No stop in Coronado is complete without a scoop or two from MooTime Creamery, a 50’s-inspired ice cream shop that has served as a neighborhood institution on the bustling Orange Avenue since 1998.

Churning out ice cream in a fun, nostalgic atmosphere—complete with Elvis statue, oversized cows and old-fashioned marquee signs—the locally owned parlor provides Coronado with premium handcrafted ice cream, sorbet, yogurt, and hand-rolled waffle cones all made fresh daily with the highest quality ingredients. Freshly made to order ice cream creations include an ice cream base and custom selection of toppings which are hand mixed and served in a choice of plain or chocolate-dipped waffle cone, waffle cup, or bowl.

The local favorite has been named by The Travel Channel as one of the “Best Ice Cream Parlors to Visit” and featured on Rachael Ray’s “40 Dollars a Day”. Here are some of MooTime’s bestselling treats.

Mootime Creamery Coronado Ice Cream Dessert
‘The Kids Scream For…’: Silly Vanilly

A twist on the traditional vanilla, the bright ‘smurf’ blue Silly Vanilly is fun for the little ones to add bright colored sprinkles or gummy worms.

‘The Classic Sundae’: Golden Monkey

A nod to the classic butterscotch sundae, the Golden Monkey pairs butter pecan ice cream with bananas and butterscotch, whipped cream, pecans and a cherry on top!

‘The Modern Gelato’: Straciatella

Translating to ‘torn apart’ in Italian, the MooTime version of Italian Chocolate Chip has a cream base with molten chocolate chips swirled in.

‘The Cult Classic’: Islander Crunch

Ask the locals and they’ll tell you that this is the hometown favorite. Toasted coconut and chocolate ice creams mixed with macadamia nuts. Available on an exclusive basis.

‘South of the Border’: Dessert Nachos

Not your typical nachos, this loaded treat is layered with decadence. Freshly baked waffle cone chips are topped with two scoops of ice cream, hot fudge, caramel, marshmallow cream, and powdered sugar.

**** The Ultimate 15-Scoop: Crown Jewel Sundae****

Best for sharing (or not, but don’t say we didn’t warn you!) this is San Diego’s ultimate ice cream sundae, filled to the brim with 15 scoops of gourmet ice-cream, topped with warm hot fudge, whipped cream, sprinkles and cherries.

Boozy Ice Cream Flights at Leroy’s Kitchen & Lounge

MooTime will also be offering a mouth watering, housemade ice cream flight at next-door restaurant, Leroy’s Kitchen & Lounge from July 10th through July 31st.

It’s called The Combo and has Crème Fraîche & Heering’s Cherry Liqueur, Valrhona Chocolate Pearl & Grand Marnier, Cappuccino and Pedro Ximenez Sherry.

MooTime Creamery Coronado
1025 Orange Avenue
Coronado, CA 92118

Katie Dillon is the managing editor of La Jolla Mom. She helps readers plan San Diego vacations through her hotel expertise (that stems from living in a Four Seasons hotel) and local connections. Readers have access to exclusive discounts on theme park tickets (like Disneyland and San Diego Zoo) and perks at luxury hotels worldwide through her. She also shares insider tips for visiting major cities worldwide, like Hong Kong, London, Paris, and Shanghai, that her family has either lived in or visits regularly (or both).

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