Ice cream isn’t their only specialty though. Handel’s also serves a wide variety of frozen yogurt, ices, sherbets, and “Hurricanes”. Try the Elvis or Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie Yum! All flavors are made right on location.
Handel’s opening in Redondo Beach was very exciting for Southern California residents because Handel’s stores were previously located only in the United States Midwest with the exception of two locations in Northern California.
Handel’s Ice Cream was founded by Alice Handle in 1945 when she opened the first store in Youngstown, Ohio. With over 100 flavors of ice cream made fresh daily and exclusive equipment, methods, and recipes, Handel’s became an instant success and started spreading around the Midwest area.
It is so frequently visited that Ohio Restaurant News dubbed it “The Busiest Ice Cream Stand in America”. Many publications, including travelchannel.com have proclaimed it “One of the Best Ice Cream Parlors in the Country”. Handel’s has been named “Best Dessert Shop’ and “Best Ice Cream” by many, and has been featured in magazines such as People, USA Today, and National Geographic.
In fact, in National Geographic’s 10 Best of Everything, Handel’s was named the number one ice cream in the Ten Best Ice Creams Category. It not only beat out famous brands such as Cold Stone Creamery and Haagen Dazs, but it also surpassed ice cream parlors from Paris, France, Florence, Italy, and Cuba.
Handel’s has also attracted famous customers such as former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum, Bill Cosby, and Tom Cruise.
“Handel’s is a great place to get good quality ice cream,” said Eighth Grader Ninabella G. “Watch out Yogurtland, you’ve got some competition!”
Editor’s Note: If you want a sweet deal, try the sampler. It is four scoops of ice cream for $5 and you may get four different flavors to try. We suggest you share this with a friend or expect a serious sugar high.
Or, go to Handel’s on Tuesdays. Any cone or cup is just $2. Such a sweet deal! Yummo!