Cold Stone is one of my favorite ice cream shops. I love that the only traditional thing about it is the option to put your ice cream in a cone or a cup! Cold Stone has at least 10 different flavors depending on which shop you go to. They have the option to include mix-ins and you can also turn your favorite ice cream flavor into a smoothie.
I always go for the Cake Batter flavor with a chunk of fresh brownie and caramel mixed in. It’s quite heavenly! The ice cream is really creamy, and it’s fun watching them mix the toppings right in front of you! They have so many mix-ins, that it can be hard to choose. They have everything from fresh strawberries to M&Ms and Snickers. While it is pretty pricey for ice cream (the “Like It” size, which is the smallest, is $ 5.95 with one mix in) the portions are huge so I always find myself satisfied.
They have several locations in Los Angeles, but this one is awesome because it’s right next to the beach. Perfect for cooling down and biking/surfing/jogging the calories off right after!