Food & Drink

The best frozen treats in San Diego, from waffle ice cream sandwiches to a Kelis milkshake

Sara Norris Published On 06/07/2013 Published On 06/07/2013
Ice cream sandwich at the Baked Bear

San Diego has plenty of great ways to cool off, but the Pacific is kind of heavy on the salt, so if you're looking for a way to thwart the Summer heat while simultaneously experiencing deliciousness/ getting fatter, we have some fine ways to do so. The Kelis at Chaplos 925 B St; 619.798.3888 So good it should be illegal, The Kelis is a moonshine milkshake made from vanilla ice cream blended with Catdaddy Carolina Moonshine and Cointreau, then topped with whipped cream and served with a homemade churro. Keep away from yard-dwelling boys. Custom Ice Cream Sandwiches at The Baked Bear 4516 Mission Blvd Ste C; 858.886.7433 On your way to the beach, get yourself a custom ice cream sando made from your choice of ice cream smashed between fresh baked cookies you can mix and match, brownies, or warm waffles. Vodka Red Bull Slushies at Shore Club 4343 Ocean Blvd; 858.272.7873 Chugging large goblets of Shore Club’s Vodka Red Bull Slushy will give you wings, and probably a wicked brain freeze, but once that subsides rest assured you'll be going strong all day. Chocolate French Toast Sandwich for Two at Finch’s Bistro and Wine Bar 7644 Girard Ave; 858.456.4056 Have a breakfast-inspired dessert, or hell -- you’re an adult(!) -- just have dessert for breakfast and get down on the Chocolate French Toast Sandwich made with maple-bourbon-bacon sauce and vanilla bean ice cream. Boozy Slushies at Wet Willie's 555 Market St; 619.546.8747 Wet Willie's has 30 different frozen daiquiri machines with flavors you can mix and match, like the 153-proof Shock Treatment or Call a Cab, which is what you’ll be doing the morning after mixing a Naked Willie and a Sex on the Beach with a Bahama Mama.

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1. The Baked Bear 4516 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109 (Pacific Beach)

Serving up waffle ice cream sandwiches, milkshakes, and other its-summer-somewhere treats, The Baked Bear is a Pacific Beach eatery (and mobile food cart!). Lucky for us, it's open late-- 'til 2am Thursday through Saturday. Don't leave without trying its signature menu item: an ice cream-filled donut. Pick whatever ice cream you want and they will cram it into a donut, then stick the whole thing in a hot press so you get a warm donut pocket full of cold, creamy ice cream.

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2. Chaplos 925 B St, San Diego, CA 92101 (Gaslamp Quarter)

Chef Norma Martinez serves up fare like apple ale pork ribs, chicken with polenta, and spicy cornbread at this throwback (re: Prohibition-era) resto.

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3. PB Shore Club 4315 Ocean Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109 (Pacific Beach)

Right on the Pacific Ocean, Shore Club's got great bar fare as well as boozy slushies sure to cool you down on any summer (or any other season) day. There's an open air rooftop patio, and the kitchen is open late night, slinging greasy yet elevated eats (think in terms of sauteed lobster tacos) from 9pm until close. It’s a good thing, too, because you can work up quite the appetite during those Wednesday night goldfish races, which don’t start until 10pm.

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4. Finch's Wine Bar & Bistro 7644 Girard Ave, San Diego, CA 92037

Just sprung open in the former Cafe Lavande spot and helmed by a couple back from a ten year stint in the world of New York finance, Finch's wrought iron entryway opens into a lush patio with fountain-side courtyard dining, which in turn accesses both a d

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5. Wet Willie's 555 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101 (Gaslamp Quarter)

Wet Willie's has 30 different frozen daiquiri machines with flavors you can mix and match, like the 153-proof Shock Treatment or Call a Cab, which is what you’ll be doing the morning after mixing a Naked Willie and a Sex on the Beach with a Bahama Mama.

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