Food & Drink

The best frozen treats in LA, from avocado popsicles to "Drunk Girl Scouts"

Published On 06/06/2013 Published On 06/06/2013
Michelada pop for dipping in beer
Photo via PetroleumJelliffe's Flickr
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1. Diddy Riese 926 Broxton Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024 (Westwood)

Choose your own adventure at this magical ice cream sandwich emporium, where you can mix-and-match ANY of the ice cream and cookie varieties for a sweet sandwich. At two bucks a pop, the hearty desserts are certainly affordable.

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2. Diablo Taco 3129 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026 (Silverlake)

Diablo Taco's an 88-seat tortilla-stuffer serving up "Berzerker" huevos rancheros w/ pasilla peppers & braised beef cheeks, and burritos stuffed w/ egg, Russet potatoes, jack cheese, and your choice of meats, including crispy pork belly and "bison chili".

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3. Short Order 6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036 (Mid Wilshire)

This indoor/outdoor burger slinger serves up gourmet patties, man-meal salads, and an array of sides you'll have a tough time choosing from. Definitely top your meal off with a shake -- boozy or straight -- and prepare to loosen that belt. The seasonal menu is crafted by emphasizing locally raised, organic, artisanal and handmade products.

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4. Mashti Malone's Ice Cream 1525 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028 (Hollywood)

Farsi will practically roll off your tongue by the time you finish slurping up all of the super-authentic -- and super-delicious -- ice creams at this tiny Persian dessertery. Don't be boring -- skip the vanilla and choose from flavors like rose water, orange blossom, and lavender, which all taste even better when presented in a "Mashti", an exotic ice cream sandwich made with delicate wafers and rolled in pistachios.