Where to get ice cream and gelato in and around LA

LA Times – View Online

It’s pretty much always ice cream weather in Los Angeles. That said, it’s safe to say that the summer is peak ice cream time, given how hot it can get around here. Which is why we’ve updated our ice cream and gelato list, just in time for Memorial Day weekend. Do you really need an excuse to get a salted caramel cone and head to the beach? Probably not.

Bulgarini Gelato — Leo Bulgarini’s gelato shop is way up in the San Gabriel foothills in Altadena, at the back of a giant Rite Aid parking lot. It’s worth the trek for his gelato, and folks have been known to show up with coolers for the pistachio or goat’s milk with cacao nibs. And during the summer, Bulgarini shows old movies (yes, mostly Italian ones) projected onto the wall outside the shop — a great excuse for a second round of salted chocolate gelato. 749 E. Altadena Drive, Altadena, (626) 627-7640,