Sunny Pasadena seems like an endless Summer, but those triple digit days will be here before we know it. The perfect way to cool down is with a cold ice cream. Seriously what’s better than strolling around the streets of Old Town with that sweet treat in your hand? Not much if you ask me. If you’re looking for the perfect spot to get your ice cream fix I have a place you’re going to adore.
Behold Paradis! They are located right here in Old Town Pasadena, with other locations in Monrovia and Montrose as well. If you’re driving down Colorado Blvd and turned onto South Fair Oaks Avenue perhaps you’ve spotted the ice cream cone logo in the windows and wondered what’s that place? Well, I’m here to tell you that Paradis may just have the most delicious ice cream! You’ll have to try it for yourself.
They use the best ingredients, which has to be why their ice cream is so delicious. All of their flavors are made locally from scratch with fresh fruit and no artificial ingredients ever! Isn’t that wonderful to hear? It’s all fresh, natural and low calorie. Yes, you read that correctly…low calorie. It all ties back into using the best ingredients. They use fresh milk in the ice cream and pure water in their sorbet. Yeah, they have sorbet too, which is perfect for vegans!
All the ice cream and sorbet flavors are unique – everything from S’mores, Mango Cheesecake, Sicilian Pistachio to Avocado Lime Sorbet…just to name a few. Is your mouth watering yet? Mine sure is. The flavors change often so when you walk in you never know what you’re going to try. Give Paradis a follow on Instagram, to get a heads up on some of their daily flavors.
Aside from the fabulous ice cream, you’ll always be greeted with a warm welcome at Paradis. The owners Mark and Mia are lovely, they will make you feel right at home. Have any questions about a flavor or want to sample one or five, no worries here – have at it! After you get your sweet creation, whether it be a cup or cone or even a sundae with all the toppings have a seat out front or upstairs inside the shop. There’s plenty of seating for you and your entire ice cream squad!
Looking to bring home a sweet surprise for the family? They even have a “love box” where you can mix and match any flavors you’d like in a convenient box you can store in your freezer. The perfect at home dessert. Now knowing all that information what’s stopping you from treating yourself to a scoop or huge sundae from Paradis? See you there!
Location: Paradis Ice Cream – Old Pasadena
Photography: Caitlin Alohilani