National Ice Cream Day is July 16th!

Celebrate National Ice Cream Day with desserts from these San Diego restaurants! A brunch hotspot boasting creative dishes and a quirky atmosphere, Breakfast Republic in Encinitas is no stranger to the morning sweet tooth. For the city’s ice cream connoisseurs, behold the Banana Split French Toast, topped with bruleéd banana, vanilla ice cream, walnuts and chocolate sauce.  Enjoy your ice cream treat with an escape from the summer heat at Pacific Beach AleHouse. Indulge in their Sticky Bun Sundae, served warm and topped with vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce, candied pecans and whipped cream.   For rustic western ambiance, make Wood Ranch in Mission Valley your stop for ice cream this National Ice Cream Day. Dig into Mom’s Deep Dish Cobbler, prepared with freestone peaches, whole grains, brown sugar, cinnamon and vanilla bean ice cream.  For a coastal atmosphere, Backyard Kitchen & Tap in Pacific Beach has the ice cream dish for you. Try their BKYD S’mores, made with graham cake, house-made marshmallow, chocolate sauce, caramel and topped with vanilla ice cream.  In the mood for something a little different? Head to Common Theory Public House to indulge in their Brioche Fried Ice Cream, prepared with brioche, vanilla bean ice cream, chocolate, honey maple syrup, fresh whipped cream and stout beer batter. Quiet your mind and treat your senses this National Ice Cream Day at Fig Tree Café nestled in Liberty Station’s culinary enclave. Relax on Fig Tree’s serene garden-style patio as you savor a spoonful of Fig Bread Pudding accompanied by vanilla ice cream. An innately cozy dining experience melded with top-notch dishes, Fig Tree Café has your ice cream needs covered. Infuse your ice cream celebration with Mexican heritage by enjoying locally sourced Paletas from The Taco Stand. A frozen treat that can be traced back to indigenous roots, paletas incorporate both fresh fruit and creamy indulgence into a dreamy mixture served on a stick. Choose from a variety of flavors, some of which include Strawberry, Coconut, Pineapple, Walnut, Chamoy & Mango, and Pistachio. Truly indulge in what Farmer’s Bottega has to offer from their farm-to-fork menu, as you bask in characteristically quaint ambiance in Mission Hills. Treat yourself to a breakfast of champions as you dig into Reese’s & Ice Cream Pancakes, a heaping plate of fluffy pancakes smothered in Reese’s spread and topped with scoops of melty ice cream. Another farm-to-fork eatery located in La Mesa’s budding foodie realm, Farmer’s Table offers farm-inspired décor meshed with inventive menu items to match. Celebrate National Ice Cream Day with Lava Cake, a rich serving of warm chocolate cake encasing a molten chocolate core, topped with vanilla ice cream and accompanied by fresh strawberries.Mark your calendars, because things are about to get a whole lot sweeter on July 16th. In preparation for National Ice Cream Day, we’re giving you the scoop on all things frozen in San Diego. Forget about that summer diet and don’t be afraid to treat yourself to endless desserts this month! We promise we won’t tell. Et Voila! French Bistro provides San Diego foodies with an authentic French dining experience, a delicacy in southern California. Bask in the Melba A La Frambiose, a decadent dessert made with fresh raspberries, vanilla ice cream, vanilla whipped cream and a lime short-bread sable.  Satisfy your sweet tooth at The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch. Pay a visit to The Village’s custom ice cream sandwich shop, Baked Bear, and pick up one of your favorite hand-crafted combinations of frosty ice cream sandwiched between two warm, gooey cookies. What better way to enjoy ice cream than while unwinding under the stars at The Village? Treat yourself to some of San Diego’s favorite destinations this holiday! They’ll have you coming back scoop after scoop.

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