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By Jessica Hamlin
Summer is in full swing, conjuring visions of cooling down with a classic: ice cream.
But the vegan and dairy-free crowd shouldn’t be left out when it comes to sweet refreshment. We ALL scream for ice cream, after all. Luckily, L.A. has a wealth of vegan frozen treat options, including ice cream, sorbet, soft serve, granita and fresh healthy slushies that’ll help you beat the heat while staying dairy-free. Some of them are even healthy—that’s something to scream about. Here are some of the chilly choices to transport you to frozen fantasy land.
Trek up to this acclaimed gem in an Altadena strip mall where Leo Bulgarini serves up meticulously crafted frozen creations made with fine ingredients sourced from across the globe. While known especially for his pistachio gelato, Bulgarini’s non-dairy sorbets and granitas (a traditional Italian dessert somewhere between a slushie and a snow cone) are equally full of flavor. Bulgarini makes everything from scratch—no mixes—so the seasonal strawberry and stonefruit sorbets taste like a pure piece of fruit at its peak. The pomegranate and blood orange granitas are bursting with fruity refreshment.