From Our Editors
Since 1975, Polar Bear Ice Cream's handcrafted their gourmet ice creams in 5-gallon batches. In 2006, the new owners improved upon their ice cream recipe by using as many natural and local ingredients as possible. An inventive roster of over 100 flavors of ice creams, dairy free sorbets, and yogurts is highlighted by varieties such as chocolate brownie batter and toasted almond, all piled up inside hand-made waffle cones, made-to-order specialty cakes, and dairy-free sorbet freezes. Polar Bear’s paws span the entire Santa Cruz landscape, the wholesome treats also available at numerous restaurants and shops.