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Great San Diego spots to grab ice cream on hot days

Posted: 3:00 PM, Jul 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-10 19:33:17-04
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SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Summer is heating up, and that means it's time to grab a scoop (or three) of delicious ice cream.

Luckily, San Diego has some great locations to grab your favorite flavor.

Check out the list below:


Raspados Michoacán in National City

129 E. 8th St.

By popular demand, we added these highly-rated raspados with mouth-watering flavors such as chamoy, tamarindo, pineapple and mango sometimes even accompany tamales and menudo.

Nana and Pop-Pop's Sweet Shoppe in Oceanside

280 Harbor Drive S

Tucked into the Oceanside Harbor, this shop gets raves for its huckleberry ice cream.

Gelato Paradiso in Downtown

789 W Harbor Drive

Grab some cool, creamy gelato at Gelato Paradiso downtown. The gelato shop has everything from fine gelato to cakes and catering.

Niederfrank's in National City

726 A Ave.

This South Bay factory has been around for 67 years, and they love to boast about their old fashioned ways: "We are so far behind in technology that we are 100 years ahead in quality." Their customers would agree.

Mariposa Ice Cream in Normal Heights

3450 Adams Ave.

This much-celebrated shop started by a Dutch dairy farmer has been around for a decade and boasts homemade ice cream made without egg, sherbet and sorbet. The June special is a root beer float for $3.50 and customers rave about their Mexican chocolate ice cream.

Moosie's Ice Cream in Kensington

4073 Adams Ave.

Highly rated, this new shop in town is run by San Diego architect and dad Matt Brady. Its signature hot fudge is a must, we hear, and waffle cones are made fresh on site daily.

Tocumbo Ice Cream in Mt. Hope

4686 Market St.

This Michoacána ice cream parlor brings authentic Mexican flavor to tantalize your taste buds. It specializes in homemade ice cream and raspados with exotic flavors like mamey, nanche, guanabana, corn and rose.

Oasis Ice Cream Parlor in Imperial Beach

1832 Coronado Ave.

A classic family-run parlor where customers love the homemade arroz con leche, lemon diablito (lemon ice cream with chamoy, chile powder and a tamarindo candy stick) and paletas.