When I first heard rumblings of a Sprinkles ice cream shop many moons ago, I was instantly intrigued. I love Sprinkles cupcakes, and I love ice cream…I could only imagine how great this shop could be. When I found out the grand opening date, I had it on my calendar, but I couldn’t make it because of work obligations.
For a while, my BFF had been hearing me talk about Spinkles ice cream and how it was now open and I had to check it out. So earlier this month after going to 800 Degrees, we headed over to Beverly Hills, cruised Rodeo Drive in a BMW, blasted some music, said some Romy and Michelle quotes regarding Pretty Woman…and you can only imagine the cliche we became. Total cliche. Sup.
I have spent many minutes (once almost an hour) in line outside of Sprinkles for cupcakes. They are the perfect party favor, birthday gift, hostess gift, party snack, etc. I once waited 45 minutes to get two dozen for some of my students that won a district wide contest. I’m a pro at this…therefore I knew there would be a line outside the ice cream shop (logic). The line wasn’t bad at all, maybe about ten minutes, and most of it was inside waiting to order. Which was fine because I couldn’t decide what to order (check out the flavors above), and I got to check out the decor of the very white shop.
Sprinkles Ice Cream is not cheap, but they do use quality ingredients and I think you pay for the experience and surroundings as well. Beverly Hills prices, kids. Maybe I’ve been exploring and hanging out in LA too long (born and raised) but I wasn’t appalled by the prices like some people have been.
So as we waited, I was like a kid in an ice cream shop.
I couldn’t decide what I wanted. So many cool choices…
And then S (the history major) noticed that Thomas Jefferson’s ice cream recipe was written above us. Ha.
S decided to get the Cupcake ice cream sandwich. Now personally, I had never heard of such a thing, but now that I think about it…its genius! When she got her order we were amazed to find that it was a whole Sprinkles cupcake with the top cut off, and a bunch of ice cream packed in between all served in a cup.
Cupcake ice cream sandwich. Genius.
I ordered a scoop of vanilla bean (my favorite ice cream flavor, don’t judge) in a red velvet waffle cone. This was my second choice. My first choice was sold out. So I guess since they make everything fresh, things sell out quickly. Good to know. Anyway, I liked it. It tasted fresh and was perfect for a warm day.
However, I have left the best for last…
Since they sell ice cream sandwiches (apparently the new LA trend) they make their own cookies! I am not the biggest cookie fan (we know this by now) but when I saw “salted oatmeal cornflake” as a choice? I had to have it. Done.
Yes. It was salty and really good and I should have ordered more than one. My new favorite LA cookie hands down. Apparently these sell out too because she wasn’t sure they even had any left.
This is the seating option. Totally open, you sit where the window would be. I really like that. You can people watch, hang out, small talk with others, etc. Nice design.
So as we finished our ice cream, it occurred to me that we had yet to successfully try the Spinkles ATM! We had tried a few weeks prior around 11pm, but the line was easily 80 deep. This time there was no line! I guess people were busy waiting in line outside the cupcake shop, and you can only buy one at a time from the ATM. So it worked out! How LA is this?
Behold, the Sprinkles Cupcake 24 Hour ATM Machine!
I totally bought a red velvet to go. Awesome.
Sprinkles Ice Cream
9631 South Santa Monica Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210