While most vacation spots are winding down for the season, Palm Springs will still be the perfect getaway for a sunny weekend with the family well into October. And while you’re here soaking up the sun with the kids, what better way to take a break to cool off than by grabbing a tasty frozen treat from one of Palm Springs’ top ice cream shops?
Here are 6 ice cream spots to try in Palm Springs!
Which of these has you licking your lips for a cool, sweet treat? Tell us in the comments.
Lappert’s Ice Cream: Stop in at Lappert’s for a deliciously unique experience from this California-based ice cream company. Choose from a huge selection of frozen goodies including ice cream, shaved ice, banana splits, milkshakes, sorbet, and even a Dole whip—a refreshing and delicious option perfect for lactose-intolerant kids. Coffee lovers will find 2 times the satisfaction, thanks to Lappert’s Kona Mocha Chip: cold-filtered Kona coffee blended into premium ice cream, mixed with dark chocolate chips.
Where: 130 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Cold Stone Creamery: Get the customized ice cream creations you love from this famous chain. There’s no limit to your kids’ creativity when it comes to choosing the perfect combination of fresh ice cream flavors and toppings. Remember to leave a tip, too – the employees love to sing their appreciation!
Where: 155 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Ben & Jerry’s: There’s just no substitute for the original. Kiddos and grown-ups alike are sure to find something to suit their taste buds. (If you’re not sure, go with the Chunky Monkey!) And while Ben & Jerry’s is certainly a chain, the Palm Springs shop is locally owned and operated, so you can feel good about supporting a local business during your visit.
Where: 110 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Palm Springs Fudge and Chocolates: For a tasty alternative to traditional ice cream, come to Palm Springs Fudge and Chocolates for a traditional date shake. A thick shake comprised of California dates, milk and ice cream, it’s something everyone needs to try! The shop also has a wide assortment of fresh fudge and decadent chocolate treats.
Where: 211 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Jus Chillin Frozen Desserts: Want to cool off without the carbs? Head over to Jus Chillin, home of 15 fresh flavors of frozen yogurt and 40 toppings. Almost all of their flavors are fat free, and there are three Low Carb/Sugar Free options. Treat the kids with fun toppings like candy and hot fudge, or keep it healthy with fresh fruit toppings like strawberry and mango.
Where: 190 E. Tahquitz Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Great Shakes: Online foodies give Great Shakes top billing when it comes to gourmet eats for cooling off. What makes their shakes and malts “gourmet”? Homemade salted caramel, fudge, and butterscotch sauces for starters. And just check out these flavors: Hob Nob made with honey, olive oil and basil, and Red Hot Chocolate made with roasted raspberries, jalapeño pepper and chipotle chili. More classic flavors are on the menu, too, in equally interesting combinations, like Buttered Pecan and Cakeshake.
Where: 160 South Palm Canyon Drive, Suite A, Palm Springs, CA 92262