Ice cream has always been one of my favorite guilty food pleasures, and today is National Ice Cream Day so in celebration here are two of my recently discovered ice cream shops that I love.
Last month, my sister and I stumbled upon this lovely ice cream shop on Melrose Avenue in LA called Neveux Artisan Creamery. This place makes all their ice cream fresh, and their flavors are so fun. We tried the toasted marshmallow and salted caramel flavors and fell in love. Check out their other inspiring ice cream flavors.
Ever since then, I have had this never-ending craving for salted caramel ice cream! So when my friend Jacky invited me to her favorite ice cream spot, Carmela in Pasadena, I was so down. I sampled the lavender honey, dark chocolate cacao nib and salted caramel flavors. They were all delicious, but I had to go with the last two flavors. Jacky got the brown sugar vanilla bean and the strawberry buttermilk…but I think she was a little sad she didn’t the salted caramel. Hint: this place is awesome because a one-scoop serving really equals two small scoops, so you can actually try two flavors for the one-scoop price. Score. Carmela also offers ice-cream-making classes with its store founders, which sounds awesome! Carmela has additional locations in Los Angeles, and its ice cream is sold at some eateries as well.
Get out and try one of these yummy ice cream places today…or do what I did and make your own at home! I used this recipe for salted caramel ice cream. Check out the photos below!