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Welcome back, everyone, to a blog inspired by another social media holiday. On Sunday, July 18th, it will be National Ice Cream Day! If you are looking to stay local to celebrate, check out our past ice cream blog. If you’ve already covered your bases in Culver City, here is a list of the best ice cream in Los Angeles near your Upper Ivy apartments for rent in Culver City. 

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The Best Ice Cream in Los Angeles 

McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams

Our first ice cream shop has a few spots around Los Angeles, including downtown Los Angeles and Studio City. Nothing but quality is found in every flavor and scoop at McConnell’s. Everything is made from scratch and uses grass-grazed Central Coast milk. Their classic flavors like sweet cream, dutchman’s chocolate, and cookies and cream are otherworldly. However, you can’t go wrong with flavors like peppermint stick or chocolate-covered strawberries.

Van Leeuwan Artisan Ice Cream

It is impossible to blog about ice cream shops without including Van Leeuwen’s. Lucky for everyone living at Upper Ivy Culver City apartments for rent, one of the two Van Leeuwen shops is just a walk away over at Platform. Even though this ice cream shop was featured in our local ice cream shop blog, we are so obsessed with this spot that we have to feature it again. While Van Leeuwen has delicious dairy-based flavors like Earl Grey, it is their vegan flavors that make this ice cream shop so special. The vegan bases range from cashew milk or oat milk combined with coconut cream, cocoa butter, and coconut oil. Must-try vegan flavors are the peanut butter brownie honeycomb and the mint cookies and cream. 

The Best Ice Cream in Los Angeles 


So many of us need vegan AND gluten-free ice cream options. That is where Fatamorgana comes in. This gelato shop has the largest selection of gluten-free ice cream in Los Angeles, including flavors like mint chip that typically aren’t gluten-free. To be more specific, they have 66 gluten-free flavors and 24 vegan flavors.

Saffron & Rose 

Persian ice cream, at times, can have an odd texture. That excludes the Persian ice cream from Saffron & Rose over in Westwood. The must-try flavors include the saffron and pistachio as well as the orange blossom. They also have a handful of vegan flavors! Our favorites would be the pink rose and the mango. 

The Best Ice Cream in Los Angeles 

This list is pretty sweet if we don’t say so ourselves, and we hope it has prepared you for the coolest holiday of the year!