Does the mere mention of summer at the beach get your
inner child all revved up for sweet and frosty treats?
When an ordinary scoop of vanilla just won’t do,
try one of SoCal’s quintessential, best-in-West frozen goodies.
For an authentic Italian-style treat, there’s no place like The Resort at Pelican Hill.® Choose one (or more!) of the 10 daily flavors of zesty gelato house-made in the Laboratorio del Gelato by heading to Caffè & Market, located just off the Resort lobby. Traditional Italian and seasonally inspired flavors are served up in bowls or nested inside a fresh waffle cone. Buon appetito!
On its bluff overlooking the Pacific, Ruby’s Shake Shack has been blending classic milk shakes for patient beachgoers since the 1940s. Cool your heels with a salted caramel or chocolate banana shake or, for the puritans, enjoy a simple swirl of creamy soft serve. In addition to the bright yellow umbrella landmark atop Crystal Cove, Ruby’s brings its classic menu to an equally picturesque outpost at the end of Newport Beach’s Balboa Pier.
Out of the box
No visit to Balboa Island is complete without a stop at Dad’s, which stakes its claim as the original frozen-banana stand on the island. (Sugar ‘n’ Spice, two doors down, begs to differ, and the feud goes on.) Choose a banana or a block of rich vanilla ice cream on a stick, and watch as it is hand-dipped in mouthwatering melted chocolate and then rolled in your choice of topping. Can’t decide between nuts, sprinkles or cinnamon crunch? Order the “everything” and go to town. What the heck-it’s summer!