Greatest ice cream and shaved ice within the Bay Space 2022

It is sizzling. However right here within the Bay Space, we’ve got nice locations to chill down with ice cream and shaved ice (not shaved ice!). Here is a pattern of the place to go:

Hawaiian Drive Inn, San Jose

Anybody who’s been to Hawaii has in all probability tried shaved ice, a easy mixture of finely lower 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 mix of strawberry with a touch of coconut. They will even prime it with condensed milk, if you would like, so you possibly can get pleasure from a style of paradise whereas your head goes numb!

Open from 10:30 am to 9:30 pm day by day at 1095 Tully Rd., San José;

The icy deals at Rita's Italian Ice and Frozen Custard.
The icy offers at Rita’s Italian Ice and Frozen Custard. (Doug Duran/Bay Space Information Group)

Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard, Fremont (and different areas)

On the different finish of the icy spectrum is Italian ice, which includes a combination of coarser ice particles. Rita’s makes an amazing model with basic 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) prime 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

A ube-flavored ice cream donut sandwich from Milkbomb in downtown Berkeley.
A ube-flavored ice cream donut sandwich from Milkbomb in downtown Berkeley. (John Metcalfe/Bay Space Information Group)

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 prime 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 (examine Yelp for present hours) at 2079 College Ave., Berkeley;

Trueburger, Oakland

This extremely rated joint has made a reputation for itself with basic burgers and garlic fries, however what some might not notice is that their milkshakes are top-notch, too. They’re heavy, hand-spun frozen dairy bombs which you could make much more luxurious with a wide range of toppings. Some swear by the peanut butter and recent 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.