1. DUCK DONUTS
2222 Michelson Dr, Irvine, CA 92612
Located in TRADE Irvine, Duck Donuts brings fresh donuts with unique flavors to OC! The donuts are fried right when you order, and then their friendly staff will decorate your custom order. SInce they are literally made in front of you, they are warm and absolutely delicious.
2. Somi Somi
640 Spectrum Center Dr, Irvine, CA 92618
Of all the fish in the sea, these two are the only ones for me. Located in Irvine Spectrum right by the movie theater, this dessert is begging to be photographed. You get to choose from different soft serve flavors and one filling in your fish cone. Customize your dessert with extra toppings!
3. The Loop
9729 Bolsa Ave, Westminster, CA 92683
Matcha glazed churro + fruity pebbles & cardi b's mint mojito are a perfect pair. If you can’t get your Disneyland churros, this place is even better. You can choose from their signature combinations or even create your own. I highly recommend getting your churro with soft serve!
4. Bear Cheese Tart
493 Park Ave Ste 32, Tustin, CA 92782
Located in the Union market at the District, Bear Cheese Tart is a unique dessert that is blowing up in the states! who knew a simple yogurt cheese tart can taste so good. One is definitely not enough so grab a few other flavors. Wash it down with some peach green tea and if you have more room, try out their black sesame shaved snow.
5. Isno Cafe
15333 Culver Dr Ste 360, Irvine, CA 92604
Why I love shaved snow, its made of organic ingredients and lactose-free milk, so you get this creamy flavor instead of just ice. Which one would you try? Cardinal Gold: Strawberry and Mango or What’s the Matcha.
6. The Moo Gelato
7170 Edinger Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Sparkle like a unicorn and make waves like a mermaid. Puffle cones and yummy gelato, how magical. Come create your mystical creature with unique gelato flavors at The Moo. They have a bright and cute interior as well, which is perfect for Instagram flavors
7. Drill’d Ice Cream
18279 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
A variety of ingredients drilled into ice cream? the possibilities are endless. Come drill your favorite cereal and feel like a kid again! YOu do get a big portion of ice cream, so it’s definitely worth the price! For extra magic get a UNICONE + Candyland: vanilla ice cream and fruity pebbles, topped with strawberries, pop rocks, teddy grahams, sprinkles and strawberry drizzle.
8. The Cauldron
1421 W MacArthur Blvd Ste F, Santa Ana, CA 92704
Who else would prefer an ice cream rose over actual roses? Guys take notes! This has to be the creamiest liquid nitrogen ice cream I’ve ever had. Love their unique flavors as well. Left: the cauldron, Vanilla cinnamon ice cream with Oreo cookies. right: Sun, Moon, and Stars: Creamy blend of oolong, jasmine, and green tea.
9. Chunk N Chip
201 E 4th St, Santa Ana, CA 92701
A hidden gem nestled in 4th Street Market in Downtown Santa Ana. Their seasonal ice cream flavors and delicious cookie are something you need to try! Try out an ice cream sandwich where you can choose two different cookies, or order one and stick in your cone. Come in for Happy Sammich hour Monday -Friday 5-7pm for $1 off.
10212 Westminster Ave Ste 115, Garden Grove, CA 92843
Liquid Nitrogen ice cream served in bowl on top of dry ice! A dessert with a show, don’t forget to top off your ice cream with a flavored churro bowl.