Small Bites: sorbet, milkshakes and ice cream sliders
Streetside sorbet: POP Champagne & Dessert Bar in Pasadena recently began scooping chef Emily Earhart's house-made sorbets and ice creams on the sidewalk in front of the venue. Swing by daily from 4 to 7 p.m. for flavors such as Prosecco, Brachetto and Plum Ancellotta. Three scoops for $7. POP Champagne & Dessert Bar, 33 E. Union St. Pasadena. (626) 795-1295, www.popchampagnebar.com.
$3 milkshakes: Too hot on terra firma? Head to the underground food court at the corner of 5th and Flower streets in downtown L.A. for a towering milkshake in flavors like vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, Oreo, chocolate peanut butter and Peet's coffee. Rowdy Red Wine and Burger Bar, 505 S. Flower St., L.A. (213) 627-5511.
Ice cream sliders: As part of Reservoir’s summer menu, chef Gloria Felix is offering a pair of house-made ice cream sliders on sweet Hawaiian buns alongside crispy puff pastry fries and sides of "ketchup" and "mayo" made from white chocolate and strawberry puree. ($8) Reservoir, 1700 Silver Lake Blvd., L.A. (323) 662-8655, www.silverlakereservoir.com.
[Update: An earlier version of this post stated that the ice cream sliders at Reservoir came as a trio.]
-- Elina Shatkin
Photo: Carrot cake ice cream in the Los Angeles Times test kitchen. Credit: Glenn Koenig/Los Angeles Times