San Diego Businesses to Support: Ice Cream Shops

San Diego Businesses to Support: Ice Cream Shops

Summer is officially here! Not only does America’s Finest City have beautiful beaches, great parks, and lots of sun, San Diego is also home to some of the best ice cream parlors. Having such a warm climate, it is no surprise that there are so many great options to choose from in San Diego.

In the ninth edition featuring San Diego businesses on the Fun in the City app, we have focused on ice cream parlors, just in time to beat the summer heat. If you are vegan, gluten-free, or have other dietary concerns, don’t worry — there is a sweet treat for everyone! Cool off with a delicious ice cream cone or a frozen yogurt cup from these ice cream parlors below. Why not treat yourself to a delectable dessert after a scorching summer day at the beach?

A reminder that Fun in the City has waived all signup, registration, and monthly fees for new businesses interested in joining the app, so it‘s completely free to advertise! If you have a favorite company that you think would do great on the FITC app, be sure to reach out and let them know. It‘s an excellent way for local business owners to reach their communities and get the word out about what they offer.

  1. Kula Ice Cream
    San Diego, California

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This vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free ice cream parlor was created by home-chef Libby Lefanowicz, who was one of the first to bring gourmet vegan ice cream to San Diego. Lefanowicz strives to make ice cream accessible to everyone, and that’s why Kula is San Diego’s only all vegan and gluten-free ice cream company. Every pint is hand-crafted with love and care, and flavors range from watermelon chip to “unicorn poop.” You can find them at Farmer’s Markets across San Diego, or you can order online through their website.

  1. Niederfrank’s Ice Cream
    National City, California

If you are looking for ice cream with an old-fashioned charm, look no further than Niederfrank’s Ice Cream. This parlor has been in National City for nearly seven decades, and after you try a scoop, you will understand why this shop continues to be a staple. Niederfrank’s makes all their ice cream, waffle cones, and flavors in-house, using traditional methods and equipment. They also offer just about every flavor you can think of — including Elmer’s Original Vanilla — and each flavor was developed by Elmer Neiderfrank himself.

  1. The Yogurt Mill of La Mesa
    La Mesa, California

The Yogurt Mill of La Mesa is a family-owned ice cream parlor offering a large variety of sweet treats, including ice cream, frozen yogurt, gelato, mochi, and acai bowls. They also offer authentic Mexican snacks, such as churros, tostilocos, and more. There is something for everyone here, even your furry friends! By using all-natural flavors and colors, the owners are committed to serving healthy confections without sacrificing taste, so you can feel guilt-free. The Yogurt Mill is conveniently located in La Mesa Village Plaza, in La Mesa, California.

  1. JoJo’s Creamery
    Encinitas, California

Located in Encinitas, California, right outside of San Diego, JoJo’s Creamery offers artisanal, homemade ice cream and cookies. They make their ice cream, waffle cones, sauces, cookies, and toppings in-house and from scratch, using only all-natural ingredients. Their traditional ice cream is made with organic dairy from Straus Family Creamery, but vegans, fear not! JoJo’s also offers vegan ice cream in four delicious flavors, made from organic coconut milk, oat milk, and cashew milk. There are plenty of gluten-free options as well. Not only that, but each order includes a warm chocolate chip cookie!

  1. Rosa’s Ice Cream & Fruit Bar
    San Diego, California

There is a new ice cream parlor in town! Rosa’s Ice Cream & Fruit Bar opened in June of 2021 and is serving up bona fide Mexican snacks and ice cream in the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego. Not only do they have high quality ice cream, but they also offer a variety of treats: tortas, smoothies, sandwiches, acai bowls, Aguas frescas, raspados, milkshakes, and more. The inside of the shop boasts top of the line amenities with a modern ambiance. Come give Rosa’s Ice Cream & Fruit Bar a try!

What businesses would you like to see added to the Fun in the City app? Be sure to tell them that Fun in the City has waived all signup, registration, and monthly fees for new businesses interested in joining the app. Its a great way to reach the local community and get the word out about what they offer. 

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