LA (Long Beach), California – Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt on the Boardwalk

Restaurant: Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt on the Boardwalk
Cuisine: Desserts/Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt
Last visited: October 4, 2010
Location: Los Angeles, California (Long Beach)
Address: 429-B Shoreline Village Dr. Long Beach, CA 90802
Price Range: $10USD or less

1: Poor 2: OK 3: Good 4: Very good 5: Excellent 6: Tres Excellent!!

Food: 2.5
Service: n/a
Ambiance: 2
Overall: n/a
Additional comments:

  • Locally owned
  • Frozen yogurt
  • Ice cream
  • Sugar free frozen yogurt options
  • Low fat frozen yogurt
  • Smoothies/Flurries
  • Milkshakes/Malts
  • Floats
  • Popular for tourists
  • Tourist prices
  • Busy for the summer
  • Take out only

**Recommendations:

Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt On the Boardwalk is a cute little old fashioned ice cream parlour offering ice cream and frozen yogurt. Since it’s located on the waterfront of the Long Beach Boardwalk it’s a popular place for tourists, especially during the summer. However considering it is California, the weather is always good for ice cream or froyo.

Besides serving ice cream and frozen yogurt they also offer milkshakes, floats, smoothies, flurries, banana splits and sundaes.

The owners are local and they also opened The Funnel House located just in front of Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt On the Boardwalk. It specializes in funnel cakes, homemade cookies and ice cream sandwiches.

I came for some dessert after my late lunch at Parkers’ Lighthouse located just a few building down. In Los Angeles I will always prefer 21 Choices for frozen yogurt (it’s like Marble Slab Creamery but with frozen yogurt), but that option was  out of the way. I have tried Pinkberry as well, although I’m taking a liking to the new self-serve frozen yogurt options like Yogurt Planet or Tart in Austin, Texas.

I was kind of hoping the frozen yogurt would be like the old fashioned frozen yogurt made with fresh fruit, similar to Timothy’s Frozen Yogurt in Steveston Village, in Richmond BC. However I guess the trend of the “modern aged” low-fat, fat-free frozen yogurt is where the money is. Nonetheless I opted for the frozen yogurt over the ice cream since I’m pretty sure the ice cream is not made in house.

On the table:

Frozen Yogurt (Vanilla + Banana Cream Pie + Pumpkin) – 2.5/6

  • Vanilla frozen yogurt, Banana Cream Pie frozen yogurt, and Pumpkin Frozen Yogurt with granola $3.25 +$1.05 for toppings
  • It’s pretty pricey frozen yogurt and there were barely any toppings on it, considering I paid $1.05 for them.

Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

  • The texture is almost like soft serve ice cream at McDonald’s. It was quite standard and actually tastes like McDonald’s soft serve.

Banana Cream Pie Frozen Yogurt

  • This one was there sugar free flavour and it was thicker in texture but a but artificial in the after taste. It did taste like bananas and cream though and it did have a creamy texture. Obviously I would have preferred more of a real banana taste.

Pumpkin Frozen Yogurt

  • This wasn’t bad and I do really like pumpkin. It had a very cinnamon, clove and nutmeg flavour to it and it was quite sweet.

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