The temperatures are rising and my air conditioning is still broken, which means we are all screaming for ice cream at my house.  Here are my Top 5 Local Hot Spots for Cool Treats.  What are your favorites?

Afters Ice Cream

Handcrafted ice cream and signature flavors, not to mention the one and only “Milky Bun,” make Afters Ice Cream a must-stop spot for ice cream lovers.

1835 Newport Boulevard • Costa Mesa • 92627 • Hours:  Mon – Sun, 12pm – 12am

Baskin Robbins

Sometimes, you just can’t beat old school ice cream.  With traditional flavors and hard to beat prices, Baskin Robbins more than satisfies your ice cream cravings, and brings back fond memories of childhood.  Oh, and those cakes . . .

1927 Harbor Boulevard • Costa Mesa • 92627 • Hours:  Mon – Thurs 11am – 10pm, Fri – Sun 11am – 11pm

1460 Baker Street • Costa Mesa • 92626 • Hours:  Mon – Sun, 11am – 10pm

1220 Bison Avenue • Newport Beach • 92660 • Hours:  Mon – Sun, 11am – 10pm

Dad’s Original Frozen Banana / Dad’s Donuts

Summer days and nights on Balboa Island are not complete without Dad’s signature Frozen Banana or Balboa Bar.

318 Marine Avenue • Newport Beach • 92662 • Hours:  Mon – Sun, 6am – 10pm

popbar

It’s a trend that’s here to stay (for good reason):  the gourmet popsicle.  Enjoy customizing your own popsicle with a variety of flavors, dippings and toppings.

The Lab • 2930 Bristol Street • Costa Mesa • 92626 • Hours:  Mon – Sun, noon – 9pm

Sprinkles Ice Cream

Next door to that delicious store selling Sprinkles Cupcakes you will find Sprinkles Ice Cream;  so good it needed it’s own store.  With options like cookie/brownie sundaes, cookie sandwiches, or ice cream shakes, there is something to please everyone in the family.

Corona del Mar Plaza • 944 Avocado Avenue • Newport Beach • 92660 • Hours:  Mon – Sat 9am – 9pm, Sun 10am – 8pm

Looking for more options to satisfy your sweet tooth?  Check out our Resource Page for more Sweets & Treats.

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