Top 10 Ice Cream Shops in the Palm Springs Area

By Jackson Dodd

Looking for a place that will give you a good ice cream cool-down? We’ve got you covered. Here’s the Top 10 Ice Cream shops in the Palm Springs area.

1. Lappert’s Ice Cream, Palm Springs
130 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
(760) 325-1717

This ice cream shop on world famous Palm Canyon drive is not one to miss. Locals like the Kona Coffee Ice Cream and they also have Hawaiian shaved ice.

2. Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, Palm Springs
110 S Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
(760) 778-7873

Ben & Jerry’s is a brand that everyone knows. But did you know they have ice cream shops? This one on Palm Canyon Drive and feature a wide variety of flavors, including ones that you may not find in your grocery store, like Cotton Candy or Gilly’s crunch!

3. Vienna Donut & Ice Cream, Cathedral City
68655 Ramon Rd
Cathedral City, CA 92234
(760) 321-5855

 Besides being one of the best donut shops in the low desert, Vienna also has ice cream! Locals love the friendly staff and have raved about the Cherry Chocolate Chip flavor.

4. Beach House, Palm Desert
72363 Hwy 111
Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 773-5400

Beach House in Palm Desert has both ice cream and frozen yogurt. The ice cream menu is flexible, but customers have said the cake batter ice cream was definitely worth trying. Yelpers have said that checking in using the Yelp app gets patrons a free waffle stick.

5. Great Shakes, Palm Springs
160 S Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
(760) 327-5300

Known for their shakes, the main ingredient is sure to not disappoint.  Turn your favorite ice cream into a shake and top it off with toasted marshmallows, or try their famous salted caramel flavor.

6. Cold Stone Creamery, Palm Desert
36957 Cook St
Palm Desert, CA 92211
(760) 565-1990

While Cold Stone Creamery has literally popped up all over the country, we can’t neglect the mix ins that make this ice cream shop stand apart from the rest. Try the Cinnamon Bun Ice Cream with Graham Cracker Pie Crust bits.

 7. Nitroinfusions, La Quinta
78010 Main St
La Quinta, CA 92253
(760) 771-0700

The cream is made frozen with liquid nitrogen, which is not only fun to watch, but even more fun to eat!

8. Frosties Ice Cream, Indio
42425 Jackson Street
Indio, CA 92203
(760) 863-0369

This ice cream shop has a large variety of flavors to choose from and is often busy.

 9. Tiffany’s Sweet Spot, La Quinta
79410 Hwy 111
La Quinta, CA 92253
(760) 360-1329

Most visitors overlook Tiffany’s ice cream selection because their cupcakes are so delicious. You are sure to leave with not only an ice cream, but one of their other desserts (like the Maple Bacon or Elvis cupcakes) as well.

 10. Dairy Queen, Palm Springs
1717 East Vista Chino
Palm Springs, CA 92262
(760) 778-1026

Whether you get an ice cream sundae or one of their many blizzard flavors, you can’t go wrong with a classic.

– Jackson Dodd, CBS Riverside

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