Before ice cream, neighborhood children raced to trucks blaring “Pop Goes the Weasel” to spend their nickels on stock options and photos of actresses' exposed ankles. See what most modern trucks carry with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of ice cream and sweets at L.A. Creamery Artisan Ice Cream, in Canoga Park and Glendale. The cold treat haven elevates ice cream into the realm of artistry, using no artificial ingredients. All ice creams and baked goods are devised by an executive chef, then crafted using organic dairy and farmers' market fruits and veggies sans stabilizers, preservatives, hormones, and antibiotics. The menu reads like a Broadway program from a musical starring sentient desserts, with a daily rotating cast of ice cream and sorbet flavors, such as the salted caramel, milk-chocolate Guinness, or the chai-tea latte ice cream, all of which can be framed in a cup or a house-made waffle cone. Sundaes come with two scoops of any ice cream, ready to be topped in dark-chocolate shards, buttercrunch toffee, or marshmallow crème sauce, all of which are made from scratch. Dairy-free options are available for the lactose averse, and coffee and tea are available to melt ice cream stuck to tonsils. A daily selection of pies cool on the windowsill of the elegant creamery, with trails of sweet smells luring people who have a sweet tooth embedded in their nostril.
L.A. Creamery Artisan Ice Cream is frequently featured on television and in the press. The Daily Find praised the eclectic selection at L.A. Creamery. The Los Angeles Daily News featured the shop as one of its "Small Bites," and L.A. Creamery was seen in the "Dine on a Dime" segment on CBS News. Yelpers give the Canoga Park location an average of four stars.
- As for the 16-18 rotating flavors of ice cream, expect the unusual, such as caramelized honey and blue cheese, as well as the traditional, albeit with a luxury twist. – The Daily Find
- No simple ice cream outta the container, LA Creamery has an executive chef who helps mix up their tasty concoctions and mix-ins. They use the freshest ingredients. – Christina McLarty, CBS News