Sweet Summer Treats
The mercury’s rising, and we could use a frosty refreshment that doesn’t come at the expense of the killer bikini bod we’ve been working all winter long to achieve. So if you want to stay so hot you’ll melt those popsicles while actually eating popsicles, there are several options around town to satisfy your cravings without requiring a few extra hours of cardio in compensation for the calories.
Suck It Sweets and Treats
4361 1/2 Tujunga Ave., Studio City, 818-980-7825
This boutique treats shop is a popsicle lover’s dream, freezing up a variety of custom “suck’sicles” that are vegan, vegetarian, all-natural (no preservatives, no additives), gluten-free, and environmentally friendly. Flavors range from traditional (watermelon) to inventive (blueberry hibiscus) to weird (dill pickle).
11311 Mississippi Ave., Los Angeles, 310-445-8725
With a cult following and long lines to match, Blockheads Shavery serves Snow Cream, a unique hybrid that combines the texture of Hawaiian shave ice with the creamy taste of ice cream. Each order is made in-store by their own certified Snow Cream gurus, who shave blocks only when they reach the optimal temperature.
Carmela Ice Cream and Sorbet
Locations in Pasadena and Mid-City West
With a new location on West 3rd Street, Carmela Ice Cream is revered for their seasonal, small-batch, artisanal ice cream and sorbets made with farmers market produce and organic cream. While their Salted Caramel and Classic Rocky Road may be an indulgence, you can order a Lemon Basil or Pear Champagne Sorbet without feeling guilty.
4574 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks, 818-906-2490
While boasting one of the largest selections of low-carb and sugar-free foods in Los Angeles, the real draw at Humphrey’s is their hard-packed nonfat yogurt, which is scooped like ice cream. Available in four flavors, their vanilla has just 16 calories per ounce, and customers clamor to choose from more than 45 “blend-ins” ranging from fresh fruit to candy, which they swirl right into the yogurt with their blending machine.
xx, The FabFitFun LA Team
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