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3 Finest Ice Cream Shops in San Jose You Have to Try


Find the coolest ice cream shops when the weather gets hot
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You're probably looking for something cool now that summer has arrived.

A scoop of ice cream. Or a couple of scoops.

When it comes to ice cream, everyone has a different taste. Some people like plain flavors like vanilla and chocolate. Some people like more fruity-flavored sorbet. On the other hand, some people like healthier such as frozen yogurt.

It’s very difficult to say what makes perfect ice cream, simply because there are a couple of different types of it, such as gelato, ice cream, frozen yogurt, and sorbet.

Ice Cream: The most common frozen treat is ice cream. Ice cream mixture must contain at least 10% milkfat in order to be classified as ice cream.

Gelato: Gelato, the Italian cousin of ice cream, is made with whole milk rather than cream. As a result, the milkfat content is significantly lower than in typical ice cream.

Frozen Yogurt: Frozen yogurt is one of the trending forms of frozen treats right now. This frozen dessert contains many of the same ingredients as ice cream but has a much lower fat content. There's even yogurt in there.

Sorbet: Sorbet is another form of ice cream that includes very little dairy. It has a light texture and taste since it is made with frozen fruits and sweetened water.

Although there are different types and variations of ice creams, for me, it doesn't matter whether it's gelato, sorbet, or frozen yogurt as long as it tastes good. Because I believe that each type of ice cream has its own unique touch and I enjoy eating different types of it.

Nowadays, every place around us sells ice cream. However, for an ice cream lover like me, it is very important to find a place that makes a good one.

For all of these reasons, this wasn’t an easy list to make for me. However, here are the three best ice cream shops in San Jose, based on ice cream lovers' recommendations.

1. Sweet Rendezvous
Sweet Rendezvous
Sweet Rendezvous, home of magical scoops and tasty memories! We serve over 52 flavors of ice cream and countless artisan treats. Sweet Rendezvous is a great place for parties—with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. We also offer catering for various events (schools, sports games, office socials, and more). Looking for a fundraising partner? We love working with local schools and organizations and offers many opportunities for fundraising! - Sweet Rendezvous

Recommendations based on customer reviews:

  • This place has awesome ice cream flavors. 50+ flavors where you can't go wrong with any one of them!
  • The ice cream itself is super creamy and delicious.
  • You can taste the full flavor in every bite.

Price: On average, it's $2 - 3 per scoop.

Location: 668 Blossom Hill Rd San Jose, CA 95123


2. Sweet Fix Creamery
Sweet Fix Creamery
Sweet Fix Creamery was established in 2015. It all started as an idea and we finally decided to pull the trigger and got started by selling our homemade ice cream at different festivals and fairs throughout the bay area. We were lucky to come across awesome people willing to help further our vision. After 2 years of looking for a location and being turned down multiple times from different shopping centers, we found a location that was willing to give us a shot, and thank God now we are here! - Sweet Fix Creamery

Recommendations based on customer reviews:

  • Nothing better than freshly served flavorful ice cream on a hot humid day!
  • The ice cream is made and prepared daily. The ice cream is super creamy and fresh.
  • Flavors are well-balanced and not too sweet.  Pairs perfectly with their homemade waffle cones.

Price: On average, it's $3 - 5 per scoop.

Location: 2715 Mckee Rd San Jose, CA 95127


3. Scoopzilla
Scoopzilla was born in June 2013 in San Jose, a city surrounded by top-notch ice cream shops. Appreciating quality desserts, the future founders of the company would make long treks to satisfy their milk and cream cravings. The founding trio eventually tired of their frequent journeys and decided to create a heroic store to establish the presence of a great ice cream store in their own home. Equipped with deep culinary knowledge, the three began crafting original flavors with all-natural ingredients, freshest produce, and their own fermented extracts. Now that they had developed a monster ice cream line with a city for the taking, there was only one thing left to do - Unleash Scoopzilla! - Scoopzilla

Recommendations based on customer reviews:

  • The flavors are rich and thick.
  • What I love about their ice cream is how diverse the selection is.
  • Their ice cream definitely has a creamy texture, not icy nor overly sweet. Yummy and beautifully made desserts.

Price: On average, it's $3 - 5 per scoop.

Location: 1600 Saratoga Ave Ste 111 San Jose, CA 95129



Ice cream shops have expanded rapidly over the last few years. This list is but a few of the best ice cream shops in San Jose.

If there’s a good ice cream shop you would like to recommend besides this list of best ice creams in San Jose, let us know in the comments below!

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