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Top 7 Places to Eat Ice Cream in Stockton, California

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Ah, summertime. Nothing fixes a hot day like a cold, sweet treat! Try these top ice cream parlors in Stockton, California and stay cool.

So here's the scoop... Should you find yourself craving a frozen treat, check out these amazing places for ice cream. These cool treats will keep you comfortable as the mercury soars! Stockton, California is home to many unique ice cream joints, each having their own specialty, so ignore the extra calories and indulge with this list!

Here's a list of places that serve delicious and unique ice cream around Stockton:

Dream Ice Cream Parlor - 5052 West Lane, Suite H

Dare to dream? Be sure to leave your diet at the door – seriously, there’s a sign at the door with those exact instructions! Dream Ice Cream Parlor offers an array of unique flavors, so be patient as customers try to make a decision on ice cream and toppings. You will come across your standard flavors such as Cookies-N-Cream, Jamoca Almond Fudge, and Rocky Road, but you’ll also uncover delicious, out of the ordinary flavors such as Tairo, Chai Tea, and even Horchata.

Must-try: Ube and Thai Tea ice cream.


El Frutal - 1101 E March Lane

This hidden treasure serves exotic Mexican ice cream flavors, all made in-house! Enjoy bubble gum (don’t worry there’s no gummy texture) to creamy coconut, strawberry with milk, and fruits from south of the border. You'll even find fruit flavors from more tropical places! The small ice cream joint also offers an assortment of icy paletas and chocolate-covered fruit. This is a perfect destination if you are in the mood for Mexican-style desserts, too.

Must-try: Strawberries with cream aka fresas con crema nieve.


Gleason's Ice Cream - 501 N. Sierra Nevada Street

Find the flavor that satisfies your sweet tooth at Gleason's Ice Cream.  This old school classic has been serving up enormously delicious ice cream, sundaes, and more for decades! Get some homemade, super-premium ice cream, combine it with your favorite "mixin", and ask them to pile it high on a fresh-baked waffle cone! Besides regular scoops there are also snow cones, frozen bananas, banana splits, and a few traditional Mexican dishes for takeout. Check out their second location by the Downtown Regional Transit Center. Insider tip: This parlor serves the world famous Asparagus Ice Cream! 

Must-try: Vanilla bean and asparagus ice cream. (The green treat is only available during asparagus season, March - May).


House of Ice Cream -  947 N El Dorado Street

When this trendy ice cream parlor opened in the summer of 2016, the line was out the door practically every day. House of Ice Cream offers bubble & waffle cones, crazy milkshakes, and delicious ice cream doughnuts! This place is a must for ice cream and doughnut junkies. With flavors like butter brittle, strawberry cheesecake, and mint monster, you’ll devour it all too quickly.

Must-try: Ice cream filled donut or waffle ice cream sandwiches - filled with your favorite flavors!


The Creamery - 5756 Pacific Avenue

Tucked away in a small strip mall, this restaurant offers some of the most unique ice cream sundaes in town! The old-fashioned soda shop is also a sit-down restaurant which makes it the perfect place to cool off after a long day. Famous for their ice cream sundaes and insane milkshakes, it is something you need to see to believe. Take a quick trip and try the Creamery out. You won’t be disappointed.

Must-try: Sara's Cookie Sundae. No matter what you choose, you’ll be sure to enjoy it.


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Tocumbo Mexican Ice Cream - 2219 W Alpine Avenue

The atmosphere here is different from your standard ice cream shop, but if you are looking for quality Mexican ice cream you need to check out Tocumbo Mexican Ice Cream. Lick on unique flavors like cheese, chongo, mamey, tequila and try the Esquimal, a strawberry and milk ice cream, dipped into hot fudge then sprinkled with coconut flakes.

Must-try: Guava and strawberry ice cream flavors.


Bruster’s Ice Cream -  1101 E March Lane

Opened in 2018, Bruster’s Ice Cream in the Calaveras Square Shopping Center is already a favorite among the locals. Enjoy the friendly atmosphere at this ice cream parlor, where all of their flavors are made in-house the old-fashioned way.

Must-try: Flavors are constantly rotating, so be sure to sign up to recieve an email or text alert when they make your flavor!


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