Foodie Friday: Ice Cream, Popsicles and Other Chilly San Diego Treats

Summer is sublime in San Diego, especially with a chilly treat in hand. Something about enjoying your icy cold indulgence under the sunshine makes every bite just a little sweeter. Of course, with San Diego’s impressive culinary chops, chowing down on an average Drumstick just won’t do, so stop into one of these delicious spots for a summery treat your taste buds won’t soon forget.

Bardot Bars

Bardot Bars ice cream shop La Jolla

The newest destination for ice cream indulgence is Bardot Bars, an ice cream shop with an haute couture twist in La Jolla. Bardot features opulent, hand-made ice cream bars in flavors like “Red Satin” (wild blackberry ice cream) and the “Southern Belle” (tangy key lime ice cream with a graham cracker crust and white chocolate shell).

Viva Pops

The flavors of Viva Pops in Normal Heights

Away from the coast, the colorful Viva Pops shop will put you in a summer mood even on the gloomiest day. Inspired by the festive colors and flavors of traditional Mexican-style pops called paletas, their delicious offerings are unlike the popsicles found in any grocery store, with exotic flavors like cucumber chili, lavender lemonade and pear vanilla rose.


Pappalecco gelato in Little Italy San Diego

Pappalecco gelato in Little Italy

There’s plenty of gelato to choose from in Little Italy, but Pappalecco always pleases, with classic flavors like hazelnut and stracciatella to fresh tastes like banana and blueberry. Pair your gelato with a rich Italian espresso and watch from Pappalecco’s sidewalk tables as trendy locals drive by on Vespas.

MooTime Creamery

Located just steps from picturesque Coronado Beach, MooTime Creamery is a great place to grab a cone or cup of scrumptious ice cream on a sunny afternoon. You’ll find home-made waffle cones and mix-in ice creams, yogurts and sorbets in flavors ranging from chocolate to chai tea and horchata, while mixers include fresh fruit, nuts and candies.

Where will you indulge in a cool treat this summer?

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About Candice

Foodie, craft beer nerd, shopaholic, music geek, photographer and contemporary art fan could all be used to describe me. I’m a big proponent of highlighting San Diego’s hidden gems and local businesses and breaking stereotypes about our city. We’re more than just sunshine and beaches (though those are nice, too!). What would you do on your ideal San Diego Day? Eating and shopping around my favorite neighborhoods: Golden Hill, South Park, North Park, Little Italy and Hillcrest. Then popping into one of our great art museums and capping off the night with some live music and a a local beer at The Casbah. What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity? Does shopping count as an outdoor activity? Or checking out the public art around town, like at Chicano Park? I do love visiting the La Jolla tide pools in the summer and ice skating at the outdoor rinks that go up each winter. Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine? Let's get one thing straight here: San Diego craft beer goes with everything, not just burgers. Though it is really good with a burger. Latest music purchases for my iPod player are… I’m lucky to be married to a music journalist, so advance copies of the newest albums are constantly available to me for free. But I can’t seem to stop playing the new album by CHVRCHES, and San Diego band Rocket from the Crypt have been on repeat a lot lately. Follow Candice on Twitter @candicesd

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