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Snickerdoodle cookie-Whiskey Charms ice cream sandwich2Photo Credit: Coolhaus

If you’re a hot child in the city, and in desperate need to cool down, what better way to relive your youth than with a summery ice cream treat? OK, so some of our picks are only for adults (re: the Whiskey Lucky Charms at Coolhaus does, as the name implies, contain alcohol) but others should have you reliving those summer loving moments of your past in no time. Seriously, forget the calories for once, and just enjoy.

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1 Whiskey Lucky Charms at Coolhaus

Everything at Coolhaus is a party in your mouth, but we're partial to the Whiskey Lucky Charms, which, as the name implies, offers both in one delectable frozen treat. Then again, everything is good at this innovative sweet station. We recommend using your summer wisely, and trying just about everything on the menu. A few of our favorites are the Root Beer Float, Fried Chicken & Waffles (brown butter maple ice cream with maple candied chicken skins and carmelized waffles) and the Beer & Pretzels.
8588 W Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232 (310) 424-5559

2 The Kitchen Sink at Culina

Four Seasons
The Kitchen Sink at Culina, as the name implies, has everything but. There's ice cream and sorbet in this decadent dessert, and 20 (count em) toppings. You'll find fresh vanilla bean, fresh marshmallow, almonds, pecans, carmelized hazelnuts, chocolate sauce and pine nut cookies among the surprises in your bowl. P.S. - sharing is caring.
The Four Seasons Los Angele at Beverly Hills 300 S Doheny Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90048 (310) 860-4000

3 Sprinkles Shakes

If you love your Sprinkles cupcakes, you're going to LOVE the company's ice cream shakes. These thick and creamy shakes contain two scoops of ice cream blended with one of the sweet shop's infamous cupcakes. Seriously, yum. Our mouth waters just thinking about making a shake with the mint chip, cherry vanilla or red velvet cake.
9635 S Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (310) 274-8765

4 Ice Cream Lab's Blue Velvet Ice Cream

Ice Cream Lab
For a truly cool treat, head to Beverly Hills' DIY lab of frozen confection, Ice Cream Lab. This made-to-order Liquid nitrogen ice cream is fresh, innovative and delicious. We're obsessed with the Blue Velvet: organic vanilla bean ice cream with homemade blue velvet cupcakes topped with cream cheese frosting.
9461 S Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 310.795.6505

5 Blueberry Muffin Ice Cream at Sweet Rose Creamery

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Sweet Rose Creamery offers some of the best frozen treats in the city, thanks to its use of organic and locally grown produce. In fact, you'll often see its owners rifling through the produce at the Santa Monica's Farmer's Market on any given Wednesday looking for the freshest fare to create their wares. We're partial to the seasonal Blueberry Muffin, which, as the name implies, has succulent, ripe blueberries mixed with the organic cream. We also suggest seasonal flavors like Rose Geranium w Raspberry Ripple, Summer Corn and Peaches & Cream. Quick, try 'em fast before time runs out!
225 26th St #51, Santa Monica, CA 90402 (310) 260-2663
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