- 2495 E Washington Blvd
- Pasadena, CA 91104
- T: 626-797-1405
East Pasadena is ground zero for Carmela Ice Cream chef/owner Jessica Mortarotti and business partner Zachary Cox, who now run three locations across L.A. Their original brick and mortar location resides due south of Eaton Canyon hiking area. The space features canary yellow walls, a trio of elaborate chandeliers, and blackboard menu that touts seasonal, house-made ice cream and sorbet. Their dynamic flavor palate focuses on garden-inspired ingredients such as herbs and spices, flowers and seasonal fruit. They use farmer’s market produce and organic dairy such as fresh cut chocolate mint, rose petals, lemon, basil, lavender and honey.
Salted Caramel Ice Cream
Their salted caramel ice cream L.A.’s best, and you’ll also find more refreshing flavors like mint cacao nib and strawberry buttermilk, all in natural colors. Waffle cones and waffle cups are popular, but we’d recommend sandwiches that pair shortbread cookies and the scoop of your choice. We’d recommend dark chocolate cookies with sea salt cradling lavender honey ice cream, but pretty much any combo is a win.