You can be saintly or sinful at this stripmall spot
Nourish Creamery & Juice Bar is indeed both of those things, serving a variety of inventive house-made artisan ice creams (including a large and unique selection of vegan flavors), as well as fresh juices, smoothies, and blended frozen fruit and granola bowls. This shop’s ice cream flavors change constantly and can include options like Samoa Girl Scout cookie, passion fruit cheesecake, and vegan black sesame, all available on homemade waffle cones. Follow them on Instagram for the latest.
Home of the cotton candy rainbow ice cream burrito
If you don't know what the words “Asian ice cream desserts” mean, get a crash-course education at Creamberry, where they make all of them. The spot ha 22 ice cream and sorbet flavors and another 20 toppings to mix them with. The kicker is that you can order them in all kinds of crazy shapes: rolled ice cream, rolled “tacos” (rolled ice cream in a waffle taco), bubble waffles, bear waffles (shaped like a cartoon teddy bear’s head), halo halo, shaved ice, snow ice, and honey toast sundaes, among other things. And by “other things,” we mean the cotton candy rainbow ice cream burrito, which is, obviously, a dessert that exists specifically for Instagram.
Authentic gelato shop where classic and inventive flavors are made from scratch
All of the gelato and sorbet at Gelatology is made from scratch without using any preservatives, artificial flavors, coloring, stabilizers, chemicals, eggs, cornstarch, or syrups. Enjoy classics like Swiss chocolate, hazelnut, and pistachio, as well as more modern flavors like French lavender, tiramisu, matcha, and fior di latte. Fresh fruit sorbet flavors include mango, lemongrass coconut water, peach basil, and passion fruit. Inevitably people who have been to Italy one time 20 years ago will (loudly) proclaim “it’s not as good” but we think it’s pretty damn close.
Super creamy and thick custard in a 1950s-themed shop
Nielsen’s Frozen Custard is a blast from the past -- back to the days of soda shops and sock hops. Think vintage tin Coca-Cola signs and black, red, and white checkered packaging. Nielsen’s custard is made fresh in-store every few hours, always with a unique “flavor of the day” (check Facebook) in addition to chocolate and vanilla. You can order a custard cone or a pint to go, but their specialty is the Concrete, a “very thick shake you eat with a spoon” (think DQ Blizzard, only way thicker) with any number of candy, chocolate, fruit, brownie, or nut combinations.