Frozen In Palm Springs

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Yep, it’s heating up in Palm Springs, but we’ve got a few things to help you enjoy the heat: misters on the sidewalks and in outdoor restaurants, cold beer on every corner, and frozen confections galore. 

Whether you’re an ice cream, yogurt, gelato, or milkshake kind of human, there’s something somewhere in Palm Springs just for you. We even have some artisanal shops for those craving ice cream in unusual but delicious flavors.

Here’s the scoop:

Ice Cream in Downtown Palm Springs

Ice Cream & Shopp(e) — This hip hybrid ice cream parlor/gift shop is at Arrive Hotel.

Great Shakes — Located in the heart of downtown, their daily flavors are listed on a PDF on their website, or you could just stop in while strolling Palm Canyon.

Brandini Toffee (the link goes to catering so you can see their in-store ice cream options) — Voted No. 1 candy store in California, they not only have the best toffee you’ll ever taste, but fantastic caramel corn in a variety of flavors AND ice cream! Get a toffee pop or opt for the decadent ice cream bowl. They’ll even make you an affogato sans booze.

Gelato Granucci — Artisanal gelato made on-site. Flavors change daily. Just north of La Quinta Brewing and Bootlegger Tiki. 

Ben & Jerry’s — You know ’em.

Carmela Ice Cream — Inside the very cool Flannery Exchange is another artisanal ice cream maker. She hails from Pasadena. Definitely worth a try and a visit to the space. If you need spot to work for a day, check ’em out.

Lolli & Pops — It has a few flavors of ice cream, but is also a swanky candy store. Great tinned gifts for bridal and groom parties, or even special guests. 

A three-scoop ice cream cone on a white background surrounded by colorful rainbow sprinkles

In Palm Springs, we all scream for ice cream. Photo by Courtney Cook on Unsplash

Away from Downtown 

Kreem Located on the south end of Palm Springs right where Palm Canyon splits into South and East. Next to the liquor store. Artisan ice cream in unusual flavors. A local favorite. 

Cold Stone Creamery — If you keep going down Palm Canyon East you’ll run into a shopping mall. It’s past Sunrise a few blocks next to Jersey Mike’s. 

Monster Shakes — Those shopping for an extended stay at Ralph’s will find great rewards here. It’s next to Domino’s Pizza in the shopping center on Ramon and Sunrise.

Frozen yogurt

Jus Chillin’ PS — Two locations, one on Tahquitz and the other on Palm Canyon. Tons of flavors and options for add-ons.

Tutti Frutti — All local ingredients from down valley. If a fruit is in season, you’ll find a matching flavor here. They’ve got the chocolate-y-est chocolate evah!

Date shakes 

Nature’s Health Food Cafe — Off the beaten path for vacationers, but well worth the stop. Food is vegan, and they have date shakes.

Tutti Frutti — Mentioned above, they have my favorite date shake. Not too sweet. I’m sweet enough.

Ice Cream & Shop(pe): Date shakes too!

Stay cool everyone!