Here in the US, we take our ice cream seriously! In fact, we are the world’s largest producers and consumers of ice cream! While we’ll take pretty much any ice cream we can get our hands on, statistics show that it’s the premium stuff that we long for. With that, here are four local ice cream shops in Lakewood and the nearby area that will go above and beyond your expectations:

Crazy Delights La Michoacana

4031 Hardwick Street, Lakewood, CA 90712

This bright, energizing shop might be your new favorite ice cream spot, with an abundance of fresh fruit flavors. Ferrero Rocher-flavored ice cream is just one of the popular options to choose from. But don’t just stop at ice cream. Here, you’ll find plenty of additional ways to celebrate summer with these other offerings: smoothies, natural juices, popsicles, churros, corn, chips, and more!

Cravings Ice Cream

9429 Alondra Boulevard, Bellflower, CA 90706

This ice cream shop may pose a bit of a challenge: too many great options to choose from. It has “a [five-step] process from the type of cone, ice cream, two toppings and drizzle.” Freshly made waffles are the unique ice cream pairing for this shop, and don’t miss out on the waffle bites! It’s a delicious experience with great customer service that—true to its name—will likely leave you craving more!

Cone Appétit

12238 South Street, Artesia, CA 90701

This adorable dessert place has unique and delicious offerings. As far as ice cream goes, start with the Taiyaki, a fish-shaped ice cream cone popular in Japan. You can fill it with a soft-serve ice cream flavor (options include ube, vanilla, matcha, and black sesame) and finish it off with free toppings and a drizzle of your choice. It’s the complete ice cream package: delicious dessert with a beautiful and unique presentation.

Gobi Ice Cream   

11430 1/2 South Street, Cerritos, CA 90703

This place offers artisan ice cream, made fresh daily. They feature “flash frozen” rolled ice cream, which is fascinating to watch as they prepare your order. The staff is known to be friendly, fast, and patient. The shop’s decor and the atmosphere are also praised. The cereal-infused options are popular, with the Bam Bam being a favorite choice (ice cream, Fruity Pebbles, strawberries, whipped cream, and condensed milk)!

So what are you waiting for? Head to one of these nearby ice cream shops and enjoy the taste of summer! These premium ice cream menu offerings will not disappoint! We wouldn’t judge you if you felt the need to try them all!