Best Ice Cream in Marin

Best Ice Cream in Marin

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Ice Cream makes the best refreshing treat on a hot day, partner in binging your favorite show, or end up with a delicious dinner out on the town. The 2023 readers’ choice Best of the County winner is Fairfax Scoop. For the rest of the best Marin County Ice Cream picks see below.

Southern Marin

Lappert’s Ice Cream


Lapperts Ice Cream Sausalito, Best Ice Cream Marin
Photo: Lapperts

Lappert’s opened their first shop in Kauai and now runs the largest ice cream chain in all the Hawaiian Islands. Luckily, they’ve expanded to the mainland bringing their refreshing, delicious, and quality creams with them.

689 Bridgeway, Sausalito, 415.331.3035


Mill Valley

Swirl Mill Valley, Best Ice Cream Marin
Photo: Swirl Mill Valley

A staple for post-soccer treats, late night meets, and friendly greets, Swirl Mill Valley has a large and diverse selection of fro-yo, a very popular toppings bar, and much more.

417 Miller Ave, Mill Valley, 415.388.2636

Central Marin

Fairfax Scoop


Fairfax Scoop serves up organic, seasonal ice creams and is famous for its Honey Lavender Vanilla, Mexican Chocolate, and Raspberry Sorbet. Always quality, make sure to try one of their handmade waffle cones.

63 Broadway, Fairfax, 415.453.3130

Mag’s Local Yogurt


Mag's Ice Cream, Larkspur, Frozen Yogurt, Best In Marin
Photo: Mag’s Frozen Yogurt

Mag’s Local Yogurt specializes in Fro-yo. Serving up the community of Larkspur for over a decade, stop by for a refreshing soft serve on a hot day, cool night, or whenever you get the hankering for something sweet.

63 Broadway, Fairfax, 415.453.3130

Double Rainbow Cafe

San Rafael

Double Rainbow Cafe, San Rafael, Best Ice Cream in Marin
Photo: Double Rainbow Cafe

Beyond its inviting diner ambiance and colorful, fun decorations, this place does ice cream right. From sundaes, milkshakes, classic scoops, and more, Double Rainbow Cafe is a must-visit in San Rafael.

860 4th St, San Rafael, 415.457.0803


San Rafael

Silbermann's Ice Cream, San Rafael, Best Ice Cream Marin
Photo: Silbermann’s Ice Cream

Established in 1966, Silbermann’s knows how to scoop some cream. In 1981, the owner at the time, Ilse, had the idea of making cakes with ice cream, which ended up winning California’s “Idea of the Year.” Their extensive list of flavors, quality cakes, and friendly customer service are a testament to their long-standing popularity.

196 Northgate One, San Rafael, 415.479.1657


Source: Marin Magazine

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