Getting the Scoop:
Delightful Ice Cream in Woodland Hills
Have you seen a U.S. weather forecast model lately? It seems the whole Eastern Seaboard is being slammed with wickedly cold weather while the West Coast continues to bask in somewhat warmer-than-average temperatures. In California, nearly every major region from San Francisco down to San Diego has been enjoying temperate-to-toasty climates, which is a godsend especially in northern cities during these winter months. With temps up and clothing becoming more “optional” – in typical flashy L.A. style – lots of Angelinos have been returning to warm weather routines, with one of those being seeking out the most memorable ice cream indulgence.
When it comes to ice cream in Woodland Hills, some unique shops stand out amongst the rest, and we’ve assembled our favorite picks that are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.
For an absolutely unique experience you will never forget during your next sweet craving, check out Jerry’s Soda Shoppe, located inside the De Soto Pharmacy at 20914 Roscoe Boulevard in Canoga Park. This throwback old-fashioned ice cream “parlor” whisks you away to an era when ice cream shops were popular alongside pharmacies, complete with genuine soda fountains, classic spinning stools at the counter, old-style display cases and much more. Even if it’s just sitting down to relish a Banana Split or an ultra-thick, out-of-this-world milkshake, Jerry’s Soda Shoppe provides a much deeper perspective on mere “ice cream in Woodland Hills.”
Sloan’s Ice Cream, located at 21718 West Valley Way in Los Angeles, beckons with the heavenly aroma of freshly-baked waffle cones, cookies and brownies, and has often been described as a “funhouse of an ice cream place,” what with its regular massive crowds, selections of cookies and chocolates (and candies) as well as incredible ice cream creations like the Cookie Monster. Enjoyed by hordes of Sloan’s fanatics that return to this unique, eccentric shop routinely, the Cookie Monster boasts a chocolate chip cookie with Oreo-flavored ice cream, a combination that’s enough to send Cookie Monster himself into a stratosphere of pleasure. As a welcome addition to The Village Mall, Sloan’s Ice Cream is not a night out for a scoop…it’s a true experience.
Established in 2015, Wanderlust Creamery, located at 18511 Ventura Boulevard in Tarzana, offers artisan small-batch ice cream made on premises from 100-percent organic dairy, with flavors inspired by travel experiences. All of Wanderlust’s ice cream creations are designed and pasteurized in-house by owner Adrienne Nicole Borlongan, a food scientist by trade and ice cream maker by blood; as the granddaughter of the flavor chemist from Magnolia Ice Cream, Borlongan developed her palate and understanding of flavor theory while working as a mixologist, crafting cocktail programs for SBE Hospitality. Her business partner, JP Lopez, also boasts a love for unique restaurants and hospitality concepts, and in sharing a passion for food and travel the duo ensured that every flavor concocted for Wanderlust Creamery is made from the memories of the places they’ve been.
Melt Gelato & Crepe Cafe, located at 6600 Topanga Canyon Boulevard in Canoga Park, serves up to 32 flavors of Italian gelato in addition to sorbetto, yogurt, sweet and savory crepes, Italian Panini, salads, wraps, smoothies and richly-brewed Italian coffees. In attempting to serve its customers a high-quality, healthier alternative to garden variety ice cream, Melt offers something new and exciting – as such, the shop’s gelato is made with the finest ingredients and boasts significantly lower fat and less calories than traditional American ice cream. There’s a good reason why Melt is well-positioned to become the dominant player in the gelato business in North America.
Have you been searching for the best ice cream in Woodland Hills? We’ve done the research so that you don’t have to. Indulge in one of your favorite treats, or try something uniquely new at any of these aforementioned locations.