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Freeze your head -- ice cream in the SCV

Summer is for ice cream — but don’t eat it too fast

Posted: July 16, 2009 4:13 p.m.
Updated: July 17, 2009 6:06 a.m.

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They didn't coin the term "ice cream headache" for nothing. Though you can avoid this pain if you have willpower, there is something so irresistible about ice cream on a hot summer's day that most of us tend to gorge ourselves - and hence, suffer the aforementoned distress. But it's worth it. Summer time is ice cream time, day or night, with the only difference being how fast your treat begins to drip. In the Santa Clarita Valley you have a host of "ice cream" options, which include ice cream cakes, cookies and frozen yogurt. You can choose to be conservative in your calories or decadent in your desserts. In any case don't deny yourself.

Summer is supposed to be sweet.

Here we offer you the details on where to go for your ice cream in the SCV, with some "flavor" added by one of our Cold Stone Creameries and one Baskin-Robbins franchise.

Bouquet's Baskin-Robbins
For 17 and a half years, Sue Proctor has been the owner/franchisee of the Baskin-Robins at 26584 Bouquet Canyon Road in Saugus (in the Von's shopping center across Bouquet from Best Buy). She's seen times change but even in a sluggish economy ice cream is popular. "People still love ice cream - it makes everybody happy," she said. "It's a comfort food, even though it's cold." And, just in case someone will forget, the staff at her store always sends customers away with "See you tomorrow!"
Proctor said her best seller is mint chip and that there are special new cake prices (starting at $9.99) and cone prices (88 cents for a soft-serve cone or cup). Fresh-baked waffle cones are a specialty.
Proctor said that they always try to have a "party atmosphere" in the store, with music on. "Come on in for your cool summer fun," she said.

Cold Stone on McBean
Eddie Buraye is the owner/manager of the Cold Stone Creamery at 27071 McBean Parkway in Valencia (in the Pavilions shopping center). He noted that Cold Stone has introduced new flavors of ice cream, such as chocolate pudding and butterscotch.
"Shakes are very popular now (in the hot weather)," he said. To ease troubled economic times, buy-one-get-one-free coupons are available in certain publications, and ice cream cupcakes are only $9.99 for a six pack. Additionally, people can register online to get a free ice cream for their birthday.
"Ice cream cakes are our big seller. We've got a special - $5 off with a coupon," Buraye said.
"Come in and indulge yourself with Cold Stone signatures," he said.

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