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Culture Trip: 10 Best

"Walk into Carmela and be charmed by neatly jarred hot chocolates and packaged cookies stacked on the country-style wooden shelves. Listings for classic flavors like Rocky Road and tempting ones like Spiced Strawberry Sorbet are written on framed chalkboards. Pick the most tempting flavor and have it in a cup, cone, waffle cup, or turn it into an ice cream sandwich. Carmela is located just down the street from the Grove shopping mall, making a fun shopping day that much more delightful."

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LA Mag: These Offbeat L.A. Classes Are Guaranteed To Make You a More Interesting Person

"Never wait in that ridiculous line at Salt & Straw again. Learn to make your own ice cream with Carmela Ice Cream founders Jessica Mortarotti and Zachary Cox in their creamery in Pasadena ($125). Get the scoop (see what we did there?) on making tasty treats and walk away with two pints of the finished product."

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Life Thyme

Life & Thyme: California Ice Cream, Pure and Simple

Read the feature article on Carmela Ice Cream at the Life & Thyme website.

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Tastemade 10 Best Ice Cream Shops in America

"With flavors like brown butter sage, lavender honey, and Meyer lemon olive oil, this ice cream menu screams Southern California. Made with organic dairy and farmer’s market produce, these gourmet offerings approach the (only slightly) changing seasons with proper ingredients—though their salted caramel remains the all-time favorite menu mainstay. The best part is that ice cream is practically year-round in the City of Angels."

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PBS Parents - Farm to Table Family - Brown Sugar Vanilla Bean Ice Cream w/ Carmela Ice Cream

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Travel Mag 2016

TravelMag 2016

"Ice cream is practically an art at Carmela, unquestionably Pasadena’s best spot for this deliciously cooling dessert. The smell of fresh-made waffle cones lures customers in, while unusually complex flavors like brown sugar vanilla bean, strawberry buttermilk and lavender honey keep them there. Their artisanal focus on organic dairy and seasonal flavors over artificial extracts makes a noticeable difference in flavor; one that can be replicated at home thanks to their in-house ice cream classes."

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Business Insider 2016

According to travel app Gogobot, Carmela came in at No. 3 of the best-rated ice cream shops in the nation.

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Thrillist Best Artisan

Thrillist: The Best Artisan Ice Cream and Gelato Shops in LA

"Want plain, old-fashioned strawberry or chocolate? Then don't go here! This ice cream shop -- which is run by a married couple who sources locally grown & organic herbs, spices, and flowers -- does up far more inspired flavors like rosemary with toasted pine nuts."

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E News 2014

E! Online July 2014

"It's time to get fancy with some Earl Grey Tea ice cream at Carmela Ice Cream, located in Pasadena, California with a second location in Los Angeles. They were named the #1 Ice Cream Shop by LA Weekly in 2011 and have been voted Best Ice Cream by Pasadena Weekly two years in a row."

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Sugar and Charm: In The Mix with Carmela Ice Cream

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The Infatuation: The LA Ice Cream Power Rankings

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