5 local ice cream shops in San Jose, CA

Grab a puffle + make it double. | Photo via @foodswithnina

Trying to beat the summer heat? Here’s the scoop. 

It’s no secret that San Jose has some pretty amazing dessert parlors + creameries. From traditional frozen yogurt to Mexican paletas, here’s a guide to the most iconic ice creameries in the area.

We smell something fishy… | Photo via @somefoodthing

🍦 Instagram-worthy

Cauldron Ice Cream has perfected its gorgeous, rose-cut ice cream scoops. Top it off with its signature puffle cone, then call it day. Pro tip: Can’t decide on a flavor? You can’t miss with “The Cauldron”vanilla + cinnamon topped with Oreo crumbs.

SomiSomi serves the famous Korean “ah-boong” — ice cream served in a fish-shaped waffle cone. Fun fact: The store offers soft-serve swirls that mix two flavors, but the flavors change every week to keep you on your toes

🍦 Keeping it fresh

Sweet Fix Creamery’s ice cream is known for being locally made + all naturalno artificial flavors, preservatives, or additives. It also carries some fun flavors like black sesame, sugar + spice, and Mexican hot chocolate. Try this: Go bananas for their signature flavor, Banana Brownie

The mangonada from La Original Paletería has mango sorbet + chunks, spicy tajin, and chamoy. | Photo via @thebaywithcj

🍦 A taste of Mexico

Switch it up with a refreshing paleta (popsicle) or other speciality frozen treats from La Original Paletería with traditional Mexican flavors including chongo zamoranos (seasoned milk with a cheese-like consistency), cajeta (caramel), and gansito (a chocolate, strawberry cake snack).

🍦 Finding new forms

Chop, chop… Get a rolled ice cream experience at Icicles, where you can watch your ice cream be made and rolled on a cold plate. And, did we mention the unlimited toppings? Fun fact: The Willow Glen location was the very first store in this chain

Did we miss one of your favorite local ice cream spots? Let us know.