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This Clever Miami Ice Cream Shop Celebrates Cuba with Every Sweet Bite

When one thinks of Miami, Cuban food springs to mind, but what about Cuban ice cream? Head to Calle Ocho, the main thoroughfare of the Cuban neighborhood, Little Havana, and you’ll find Azucar Ice Cream...
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Favorite Bay Area Ice Cream and Frozen Treats – 2021

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 16 days ago

What's good these days on the San Francisco Bay Area ice cream front? Through the pandemic I've noticed several new purveyors popping up, any that you recommend? Let's hear about start-ups as well ...

Churn Urban Creamery | Portola District - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Churn Urban Creamery morphed from pop-ups to a storefront last summer. The location is the former Johnson's BBQ (https://www.chowhound.com/post/pays-listen-chef-johnsons-barbeque-20301), vacant sin...

GIO Gelati | Cow Hollow - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

GIO (Gelato Italiano Originale) opened about six months ago on Union Street. With its own pasteurizer, GIO is making gelato from scratch using Clover milk and traditional recipes. Sorbetti are vega...

Jeb’s Swedish Creamery [Kingsburg, Hwy 99]

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 years ago

Jeb’s Swedish Creamery is located west of Highway 99, away from the downtown area, in a suburban strip mall. I was here following up a tip from “susancinsf”. Jeb’s uses Challenge Dairy milk ...

Ice Cream & Shop(pe) | Uptown Palm Springs

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

Ice Cream & Shop(pe) opened last summer at Arrive Hotel in Palm Springs. I admired the cute aqua-colored ice cream pedestal dishes and asked that my order be served in one. Sadly, they're for displ...

Polly Ann Ice Cream: Lunar New Year Lucky Flavors

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

Polly Ann Ice Cream has started scooping lucky flavors for Lunar New Year. I'm told they often sell out before the big day, so don't wait too long. "The Year of the Ox heralds a new beginning an...

Polly Ann Ice Cream free scoop day, 12/27, San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

Polly Ann Ice Cream in the Sunset is offering a free scoop today (Sunday, December 27, until 6pm) before its seasonal closing, reopening January 1. https://www.facebook.com/pollyannicecream/posts/...

All Natural Paleteria y Neveria | Gilroy

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

In August I took a cold beverage break in Gilroy on my way south at All Natural Paleteria y Neveria. This was a first visit for me, and apparently it also has a small branch at the outlets. No ...

La Michoacana Plus Paleteria | Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

Open for four months when I tried it in September, La Michoacana Plus is the latest ice cream parlor and paleteria to open in Salinas. Really colorful interior and good COVID-19 practices with soci...

The Penny Ice Creamery | Aptos Village

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 months ago

The newest outpost of The Penny Ice Creamery opened about two months ago in Aptos Village, next to New Leaf Community Market. The shop has outdoor tables and benches, as well as a large expanse of ...

Squatch's | Rohnert Park - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 months ago

Sorry I missed posting this on August 2, National Ice Cream Sandwich Day, but better late than never. Squatch's is a social enterprise supporting the Sozo Student Center. It's a coffeehouse that al...

La Michoacana Azteca Ice Cream Paleteria | Santa Maria

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

To celebrate July as National Ice Cream Month, I tried to get caught up on posting on the memorable ice cream places I'd sampled over the last year. That included posting about my latest visits to ...

House of Ice Cream in Lodi

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

When I visited Lodi last year, I paid a visit to two of the town's ice cream scoop shops. Apparently there's a new one, House of Ice Cream, based in Stockton opened a second location in Lodi a coup...

Sweet Tahoe Time Ice Cream in Kings Beach?

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Anyone tried the ice cream here? Sweet Tahoe Time Ice Cream 8636 N Lake Blvd Kings Beach, CA 96143 https://thisisreno.com/2020/07/protest-at-tahoe-ice-cream-shop-after-owner-makes-violent-c...

La Michoacana Paleteria y Neveria | Watsonville

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

In March I noticed an ice cream shop, La Michoacana Paleteria y Neveria, on my way to the freeway. The ice creams and frozen desserts are made in-house according to traditional Michoacan recipes. I...

Pacheco's Paleteria y Neveria y Agua | East Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 4 years ago

Last week I spotted this storefront for Pacheco Paleteria y Neveria y Agua at 1033 E. Alisal St in Salinas. Very exciting since I'm a fan of Pacheco Water Store and Ice Cream in Gonzales for paleta...

Helados Mexty Paleteria #1 | Oxnard

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

After check out and a quick lunch in Port Hueneme on my July 2019 road trip, I continued on to Helados Mexty #1 down the road. This is the original store of the small chain, located in a long strip...

La Michoacana Azteca Ice Cream Paleteria #2 | Oxnard

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

In July 2019, I wound down my second night in Oxnard with a post-dinner visit to La Michoacana Azteca #2. My tastes of the mamey, chongos and mint chip ice cream flavors were most intense and rich...

La Garrafa Neveria in La Gloria Market | Oxnard

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

After a morning at the farmers market, afternoon at the beach, and three ice cream shops before this one, I had neither the energy nor will to wait in line to taste at La Garrafa Neveria in July 20...

La MIchoacana Reyes Ice Cream Shop | Oxnard

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

My visit in July 2019 to La Michoacana Reyes Ice Cream Shop was in the first week of operation. The grand opening special was $2 paletas and $2 ice cream scoops. I enjoyed the owner's energy and ho...