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Best Places For Ice Cream Sundaes In Orange County

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You've broke out a sweat and your taste buds are hammering for a tasty cool treat, so where do you go? You head to any one of these best places for ice cream sundaes in the OC. Typically consisting of ice cream topped with sauce, syrup and other toppings like whipped cream, peanuts and cherries, sundaes are an American classic dessert.

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Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour
Brea Downtown
215 S Brea Blvd
Brea, CA 92821
(714) 990-4386

With locations throughout Orange County, Farrell's is easily one of the best places if you're looking for a delicious ice cream sundae. Offering a great dessert menu that also features regular fare like burgers, and sandwiches, Farrell's has been around since 1963 and serves up delicious concoctions like their "Farrell's Rocky Road" sundae with two scoops of chocolaty chocolate ice cream smothered in a creamy marshmallow topping, along with whipped cream, nuts, and a cherry. Or, try "Oreo Bliss," with three scoops of vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, Oreos, whipped cream, and a cherry. Nothing can beat it for Oreo lovers. If those don't sound amazing, there are about 20 other options to choose from, and the great thing about this OC sundae hot spot is you can ask them to customize them or build your own sundae. Other options include their normal hot fudge sundae with creamy vanilla ice cream and whipped cream, or their classic sundae with a single scoop of vanilla ice cream with mixed nuts, whipped cream, and your choice of hot fudge, butterscotch or hot caramel, as well as the nutty nutty hot caramel or hot fudge sundae.

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Han's Homemade Ice Cream
Anaheim Packing House
440 S Anaheim Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92805
(714) 520-0445

For custom sundaes made to order, Han's Homemade goes above and beyond. Located in Santa Ana and in Anaheim, the homemade ice cream shop serves delicious frozen desserts that customers can sample before ordering. In addition to homemade ice cream, Han's also sells milkshakes, freezes, soups and sandwiches. Their sundae menu is pretty plentiful, offering a huge selection of dreamy chocolate sundaes like their "Chocolate Chip Cookie Sundae" with two scoops of chocolate chip ice cream topped with hot fudge, chocolate chip cookie chunks, whipped cream, a chocolate cherry, and a wafer. Or, try their Hot Fudge Brownie Sundae, which comes with a double fudge brownie topped with two scoops of vanilla ice cream and is smothered in hot fudge, nuts, whipped cream, and a cherry. Other options include the Caramel Pecan Fudge Sundae with butter pecan ice cream, submerged in hot fudge and hot caramel, pecans, whipped cream and a wafer. A Black and White Sundae is also on offer with vanilla and chocolate ice cream with chocolate fudge and marshmallow toppings, nuts, whipped cream, wafer, and a cherry on top. The Gold Digger is another tasty choice. With coffee and chocolate ice cream, it has chocolate fudge and butterscotch toppings, nuts, whipped cream, wafer, and a cherry.

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Chunk-n-Chip Cookies
201 E 4th St
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(562) 650-0374

Chunk-n-Chip gives the people what they want: classic and unique creamy rich flavors ranging from mint chocolate chip, peanut butter and rocky road to novelty and unique flavors like piña colada and avocado honey. Add some of their savory and sweet toppings like chocolate sauce, caramel sauce, toasted coconut flakes, fruity pebbles, or even smoked and spicy candied bacon and you've just gotten a made-to-order sundae at one of the best spots in Orange County. Chunk-n-Chip Cookies is also known throughout Orange County for their ice cream sandwiches.

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Afters Ice Cream
18030 Brookhurst St.
Fountain Valley, CA 92708

When dinner is over and it's time for some dessert, you want a belly-satisfying treat. Afters Ice Cream, located in Fountain Valley, offers some of the most satisfying sundaes in town. Go full steam with some of the most satiable flavors and portions to choose from, including flavors that vary from acai blueberry ice cream, rocky road and churro to 'cookie monster' and chocolate ice cream. Whether you want your sundae in two, three, four scoops or more, Afters Ice Cream offers more than enough flavors to satisfy your appetite. Choose fillings to put on top and you're all set!

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Andrew's Ice Cream and Dessert
1549 E. Katella Ave., Suite C
Orange, CA 92867
(714) 829-9350

What's more enticing than your utmost favorite ice cream topped on a savory, crunchy cone? A sundae, of course. At Andrew's Ice Cream and Dessert, you take a step into a ice cream lover's paradise when surrounded by trails of mouth watering ice cream. Andrew's Ice Cream and Dessert, which specializes in homemade ice cream with natural flavors, is open late (until 9pm), giving you enough time to make a last-minute run to your most wanted dessert. While many visitors go for ice cream in a cone or cup, the more adventurous will turn it up a notch and order one of Andrew's delicious ice cream sundaes like their "Brownies Sundae" with hot fudge caramel whipped cream. Many other offerings are also available if you're in the mood to smother your ice cream in chocolatey sauce and add a a cherry on top!

Barbara Akowuah is a freelance journalist based in Southern California. As a fashion examiner who is privy to style, Barbara loves to write about fashion and how it relates to the Los Angeles scene. Barbara loves to dish out the latest trends, style tips, and inside scoop. Her work can be found on


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