Happy Ice pop up ice cream truck near The Crest apartments in Long Beach

Chill Out: Long Beach’s Best ice Cream & Cool Creations

Hot summer days just scream for ice cream – and other heat-beating refreshments. Long Beach offers some tasty treats to get your chill thrill – from classic ice cream, sorbets, and ices to cold brewed coffee and teas. Plant-based, vegan and non-dairy options are available as well. Whether you’re strolling the boardwalk, biking on the waterfront, or just out and about – chill out with Long Beach’s best ice cream and cool creations! Here’s the scoop.

Happy Ice pop up ice cream truck near The Crest apartments in Long Beach

Happy Ice Pop Up

Famed L.A.-based dessert company Happy Ice is rolling into Long Beach. Founder Lemeir Mitchell is taking his truck on The Happiness Tour and the Happy Ice crew will be hanging out all day at the 2nd & PCH retail complex every Sunday through September. Happy Ice is an ultra-premium water ice product, made from a secret recipe from Philadelphia with an artistic LA twist. It has the smooth, rich, creamy texture of ice cream and the light, fruity refreshment of a sorbet, without egg or dairy products of any kind. It’s also vegan friendly and contains no nut products, so nearly everyone can enjoy the incredible experience of Happy Ice.

Afters ice Cream shop near The Crest apartments in Long Beach

Afters Ice Cream  5708 7th St. Long Beach, CA 90803

Afters is more than just ice cream – it’s a lifestyle. Afters Ice Cream was made to be an outlet for creativity through flavors and design. Known for their handcrafted ice cream and signature flavors like Milk and Cereal, Cookie Monster and Jasmine Milk Tea, Afters’ creative kitchen keeps pushing the limits of ice cream flavors. They are now open for takeout or curbside pickup.

Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt on The Boardwalk near The Crest apartments in Long Beach

Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt on The Boardwalk  429 Shoreline Village Dr. Long Beach, CA 90802

Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt on The Boardwalk has been voted Long Beach’s favorite ice cream year after year. Choose from 16 flavors of ice cream or 6 flavors of frozen yogurt, featuring a no sugar added flavor daily. Have it plain or sprinkled with a variety of more than 25 toppings in a cup or cone. Create your own ice cream sundaes, banana splits, and fresh-backed waffle cone delights. For a yummy healthy treat, their blended fruit smoothies are made with non-fat frozen yogurt, such as papaya paradise and peaches n’ cream.

Rori's Artisanal Creamery ice cream shop near The Crest apartments in Long Beach

Rori’s Artisanal Creamery  3768 Long Beach Blvd. Unit 100 Long Beach, CA 90807

Rori isn’t just a name, she’s a person, with a ton of experience and amazing taste buds. Rori makes all the ice cream, cookies, cones, and candy recipes that go into all products, and she spends long hours developing the flavor balance that makes Rori’s Artisanal Creamery so unique. No skimping – intensity grabs you at the first lick. Flavors include malted milk ball, lemon curd, dark and medium chocolate, salted caramel, root beer float, and more. Choose from a variety of sauces, toppings, sundaes, shakes and malts.

Cold Stone Creamery ice cream shop near The Crest apartments in Long Beach

Cold Stone Creamery  25 Aquarium Way # A2-2 Long Beach, CA 90802

Located at The Pike at Rainbow Harbor, Cold Stone Creamery is a favorite with locals and visitors alike. Did you know their ice cream is hand-crafted and made fresh in every store? It’s true! For more than 25 years, they served up the finest, freshest ice cream, cakes, smoothies and shakes using only the highest quality ingredients, using their signature process of preparing your custom ice cream creation on a frozen granite stone. Online ordering, take-out, and delivery services are available.

Hug Life Ice Cream shop near The Crest apartments in Long Beach

Hug Life Ice Cream  2707 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814

Hug Life Ice Cream, SoCal’s first all plant-based creamery, just launched their new Vegan Milkshake Menu with 6 new signature milkshakes. Hug Life was conceived by a close-knit group of friends who had a plant-based lifestyle and listened to a lot of hip hop. Having an appreciation for all forms of life, they wanted to accommodate friends with different dietary needs. Order online for delivery.

Long Beach Creamery ice cream shop near The Crest apartments in Long Beach

Long Beach Creamery  222 East Broadway Ave. Long Beach, CA 90802

Long Beach Creamery handcrafts ice cream delights, focusing on using local, organic ingredients to create their signature flavors of ice cream. Long Beach Creamery’s ice cream helps to tell the story of Long Beach and its growing food culture. Unique seasonal flavors include Cabernet Brownie, Goat Cheese Whiskey Ice Cream swirled with Mission Figs, Scotch Mallow, and Love Potion #9 – a cognac vanilla ice cream base with a strawberry and black pepper jam swirled through. Pints of Ice cream and baked goods are available as well. Order for pickup, curbside pickup or delivery.

Frostbites Crepes & Frozen Delights ice cream shop near The Crest apartments in Long Beach

Frostbites Crepes & Frozen Delights  1827 Ximeno Ave. Long Beach, CA 90815

Serving the best in Italian ices and crepes since 2002, Frostbites ice cream shop and creperie offers a delectable menu of sorbets, sorbet cream sundaes, sweet crepes, and frozen custard. Order online for pick up. You can also call to order if you need help with suggestions.

La Michoacan Monarca ice cream shop near The Crest apartments in Long Beach

La Michoacana  5155 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90805

La Michoacana is a Mexican paleteria serving Mexican popsicles, ice cream with flavors such as pineapple and coffee, and many more goodies to enjoy in style with authentic flavors. The history of Mexico’s famed paleterías – ice cream shops that started in the Mexican state of Michoacán – is a rich tradition that is gaining popularity across the US. La Michoacana’s menu includes other traditional treats such as tostilocos (tortilla chips topped with cueritos, cucumber, jícama, lime juice, and hot sauce) esquites (Mexican street corn), sundaes, sandwiches and more.

Creamistry ice cream shop near The Crest apartments in Long Beach

Creamistry  4725 2nd St. Long Beach, CA 90803

The Creamologists at Creamistry specialize in using liquid nitrogen to prepare customized, handcrafted ice cream right before your eyes using high quality, premium ingredients, including all natural and organic ingredients with over 60 flavors and toppings! Unlike other ice cream that is typically pumped and churned with air, Creamistry uses liquid nitrogen to instantly freeze each ice cream order, resulting in a decadently rich and luxuriously creamy ice cream with virtually no overrun. All creations are also available as NitroShakes. Vegan and non-dairy options are available as well.

Snow Monster ice cream shop near The Crest apartments in Long Beach

Snow Monster  5211 2nd St. Long Beach, CA 90803

Snow Monsters specializes in boba tea, ice coffee, matcha, milk tea and more, with a purpose to bring the community together. Fresh brewed coffees are made with the finest coffee beans pour over style when you order. Customize your coffee with lychee jelly, oat milk, aloe vera, honey boba, cotton candy cup and more. Pair your beverage with a macaron sandwich, made-from-scratch with California almond flour macarons and your choice of ice cream.

Photo credits:

Photo #1: Happy Ice

Photo #2: Happy Ice

Photo #3: Afters Ice Cream

Photo #4: Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt on The Boardwalk

Photo #5: Rori’s Artisanal Creamery

Photo #6: Cold Stone Creamery

Photo #7: Hug Life Ice Cream

Photo #8: Long Beach Creamery

Photo #9: Frostbites Crepes & Frozen Delights

Photo #10: La Michoacana

Photo #11: Creamistry

Photo #12: Snow Monster