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Top Places to Eat Ice Cream in Stockton, California

Nothing fixes a hot day like a cold, sweet treat! Try these top ice cream parlors in Stockton, California to 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 (and the kids!) comfortable as the mercury soars! Stockton, California is home to many unique ice cream joints, each having its 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, California:

House of Ice Cream

Situated over on El Dorado, House of Ice Cream takes ice cream to new levels with their delicious concoctions. They are serving up ice cream waffle sandwiches, milkshakes, and ice cream-filled croissants. Aside from ice cream, they're also whipping up mangonada sorbet, mazapan cheesecake, fruity pebbles cheesecake, and pineapplenada ice cream—and many other additions on an ever-changing menu.

Must-try: The ice cream waffle sandwich.

947 N. El Dorado Street

Dream Ice Cream Parlor

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.

Ube and Thai Tea ice cream.

5052 West Lane, Suite H

El Frutal

This hidden treasure, in an unassuming shopping center, serves exotic Mexican ice cream flavors, all made in-house! Enjoy bubble gum (don’t worry there’s no gummy texture), creamy coconut, strawberry with milk, and fruits from south of the border. At El Frutal you'll even find fruit flavors from more tropical places! This 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: Order flavors like mango, strawberry, and lime, which are all made with fresh fruit.

1101 E March Lane

Gleason’s Ice Cream

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. 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).

501 N. Sierra Nevada St.

The Creamery

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 restaurant which makes it the perfect place to fill your belly. Famous for its 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.

5756 Pacific Avenue

Tocumbo Mexican Ice Cream

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 at Tocumbo like cheese, chongo, mamey, and tequila. Plus, try the Esquimal—a strawberry and milk ice cream dipped into hot fudge and then sprinkled with coconut flakes.

Must-try: Guava and strawberry ice cream flavors.

2219 W Alpine

Tigers Yogurt

A local favorite for many years, Tigers Yogurt is super refreshing on hot days. Flavors change often so be sure to get your favorites before they run out. Keep up to date on what's being offered by checking their whiteboard, calling them, or checking them out on Facebook. Their sugar-free offerings are limited, but definitely worth a try—and for those who can't do dairy, they offer a sorbet.

Must-try: Classic favorites like chocolate, peanut butter, and raspberry tart are always a great bet, but keep your eyes peeled for fun specialty flavors like graham cracker and pineapple!

4343 Pacific Ave. Suite A2

Sunset Sweets

Sunset Sweets has opened up its new location over at Village West Marina next to Bob's at the Marina & Garlic Brothers. They serve up delicious Gunther’s Famous Gourmet Ice Cream in their concoctions, as well as yummy smoothies and satisfying Hawaiian-style shaved ice. Plus, they make BROWNIES! What's not to love about this spot?

Must-try: Hawaiian-style shaved ice.

6649 Embarcadero Dr

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