‘Tis the season for pumpkin pie. Then more pumpkin pie. But in the roughly two-month period between Halloween and Christmas, even fall’s favorite festive dessert can get a bit—dare we say—tiresome. Change it up with these creamier, cooler dessert options.
Through November 1, you can still catch the chain’s Halloween-themed Mummy’s Pumpkin Spice Potion ice cream, which consists of pumpkin ice cream, egg whites, caramel, apples, and marshmallow. After that, indulge in their Spiced Goat Cheese & Pumpkin Pie, a hybrid of pumpkin pie (minus the crust) and a tangy, earthier version of cheesecake. Locations in West Hollywood, Larchmont, Studio City, Venice, and the Arts District.
Their Pumpkin Pie flavor, available in limited release at their kiosk at Grand Central Market and in stores, is house-roasted pumpkin with a puree of molasses, Sri Lankan cinnamon, ginger, cloves, allspice and R.R. Lochhead vanilla stirred in grass-fed milk and cream. They also sell pumpkin ice cream pies (pictured). Locations in downtown, Studio City, and Los Feliz; also available in grocery stores.
On pastry chef Andrea Ramirez’s fall menu is Spiced Roasted Pumpkin Oat Milk Ice Cream, made with frosted walnuts and pecans, topped with cinnamon-infused whipped cream that you can actually order vegan. 1816 N. Vermont Ave., Los Feliz.
Their Pumpkin Pie Spice Cheesecake Ice Cream—pumpkin and cream cheese ice cream with a graham cracker crust—is available at Whole Foods, and at the brand’s Culver City Scoop Shop. 8588 Washington Blvd. Culver City.
Milk’s Pumpkin Cheesecake is delicious no matter how you scoop it, but if you’re feeling really indulgent, get it stuffed inside one of their chewy, yummy macaron ice cream sandwiches. And did we mention it’s dipped in dark chocolate? Locations in Silver Lake and
The Eagle Rock retro burger shop serves up a Pumpkin Pie Milkshake with Fosselman’s pumpkin ice cream, actual pumpkin pie filling—and crust. 2005 Colorado Blvd, Eagle Rock.
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