Best Ice Cream Shops in Palm Springs

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM (especially in Palm Springs)! With Palm Springs weather showing no signs of cooling down, it’s time to treat yourself to some much-needed ice cream. So, where is the best place to go for ice cream in the Coachella Valley? We couldn’t choose just one place! So here’s our list of some of the top places to get ice cream in Palm Springs and the immediate surrounding areas:


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Lappert’s super premium ice cream of Palm Desert has been around since 1981 – and for good reason too! This legendary shop has the awards to back up it’s claims of being the BEST ice cream spot in Palm Springs. Lappert’s Ice Cream has won “Best of Desert” by The Desert Sun for three consecutive years in 2020, 2021, and 2022. It has also been voted a “Best of Coachella Valley” winner for multiple years.

The accolades don’t end there. Lappert’s boasts 48 flavors to choose from every day. In addition to traditional ice cream, Lappert’s also serves up milk and date shakes, smoothies, cookie ice cream sandwiches, shaved ice, soda and coffee floats, frozen bananas, acai bowls, and dole soft serve. Their date shake also was dubbed “Coachella Valley’s Best Date Shake” according to Palm Springs Life. By “date”, they are referring to the sweet fruit, often eaten dried, which comes from the the date palm tree. Not drooling yet? Their website will certainly do the trick. Check it out and plan your visit to Lappert’s Palm Springs!

Address: 78206 Varner Road, Palm Desert, CA 92211
Phone Number: (760) 565-1776


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Get excited for constant rotating flavors with fresh ingredients. New flavors are announced on a daily basis on Kreem’s Instagram Page. We took a peek and today’s ice cream roundup includes: vanilla bean, rosemary, cookies and kreem, lemon meringue pie, salted chocolate, salted caramel, espresso, date, and black goat. In addition to traditional dairy ice cream, Kreem also serves up vegan-friendly options. Today’s vegan options include: ube, chocolate cookie, tumeric ginger, and hibiscus rose.

We have to admit Kreem’s social media channels, their website, and overall marketing strategy is top-tier. But even more impressive is their ice cream-making skills. This ice cream shot currently holds a 4.7 out of 5 star ranking on Google with well over 300 reviews. The proof is in the scoop! Head on over to Kreem to try out their latest drool-worthy masterpieces.

Address: 170 E Palm Canyon Dr #104, Palm Springs, CA 92264


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This unique spot does more than just sell delicious ice cream. According to their website, SHOP(PE) is “a combination ice cream parlor and a gift shop in Palm Springs, CA.” Their colorful menu includes ice cream scoops, to-go pints, milkshakes, smoothies, soda floats, affogatos, and ice cream sandwiches. Having a gift shop isn’t the only thing that sets this local Palm Springs parlor apart from the rest. SHOP(PE) also allows customers to place orders for both pick up and delivery.

If you choose to enjoy ice cream in the shop itself you can peruse their inviting gift shop which includes birthday/greeting cards, pool floaties, games, puzzles, aromatherapy, self-care items, artwork, books, and fun knick-knacks unique to Palm Springs.

Address: 1551 N Palm Spring Canyon Dr A, Palm Springs, CA 92262


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Great shakes uses real premium ice cream to make their shakes with no added milk. Their shake flavors include cinnaban (cinnamon/banana), chocolate fudge, chocolate peanut butter cup, date, key lime, pistachio, mocha, Oreo cookie with caramel swirl, Oreo mint, peanut butter banana, salted caramel, s’more, strawberry fudge, vanilla bean, white chocolate lavender, banana caramel graham, brownie almond crunch, cakeshake, and blueberry hill.

In addition to these mouthwatering flavors mentioned, they also offer seasonal specials. The business gloats in numerous places on their website that they create and serve their shakes at the perfect temperature. For those that cannot indulge in too much dairy, Great Shakes also offers lactose-free shake options.

Address: 160 S Palm Springs Canyon Dr A, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Treat yourself to the very best ice cream in Palm Springs this summer – you deserve it. Did we miss a tasty business with our list? Let us know.

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