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Celebrate National Ice Cream Day on the Central Coast

Chocolate, Vanilla, or Swirl? Cup or Cone? When it comes to ice cream, the options are endless. But on Sunday, July 17th you’ll have no choice but to indulge in order to celebrate National Ice Cream Day the proper (and sweetest) way. No matter where you’re spending the day, try out one of our favorite ice cream shops that are sprinkled along the Central Coast.

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (Paso Robles)

Nestled in the heart of Downtown Paso Robles, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is the perfect place to stop for a sweet treat while you stroll past the many boutiques, restaurants, and tasting rooms that line the streets. Rocky Mountain offers 40 varieties of ice cream, 8 sorbets, and 5 frozen yogurts. All of their frozen desserts are produced locally in British Columbia and shipped to all Rocky Mountain franchises across the country to ensure a delightful tasting experience wherever you travel. Try some of their unique flavors like Apple Crisp or Tiger Tail!

Photo: (c) @sally_dibbs
Photo: (c) @sally_dibbs

Batch (San Luis Obispo)

No cups or cones here! Batch is all about ice cream…sandwiches, that is. Their homemade cookies are made with real butter, sugar, eggs, and milk—making them the perfect bookends to hold their fresh, super-premium ice cream. They offer classic flavors like Rocky Road, or you could choose something different like Captain Crunch Berries, Peach Sorbet, or Oatmeal Chocolate Chip! Pair it with your favorite cookie for a totally customizable ice cream experience.

Photo: (c) @julstiong
Photo: (c) @julstiong

 Reimer’s Candies and Ice Cream (Avila Beach)

As soon as you step into Reimer’s, the smell of the salty Avila Beach air will be overtaken by the sweet aroma of fresh, homemade waffle cones. Offering over two dozen flavors of European style ice cream which are made right here in Avila Beach, there’s sure to be something to satisfy your taste buds. But it gets better—even the blackberries, peaches, nuts, and cream that are used in their ice creams are locally grown and produced.

Photo: (c) @reimerscandiesavila
Photo: (c) @reimerscandiesavila

The Scoop Ice Cream Parlor (Pismo Beach)

The Scoop is the only ice cream parlor in Pismo Beach, but with over 32 flavors of Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream you’ll still have to make the difficult decision of what to order. Choose a classic flavor or try something new like Coco Pineapple, Dulce de Leche, or Strawberry Cheesecake. In classic ice cream parlor style, The Scoop also offers specialties like Banana Splits, Hot Fudge Sundaes, Ice Cream Sodas, Malts, and more! Just two blocks from the beach, look for the giant ice cream cone sign and don’t forget to order something for your pup—The Scoop offers free “doggie” cones, too!

Photo: (c) @daisygordita
Photo: (c) @daisygordita

Doc Burnstein’s Ice Cream Lab (Arroyo Grande)

You scream, I scream, we all scream for Doc Burnstein’s! Compared to other ice cream made on the Central Coast, Doc’s contains the most cream—earning them the coveted “Super-Premium” label. Handcrafted in-store, new flavors are always being experimented with. Today, Doc’s has a selection of over 140 ice cream recipes, each one more unique than the last. Every month, there’s an entire menu of new specials to choose from. July’s specials include flavors like Apple Pie, Straight to the Dentist, and even Jack Daniels! Whatever you select, it’ll be just what the doctor ordered.

Photo: (c) @docburnsteins
Photo: (c) @docburnsteins

When you treat yourself and your family this Sunday in honor of National Ice Cream day, make sure to share your favorite flavors with us by using #CentralCoasting.

 

 

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