It may be a time when other parts of the country are cooling down and get excited about warm fall flavors. But when you get tired of ordering your pumpkin spice latte over ice, then chill out with one of the numerous frozen treat places that can be found in nearly every corner of Old Pasadena. Whether you crave fro yo, gelato, ice cream or another something that is cool and refreshing, you’ll be sure to find it if you head to:
21 Choices is a favorite with college kids in the area—and everyone else too. Like Coldstone but with frozen yogurt, you can choose your flavors and get your toppings mixed right in.
Coffee a’ La Mode is a newer addition to Old Pasadena, but the combination of coffee and ice cream can’t be beat. Check them out on Facebook.
Coolhaus started as one of L.A.’s favorite food trucks but it now has a few brick and mortar stores around the city. Luckily, one of them is a kiosk in Old Pasadena, filled with scoops of their unique flavors and other ice creamy delights.
Hello Gelato is in the former Piccolomo gelato space and the tiny cups can be filled with two flavors, making choosing from the vast selection of flavor options just a little easier. They don’t have a website yet, but Yelp! has the details you need.
Ice Cream Lab makes all that molecular gastronomy you watch on your favorite food shows come to life right before your eyes. Rather than relying on freezers, Ice Cream Lab uses liquid nitrogen to transform cream and flavors into ice cream as you order it.
Blockheads Shavery uses Hawaiian shaved ice and ice cream to create Snow Cream, a refreshingly unique treat. Flavor options change seasonally and there are also non-dairy options for the lactose intolerant or vegans.
Stick Station knows that everything is better on a stick, including gelato. And if sticks aren’t your thing, then you can get the good stuff served in a cup.
Yogurtland seems to be everywhere these days, and the seemingly endless array of rotating flavors and toppings makes it a perfect stop for when nobody can agree on what they want.
You’ll have no trouble staying cool with a stop into any of these frozen shops.