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Nothing beats the heat on a sweltering summer day like a big bowl of your favorite frozen treat. Check out GAYOT's best ice cream shops list to find out where to go in Orange County for fresh sorbet, creamy gelato, low-fat frozen yogurt or a classic ice cream sundae.

View GAYOT's Top 10 Ice Cream Shops in Orange County, CA

Cafe Lucca Ice Cream
No Rating
106 N. Glassell St.
Orange, CA 92866
This Old Towne Orange café serves made-fresh-daily gelato. More...

Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour & Restaurant Ice Cream
No Rating
215 S. Brea Blvd.
Brea, CA 92821

Old-fashioned ice cream parlor traditions are revived at this Brea location. More...

Frati Gelato Cafe Ice Cream
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Frati Gelato Cafe, Fullerton, CA 122 W. Commonwealth Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832

An array of gelato and sorbetto flavors offered daily as well as café options and paninis. More...

Gelato Paradiso Ice Cream
Quick Bite
448 S. Coast Hwy.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Dense, Italian-style gelato and summery sorbetto in downtown Laguna Beach. More...

Han's Homemade Ice Cream & Deli Ice Cream
Quick Bite
3640 S. Bristol St.
Santa Ana, CA 92704
Old-fashioned ice cream parlor makes homemade ice cream and quality deli sandwiches. More...

Joe’s Italian Ice Ice Cream
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Joe’s Italian Ice, Garden Grove, CA 12302 Harbor Blvd.
Garden Grove, CA 92840

Philadelphia-style water ice makes it to the West Coast; soft serve ice cream is on the menu too. More...

Ramos House Cafe Southern
Los Rios Historic District
31752 Los Rios St.
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Down-home Southern-inspired New American cooking under the oak tree beside a historic cottage. More...

Sprinkles Ice Cream Ice Cream
Quick Bite
Corona Del Mar Plaza
952 Avocado Ave.
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Premium ice cream shop at Corona Del Mar Plaza. More...

Strickland's Ice Cream
Quick Bite
4523 Campus Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612
Some of OC's best ice cream made daily by old-fashioned machines. More...

Tiffy's Coffee Shop
1060 W. Katella Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92802
Family-owned coffee shop with exceptional ice cream and a wide-ranging American menu. More...

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