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Best Ice Cream Sandwiches in LA

I was scrolling through my twitter timeline (@hollydayztravel) when I saw Food & Wine Magazine’s twitter talking about ice cream sandwiches. That automatically made me think of Diddy Riese in California.

 It’s summer time and usually very hot in California, especially in the Valley. Going there is most certainly not a quick trip either from the Valley, as Diddy Riese is located in Westwood, which is UCLA’s college town. It is beautiful down there. You can even catch red carpet events happening right outside of Diddy Riese sometimes.


When you go to Diddy Riese, expect a long line!  Seriously, this is not your ordinary run of the mill ice cream and cookies. You could stand on that line for a while. The place isn’t very big, but the line moves at a decent pace. You can pick any 2 cookies you want and any ice cream to make your perfect ice cream sandwich. They also sell shaved ice, brownies, and more.

Check out the virtual ice cream sandwich maker on their websitehttp://diddyriese.com/sandwichbuilder.php
Keep in mind to come with cash because they don’t take credit or debit cards. In case you forget, there is an ATM outside.

You would think this place would be expensive, but nope. You can get an ice cream sandwich for $1.75. That is a pretty good price. Every time I order one I usually get two chocolate chip cookies and mint chocolate chip ice cream. They put the ice cream sandwich in a cup and stick a spoon in it because it is pretty big.

Diddy Riese
2 Chocolate Chip Cookies and Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream ©2014 Holly Dayz
Since I make long drives there I also take home some cookies. The day old ones are cheap and still taste amazing. I also grab a bottle of water which is $1. After all that chocolate I need something refreshing to drink and I am not a milk person.

Diddy Riese has the best ice cream sandwiches I have ever had. Certainly the best in LA. Definitely worth the trip!

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  • Hannah

    I’m not usually a fan of ice cream sandwiches because usually the sandwichy part is kinda meh..but these ones look kinda awesome. If I’m ever in the area I will have to try them!

    • Holly Dayz

      I have never been big on ice cream sandwiches till I had these. There are so good. You must try if you get the opportunity.

  • Ashley Hufford (@undrtheashtree)

    one of my favorite restaurants in New York (The Meatball Shop) lets you “design your own ice cream sandwiches” you pick your own cookie, or cookies and ice cream! It’s the best!

    • Holly Dayz

      Oh! I will have to check that place out one day. Thank you for that tidbit.

  • Crystal (My Hindi Heart)

    Oh that is making me so hungry! I absolutely love freshly baked anything, and to imagine freshly baked cookies with yummy ice cream squished between them.. Yummy! I love mint chocolate chip!

    • Holly Dayz

      I LOVE mint chocolate chip too!! Yes, they have some great cookies and then to put some ice cream between it makes it even better.

  • Anne Klien ( MeAnne)

    This reminds me when I was young…. icecream and chips ahoy! Happy memories…. but nothing beats a freshly bake cookies I should try this 🙂

  • PowerCoupleLife

    Funny because when I saw the title of your post, I thought about Diddy before even reading. I actually live a few blocks away and mannnnnn it’s so tempting to get all the time.

    • Holly Dayz

      Great minds think alike! I love that place, I have no issue standing on the line for it haha. Wow if you live that close, that must be hard not to go!

      • PowerCoupleLife

        Ya haha, what part of LA are u in

        • Holly Dayz

          I have lived in both Valley Village and North Hollywood. Certainly not very close to Diddy so you know that was a mini mission haha

  • Tim

    A very ironic post as I had made a plan yesterday that today I would go treat myself to ice-cream 🙂

    • Holly Dayz

      It was meant to be! I hope you enjoy your ice cream.

  • kami

    I can’t believe I’ve never actually tried an ice cream sandwich! That looks soooo tasty I want one really badly!

    • Holly Dayz

      You must try one! It is so good, I hope you get one soon.

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