.
Handel's also serves a variety of sundaes and blizzard candy mixtures. It's really worth the trip.
A side note, on the drive down PCH, we passed the old favorite Glacier and saw that it was closed down. RIP. No updates on the website.
Handel's Ice Cream
1882 Pacific Coast Highway
Redondo Beach, CA 90277