I Scream You Scream
Top Ten ice cream placesDo those hot summer days make you scream for ice cream? The way it makes you smile while feasting on your favorite flavor, soft serve, gelato, sundaes, sorbets. You told us where you go to indulge in this favorite summer pastime.
Alpine Drive-In 37148 State Highway 299 East, Burney This adorable drive-in is a hot spot for soft-serve ice cream. You’re sure to be greeted with a smile and excellent customer service. Just remember to ask for extra napkins on those sweltering North State days!
Baskin Robbins for a location near you, visit www.baskinrobbins.com. They’ve been tickling taste buds since 1945 with their 31 flavors (to represent a flavor for every day of the month). Their yummy ice cream cakes are sure to make your celebration extra special.
Bon Boniere Gourmet Ice Cream Eureka and Arcata • www.bonboniere.biz This shop features handcrafted gourmet ice cream, hot fudge, chocolate sauce, desserts and more. They also offer tasty sandwiches, wraps, stews and soups.
Cold Stone Creamery for a location near you, visit www.coldstonecreamery.com Made fresh every day, their smooth and creamy flavors delight the soul! Create your own unique concoction and watch them mix it on a frozen granite stone. A tasty treat, indeed!
Jon & Bon’s Yogurt Shoppe 300 Broadway St. • 1008 W Sacramento Ave. # C and 1722 Mangrove Ave., Chico A Chico classic, their soft-serve frozen yogurt has people from all over California coming back for more! They also serve many flavors of shaved ice and ice cream.
Leatherby’s Family Creamery 1670 Market St., Redding This old-fashioned creamery has been making homemade ice cream, caramel and fudge for decades. The most popular flavors, toasted almond and maple nut, defy description.
Marble Slab Creamery 1804 Highway 273, Anderson www.marbleslab.com Get a cone made just the way you like it with this super premium ice cream. Their waffle cones, in a variety of flavors, are hand-rolled and freshly baked in each store. Indulge!
Rite Aid for a location near you, visit www.riteaid.com It was a smart move for Rite Aid to continue serving the bargain ice cream that Thrifty’s did for so many years. This is a great place to take the baseball team – they’ll be treated to tasty ice cream and it won’t deplete your pocketbook.
Scott Valley Drug Soda Fountain 511 Main St., Etna • www.scottvalleydrug.com The ambience is charming, the ice cream treats are scrumptious, and this old-fashioned soda fountain puts smiles on the faces of many who visit Etna. Order a “sidecar” – vanilla ice cream placed on the edge of a glass of cold root beer. Entice your taste buds.
Shubert’s 178 East 7th St., Chico • www.shuberts.com Featured in May on the Good Morning America “Best Scoop in America” Contest, they are family-owned and operated and have been making delectable homemade ice cream and candy for 70 years. Try the mouth-watering “Chico Mint”.