According to Wikipedia, the final two weeks of March are considered the peak of Spring Break, a university tradition that has existed in Europe since the late 1800's (believe it or not) and since the 1930's in the United States. And Southern California, while not as popular a destination as the shores of Florida or the beaches of Cancun, Mexico, is still a Spring Break haven.
Whether it's Spring Break or just the official start of Spring on March 20th you are craving, our thoughts are turning to ice cream. If ice cream whets your appetite, then Carlsbad Village can quench your thirst. From the giant scoops at Handel's Ice Cream to GelatoLove's creamy, smooth Italian dessert in a cup to the made-to-order confections from Shoobie's Microcreamery, downtown eateries know how to serve it up. And each one offers something unique and memorable.
Just in time for the longer daylight hours, a new business has emerged on the scene that offers up a fun alternative to the traditional cone. Aloha Ice Co. (445 Carlsbad Village Drive) is bringing the Aloha spirit to Carlsbad Village. With handcrafted Hawaiian Shave Ice with flavors like Rootbeer, Butterscotch, and Pina Colada, to name just three from a list of 40, the possibilities are endless. Aloha Ice Co. also offers Aloha Creations with Macadamia Nut, Coconut, or Vanilla ice cream, toppings, drizzles, and more. You owe it to yourself to check out the new guys in town!
Try one, try them all. Welcome Spring in Carlsbad Village where you are certain to find your new favorite ice cream in a cone or in a cup.
Handel's Ice Cream
Shoobie's Carlsbad Microcreamery
If you're looking for frozen yogurt or a traditional cone after a tasty sandwich, try Froglanders or Vinaka Cafe too.