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 8 Best ice cream shops in Palo Alto


There is no doubt that ice cream is one of the most famous and loved frozen treats everywhere around the globe, definitely not just in Palo Alto. With summer slowly sneaking in and hot weather teasing us each day a little more, ice cream has it in its power not only to refresh people, but also to make them genuinely happy! From the classical vanilla flavor to unexpected combinations such as celery, raisins, and peanut butter, there is something available for all tastes! If you wish to treat your kids to something special this summer – and, let’s be honest, parents will love it too!- the following 8 best ice cream shops in Palo Alto are definitely worth a visit…or more. 




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Available in a few California locations (including Palo Alto) and committed to maintaining happiness affordable for everybody, the CREAM shops tempt their clients with fresh-baked cookies and delightful ice creams sandwiches. From gluten free cookies to vegan or lactose-free tasty specialties, this ice cream paradise CAN and WILL soften even the most exigent clients. The shops offer their clients flexible and affordable catering options as well. Once you visit them once, you will return each summer full of tasty memories and willing to create amazing new ones! Watch out for the long lines.  440 University Ave, Palo Alto. CREAM


Palo Alto Creamery


With a rich history that goes back to 1923 and a comprehensive motto that says it all – ‘Simple food, done well.’,- the Palo Alto Creamery promises their clients quality food and a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere, ideal for family and friends reunions. This place boasts some of the most delicious milkshakes and ice cream you will find around. From exquisite croissants to burgers, appetizers, soups, and desserts that will make your mouth water, the Palo Alto Creamery is determined to turn you into a loyal customer. If you want to find out what you have missed, pay them a visit this summer!  566 Emerson St, Palo Alto. Palo Alto Creamery


Peninsula Creamery


This creamery has been around for 85 years. And they seem determined to stick around for at least 85 years more! A ‘home-style’ shop that successfully reconciles the past and the present, the Peninsula Creamery offers its clients high quality dairy products, along with flavorsome sandwiches, salads, and meat specials. However, it is the milkshakes and ice cream that makes this place a mandatory stop this summer. Children will simply love it!  900 High St, Palo Alto. Peninsula Creamery




Hella Nutella, the bourbon vanilla and salted caramel, brown sugar banana, speculoos n’ cream, or the shop’s special European style HOT CHOCOLATE: which one will you try first? The Scoop Microcreamery tempts its customers with fresh and creamy ice cream made with liquid nitrogen, a method that creates a denser, more flavorful, and creamier ice cream than the classical ice cream we all love. Why not give this new and increasingly popular technology a taste?  203 University Ave, Palo Alto. Scoop 


Tin Pot


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Keeping its bet for small batches of handcrafted and creamy ice cream, the Tin Pot creamery gives classical flavors a wicked and addictively tasteful twist. Here you can enjoy surprising combinations such as salted butterscotch or the Roasted Banana Fudge Ripple, all made using only natural ingredients. In addition, they also offer delicious cookies, cakes, and pies. They also provide an excellent catering service that can transform your special event into an extraordinary event. So why not make this creamery your guilty pleasure this summer?  Town & Country Village, 855 El Camino Real #121, Palo Alto. Tin Pot




An award winner creamery, Rick’s puts at your service all the experience acquired in over 40 years of activity. Among this shop’s tantalizingly delicious flavors, we can mention the Black Raspberry Crunch, Toffeeness, or the Saffron Pistachio. You have 48 delicious flavors to choose from! Not to mention the brownies, whoopie pies, cakes, and ice-cream cakes. The shop also provides catering services for those who wish to liven up their special events. Are you ready to indulge in a mind-blowing storm of flavors and creaminess?  Charleston Shopping Center, 3946 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto. Rick’s


Cold Stone


This creamery will not only put your palate’s finesse to a test, but also your imagination! With suggestive names such as Delicious Dirt (especially made for kids!) or Coffee Lovers Only, their Signature Creations redefine the concept of well-made, fresh, and delicious ice cream. Personalize your ice cream and enjoy it on the spot … or take it with you. Everything goes! Sweet flavors lovers can also try the shop’s delicious sorbets, yoghurts, cakes, cupcakes, pies, and ice cream sandwiches. The themed cakes for kids are sure to put a smile on any birthday girl or boy’s face. The shop also provides gluten-free, low fat, and lactose-free products. Pay them a visit and you won’t regret it! Town & Country Village, 855 El Camino Real #9, Palo Alto. Cold Stone






Passionate over the traditional Italian gelato, the Gelataio creamery strives to delight your buds with made-from-scratch and high quality ice cream. Aiming at creating the most healthful ice cream possible, the creamery uses only organic eggs, milk, and cream, which they blend with fresh, organic local products. What’s there not to love about this shop?  121 Lytton Ave, Palo Alto. Gelataio

With so many delightful options within reach, we will be more than happy to welcome hot weather!

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