Scream for Ice Cream Sandwich Day in Orange County

Tuesday, August 2 is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day. To celebrate, we are naming the top five places in Orange County, California to get an Ice Cream Sandwich.

Stax Cookie Bar, Irvine
Close to UCI, Stax offers dozens of options such as the Smookie (chocolate chip cookie, caramel, cookies and cream ice cream) and . Stax also carries Kona Coffee ice cream, which comes highly recommended from coffee fanatics. Stax also has vegan/gluten-free options as well as boba.

The Hive & Co., Dana Point
Perfect for those looking for a healthier option, The Hive & Co. serves up gluten-free, organic, and dairy-free ice cream sandwiches. We recommend trying the coconut ice cream for a tropical explosion that won't be too hard on your stomach.

Umami Burger, Costa Mesa
An expected pick, Umami Burger normally specializes in delicious burgers with odd combinations. Try the snickerdoodle or caramel ice cream sandwich, or try the UFO (Fried oatmeal cookie with ice cream).

Snow Monster, Huntington Beach
Featuring a stuffed cookie, vegan options, tapioca drinks, and giant Jenga games; Snow Monster is as unique as its home city. Experts recommend the Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich for a delightful dessert experience.

Cream, Irvine
Specializing in ice cream sandwiches, customers can custom-make their very own ice cream sandwich for thousands of different combinations. This location is at the Irvine Spectrum, so there are plenty of shops to explore while you burn off the delicious calories you will no doubt consume at Cream.

What's your favorite kind of ice cream sandwich? Author Aimee Engebretson loves mint chocolate chip ice cream smashed between chocolate chip cookies that are melted just a tiny bit. She's a lifelong resident of Orange County.

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