Sick of the heat? So are we. Unfortunately, sweater weather is merely a speck on the horizon.
You can cool down with a creamy treat at one of Redlands’ many ice cream shops, from the unique à la minute to more familiar locations like Baskin-Robbins and Cold Stone Creamery. These cold spots are sure to give your taste buds a chill.
à la minute
A downtown staple, à la minute is one of those places any Redlands local will demand you visit. A little hole in the wall with standing room only, à la minute sources fresh local ingredients from surrounding communities to craft their ice cream. The coolest part—literally—is that they use liquid nitrogen to rapidly freeze their ice cream. This process minimizes the size of the ice crystals, resulting in much creamier ice cream. à la minute is open Monday through Thursday from noon to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from noon to 11 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 9:30 p.m.
à la minute, 19 E. Citrus Ave., #105, Redlands. 909-307-3751
Somehow not quite full after having dinner on State Street? Or maybe you’re craving something sweet while perusing market night? Wander over to Baskin-Robbins, featuring those 31 flavors you grew up on. Baskin-Robbins is open every day from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Baskin-Robbins, 405 E. State St., Redlands. 909-792-4322
La Michoacana offers all-natural handmade ice cream, so you’re basically being healthy when you order something here. Their refreshing ice cream flavors range from classic staples like pistachio to new favorites like tequila. La Michoacana also serves more than just refreshing flavors of ice cream — the menu features both savory and sweet items, and you can also order fruit bowls, popsicles, and aguas frescas. La Michoacana is open every day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
La Michoacana, 838 Tri City Center, Redlands. 951-743-5222
Cold Stone Creamery
After a long afternoon of shopping, treat yourself to something sweet at Cold Stone Creamery. With tons of combinations to choose from, you essentially get to build your own ice cream. Your kids will be enthralled as they watch a Cold Stone employee magically combine their favorite sweet snack with their favorite ice cream. Cold Stone Creamery is open every day from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Cold Stone Creamery, 27512 W. Lugonia Ave. (Citrus Plaza), Redlands. 909-792-1556
Nicho’s La Michoacana
Walking into NIcho’s La Michoacana, you’re almost guaranteed to find an ice cream flavor you’ve never heard of — and never knew you wanted to try until now. They have cojito cheese, gransito, which features the elements of a Mexican Twinkie, and key lime pie. Want something cold that’s sweet and spicy, or maybe savory? There are several icy specialties combining fruits, vegetables, candy, and nuts. Open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Nicho’s Ice Cream La Michoacana, 202 E. State St., Redlands. 909-446-6956