Cooling Summer Treats (That Aren't Ice Cream)

July 22, 2014 | by Jessica Estrada | Food & Drink News

Although LA boasts an impressive array of inventive ice cream flavors, it’s not the only frozen treat in town. From boozy popsicles to sorbet, see six refreshing treats to enjoy on a hot summer day.

CAFE del REY’s Sorbet Trio

Cafe del Rey sorbet trio

Cool down with a trio of CAFE del REY’s delicious housemade sorbet dollops. Enjoy classic flavors like chocolate and watermelon, or more innovative iterations such as strawberry cassis and hibiscus—all served alongside stunning views of the marina. 4451 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, 310-823-6395

Playa Provisions’ Kiwi-Cantaloupe Popsicle

Playa Provisions frozen fruit popsicles

What’s better than refreshing fruit on a sizzling day? Playa Provisions’ frozen fruit popsicles. Their new half kiwi, half cantaloupe flavor just made its debut and is poised to be a hit. 119 Culver Blvd., Playa Del Rey, 310-683-5019

Viceroy Santa Monica’s Boozy Sip-Sicle

Viceroy Santa Monica Sip-Sicles

Viceroy Santa Monica offers a cooling adult take on the classic popsicle with their signature boozy sip-sicles, which come in flavors like mojito and strawberry daiquiri. The frozen treats are complimentary when you book one of their chic poolside cabanas. 1819 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, 310-260-7500

The Yogurt Shoppe’s Sadie’s Chocolate Cream Puff Pie Froyo

The Yogurt Shoppe

At The Yogurt Shoppe, choose from tasty low-fat flavors like Sadie’s chocolate cream puff pie and cover it with your choice of toppings—think peanut butter cups, Whoppers, Heath bars, graham cracker crumbs, and whipped cream. 873 Swarthmore Ave., Pacific Palisades, 310-459-0088

Warwick’s La Piña Colada Gigante

Warwick's La Pina Colada Gigante

Just one sip of Warwick’s new summer La Piña Colada Gigante leaves you feeling like you’re lounging on an exotic beach. The shareable fruity libation shakes up fresh pineapple juice, Caña Brava Rum, and housemade coconut cream—all served in a hollow frozen pineapple. 6507 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, 323-460-6667

Treats’ Watermelon Sorbet and Treatberry Tart Froyo Swirl

Treat's Watermelon Sorbet and Treatberry Tart Froyo Swirl

For a healthy delight, taste Treats’ Watermelon Sorbet and Treatberry Tart Froyo Swirl. The shop’s decadent frozen desserts are probiotic, kosher, and free of gluten, hormones, antibiotics, and high-fructose corn syrups. 1700 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica, 310-310-3328

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