So, we all know that chocolate is a universal comfort food but what makes chocolate extra special today? Well, you might want to get your car started, legs walking, or bikes moving when we tell you that it’s National Chocolate Ice Cream Day! Yes, you heard that right. There is nothing better than a cold, smooth, soft serve ice cream in a cone or cup on a beautiful sunny day in Hermosa Beach. Even if you’re not the biggest ice cream lover, just think of today as another excuse to have a cheat day or eat your emotions away. For those of you who don’t need to give yourself a reason to eat chocolate ice cream, what are you waiting for? Go celebrate at some of these parlors right here in the South Bay.
- Paradis Ice cream - Not only does this place have one, two or three different flavored chocolate scoops, but nine! Whether you choose bacio, chocolate brownie, chocolate cookie, chocolate mint sorbet, chocolate sorbet, double chocolate caramel, double chocolate macaroons, rocky road, or the Santa Domingo chocolate, you really can’t take a wrong bite. Seriously, you might have to contemplate which flavor you want ahead of time so you don’t hold up the line!
- Paciugo Gelato Caffe - Gelato is pretty much like ice cream, except for the fact that it’s 70% less fattening but still with 100% flavor. If you’re looking for the quality of ice cream but half the amount of calories, Paciugo is your place. There is nothing like the taste of classic chocolate, but if you’re looking to make your cup a little more funky, go ahead and try the chocolate peanut butter; it won’t disappoint.
- Manhattan Beach Creamery - Do you see that bowl of goodness? Get your fix with either the original chocolate or mocha almond fudge flavors and top it off with some oreos! There is no such thing as too much chocolate, so make sure you load it up. If you’re feeling fancy, go for the chocolate ice cream cream’wich that is sandwiched in between chocolate chip cookies. Go even crazier with a chocolate malt milkshake and don’t look back.
- Smitten Ice Cream - This place might be simple, but it is definitely sweet. With the one and only TCHO 60.5% chocolate flavor, the frozen blend of cocoa powder and melted, mild dark chocolate will win over your taste buds. Want to know the best part about it? You can get it delivered or order it online. Okay, that’s the way to do National Chocolate Ice Cream Day.
Overall, chocolate is the answer to everything. Whether you’re having a good or bad day, get up and go get your fix of all the chocolate ice cream in the South Bay today without feeling guilty. It’s National Chocolate Ice Cream Day for crying out loud!