7 Mouthwatering Ice Cream Spots In San Diego

Ana Sofia de la Cámara Ana Sofia de la Cámara

7 Mouthwatering Ice Cream Spots In San Diego

Ice cream and summer are a match made in heaven!

Now that it’s officially summer it’s high time we went on an ice cream reconnaissance mission! It’s a tough job, but somebody has to do it! Thanks to our spectacular weather, San Diegans can easily enjoy ice cream year-round. Which makes us experts on this refreshing dessert and lukily we have so many amazing places to choose from! Here are 7 amazing ice cream spots dear and near to many San Diegans. We included classic and iconic shops as well as newer and exciting places, all of which make a fabulous scoop!


Salt & Straw Ice Cream

Salt & Straw was started by cousins Kim and Tyler. With zero ice cream experience they got to work and have created not only an amazing product but a thoughtful business, with the community in mind. They work with local suppliers and are truly a part of their community. This is evident in their unique flavors and the friendly atmosphere when visiting their shops.

Location: 1670 India St, 3705 Caminito Court, Suite 0580


Somi Somi

Somisomi is an awsome ice cream place that serves a special Korean dessert known as “Ah-Boong.” This is a fish-shaped waffle cone filled stuffed with your choice of filling and topped with velvety soft serve. This is a unique ice cream experience we highly recommend. The filling inside the taiyaki cone can be either Custard, Nutella, RedBean, Red Bean and Cream Cheese and Taro. Doesnt that sound fantastic?!

Location: 4620 Convoy St, 9168 Mira Mesa Blvd



With over 300 favors, Hammond’s Gourmet Ice Cream has just about everything an ice cream lover could ever dream of! They are a local favorite and it’s easy to see why.  Their iconic Hammond’s ice cream flights are a definite must and a fabulous date idea!

Location: 3077 University Ave, 3740 Sports Arena Blvd, Suite 6


Mariposa Ice Cream


Mariposa Homemade Ice Cream is located in the heart of Normal Heights in San Diego, California. They make and sell all of their delicious Ice Cream, Sherbet, and Sorbet out of their shop. For the past 21 years, they have been recognized amongst the Best Ice Cream in San Diego. They are highly respected and require no gimmicks. Just good old-fashioned ice cream, served by the people who make it. We recommend their Mexican Chocolate and Peanut Butter Fudge!

Location: 3450 Adams Avenue


Milkissimo Gelato 

In Little Italy you’ll find many beautiful places to spend a lovely day out. During these sunny summer days, there’s nothing quite like gelatoMilkissimo gelato is an excellent small gelato shop run by the very popular owner Klaudio. His small business is known for its fantastic, friendly service and excellent gelatos! You should try their Charcoal flavor!

Location: 1640 Camino Del Rio N


Stella Jean’s Ice Cream

This small-batch ice cream shop utilizes the best ingredients to produce spectacular. You can now purchase their delicious waffle cones and ice cream pints online to enjoy at home! Their Guava Cream Cheese flavor is the pecter refresher for the summer.

Location: 4404 Park Blvd., San Diego, 270 E. 17th St. Ste.16, Costa Mesa, 4195 Voltaire St., San Diego (Coming Soon)


Mutual Friend Ice Cream

Mutal Friends is that cool ice cream shop you wish was around growing up. Or is that us projecting? They serve up small-batch, craft ice cream that is both nostalgic and unique. They love their movie refrensess and so do we! Check out their Risky Business, coconut and penut butter ice cream with strawberry jam and salted cracker chunks! 

Location: 811 25th St 

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