Ice cream is never a bad idea. Seriously. Just look at our kids' bikes, helmets, flip flops, towels, bells. At least one has ice cream on it. This is no suprise, considering there are so many shops near the Electra office with exceptionally delicious frozen treats. Old-fashioned ice cream, frozen yogurt and gelato. How can one refuse? Here are a few of the Electra team's favorite places to stop by...
Handel's makes all of their ice cream in house, and it is superb. With over 30 flavors, it's hard to pick just one; our favorites include Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie, Mint Chocolate Chip and Graham Central Station. One thing to note is that they serve their ice cream by the flavor instead of the scoop. When you order one flavor, you get 2 scoops plus a third little one on top. This location in Encinitas recently opened, so we decided to welcome them by cruising on over to say "hello" in our ice cream-themed gear (Electra Ding-Dong Triple Scoop Bell, Electra Graphic Helmet Soft Serve and Electra Flip Flops Ladies Sweetride).
If we want a sweet, frozen treat that isn't too heavy, we opt for Moonlight Yogurt & Ice. During the warmer seasons [Editor's note: which let's be honest... warmer seasons are most of the year], we definitely stop by and top off our froyo with the housemade cookie dough and brownies. Don't let the size of this shop fool you, they have much more than just frozen yogurt. They also have acai bowls, boba and smoothies.
Across the street, we have Chuao Chocolatier. This San Diego-based chocolate company has decadent truffles, drinks and of course, gelato. The gelato makes our tastebuds want to dance (and we do with the little cups in hand). Each flavor is a perfect combination of sweetness, richness and creaminess.