Hawaiian Drive Inn, San Jose
Anybody who’s been to Hawaii has most likely tried shaved ice, a easy mixture of finely reduce ice granules and super-sweet syrups in all the colours of the rainbow. This restaurant serves watermelon-flavored shaved ice, fruit punch, bitter apple, and tiger’s blood, a mixture of strawberry with a touch of coconut. They’re going to even high it with condensed milk, if you would like, so you possibly can take pleasure in a style of paradise whereas your head goes numb!
Open from 10:30 am to 9:30 pm each day at 1095 Tully Rd., San José; hawaiiandriveinnsanjose.com
Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard, Fremont (and different areas)
On the different finish of the icy spectrum is Italian ice, which contains a combination of coarser ice particles. Rita’s makes an important model with traditional flavors like cherry and lemon or, relying on the place you are visiting, weirder ones like Bitter Patch Children and “Unicorn.” They will additionally combine it right into a frozen drink or (Philadelphia plug their ears) high it with wealthy dollops of frozen custard.
The Fremont location is open from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Friday via Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, and midday to 9 p.m. Monday via Thursday at 39006 Paseo Padre Pkwy., Fremont, CA 94538 ; for different areas see ritasice.com
Milkbomb Ice Cream, Berkeley
What’s higher than an ice cream sandwich? How about an ice cream donut? Milkbomb indulges with a world-class number of worldwide donuts: glazed, brioche, Portuguese malasadas, Barney the dinosaur-colored Filipino ube pandesal and extra, full of ice cream. You possibly can high them with sugary kids’s cereal and marshmallow fluff roasted below a torch. The house owners present superior creativity with their rotation of ice cream flavors, having performed with activated charcoal, mint espresso mojito, and durian imported from the Philippines.
Open Thursday via Sunday (verify Yelp for present hours) at 2079 College Ave., Berkeley; milkbombicecream.com
This extremely rated joint has made a reputation for itself with traditional burgers and garlic fries, however what some could not notice is that their milkshakes are top-notch, too. They’re heavy, hand-spun frozen dairy bombs you can make much more luxurious with a wide range of toppings. Some swear by the peanut butter and contemporary bananas, others by the Oreo cookies and toasted marshmallow, however for a novel expertise, select the shake topped with everybody’s favourite post-apocalyptic snack, Twinkies.
Two areas at 146 Grand Ave. and 4101 Broadway, Oakland; verify web site for hours, trueburgeroakland.com
Cauldron, San Jose
Hailing from SoCal, this ice cream parlor impressed locals when it opened a few years in the past with concoctions whipped up in billowing clouds of icy steam. Flavors change recurrently and have been dipped into such tasty choices as Vietnamese espresso, s’mores, milk and cereal, and rose water. The ice cream is stuffed in a “puffle cone” produced from overwhelmed egg that appears like scrumptious edible bubble wrap.
Open each day (verify Yelp for present hours) at 1088 E Brokaw Street, Suite 60, San Jose; www.cauldronicecream.com