In a cup or in a cone, a large scoop of ice cream always hits the spot.

If you’re in Elk Grove, the ice cream options will leave you screaming with joy.

For a delicious frozen treat, here are some of Elk Grove’s can’t-miss ice cream shops you will want to try again and again.

Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream

Created fresh every day, the ice cream creations at Handel’s are simply delicious and memorable.

The shop was founded back in 1945. The ice cream maker, Mrs. Alice Handel, used fresh ingredients and personal recipes.

Handel’s lives up to its roots. Each location churns out and serves fresh ice cream daily using only quality and top-notch ingredients.

The ice creams are packed with clumps of ingredients that you’ll taste in every bite.

With dozens of flavors, the menu will put you in a spin and you’ll feel the pressure of selecting one flavor over the other.

The blue monster has blue vanilla ice cream with Oreo and chocolate chip cookies and the bananas foster has banana, rum ice cream and sugar cookie gems. Other flavors include birthday cake, black cherry, black walnut, blueberry cobbler, butter pecan, cake batter, deep dish apple pie, dulce de leche and so many more.

Ice cream is served in cones, dishes, sundaes, hurricanes, shakes, popsicles, four-sample platter and pints and quarts.

Leatherby’s Family Creamery

For an old fashion ice cream experience, this is the place to be.

Leatherby’s has a rich history in the area. It opened shop in 1982 and has since been well recognized for its high-quality ice cream and community works.

Towering sundaes, irresistible classic ice cream flavors and amazing food are what Leatherby’s is all about.

Some favorites include Rich’s banana split with freshly sliced bananas, chocolate, strawberry and vanilla ice cream smothered in chocolate, strawberry and pineapple sauces.

You can also select from several other sundaes and fun creations, like Rita’s strawberry cake with layers of juicy fruit, cake and ice cream.

Here’s a quick sampling of the ice cream flavors: cookies and cream, chocolate peanut butter, toasted almond, mocha almond fudge, swiss milk chocolate, birthday cake and so many more.


Dive into the world of Korean ice cream desserts.

Somisomi is known for its fish-shaped waffle cones that are filled with a special dessert cream and topped with soft serve ice cream.

Known as “Ah-boong,” customers start by selecting a soft serve. Some options are the milk, matcha, ube, black sesame and more. Then, you get a choice of filling for the fish-shaped waffle cone. Pick from custard, Nutella, red bean, cream cheese and taro.

The fun doesn’t stop here. You can also add toppings to your creation. Oreo crumbs, fresh fruit, cereals, sprinkles and Graham crackers are some of your options.




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