04/24/2013 04:41 pm ET Updated Jun 24, 2013

The (Ice) Cream of the Crop: LA's 5 Best Ice Creams (PHOTOS)

Ice Cream Lab

With summer rapidly approaching, it's time to explore your ice cream options in the beach-adjacent parts of town. Assembled here, in no particular order, are five of my favorite purveyors of top-quality, small-batch ice cream that won't melt before you hit the beach (not intended as a guarantee given local traffic conditions.)

5 Best Ice Creams In LA