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Treat Yourself At These 7 Ice Cream Shops In Tuolumne County

By Mackenzie Rodgers | 08/12/2019 | Dog Friendly, Eat & Drink, Exploring Tuolumne County, Pet Friendly

Whether you're craving a tall chocolate soft serve on the shore of a High Sierra lake, or a legendary sarsaparilla float found deep in the heart of Gold Country, Tuolumne County has the perfect sweet treat to put the cherry on top of any adventure.

Go back in time to the 1800's and treat yourself to a scoop, or two, of deliciousness at Fallon House Ice Cream Parlor. Columbia State Historic Park is an authentic Gold Rush-era town, where the west is wild and the ice cream is so good, it should be outlawed. Take your ice cream to-go and wander the Main Street, visit a blacksmith shop, or take in the sights from a historic gazebo. Immerse yourself in the local fun and order yourself a sarsaparilla float!

Exploring Sonora on a warm summer day? Stop by Sonora Creamery, where you’ll experience a 50's style diner known for their unique seasonal specials and friendly atmosphere. Between the instagramable red checkered floor and the 12 flavors of locally made ice cream, you may never want to leave. Options like sherbet ice cream make this a perfect spot for all of our lactose intolerant friends looking for a sweet treat.

Wander the streets of Historic Downtown Sonora with an ice cream in hand, from Heart Rock Coffee Company. This downtown cafe is a corner shop staple in Sonora, and the perfect starting point to a lively afternoon on Washington Street.

The soft serve cravings are REAL, and no one does chocolate vanilla swirl soft serve better than our friends at Pinecrest Lake Snack Shack. Yea, the flavors are simple, but the location is was makes this a destination for the books. Treat yourself with a side of High Sierra views of Pinecrest Lake make this spot a summer MUST in Tuolumne County. The shack is the perfect cherry on top after a day of hiking, kayaking, or simply floating on the lake.

It's Yo Good Frozen Yogurt will have you saying "It's SO good!" With eight flavors on constant rotation, each sweet experience is unique. When it comes to toppings, they don't mess around! Load up your cup with options of candies, cereals, sprinkles, fruit, dream it, they got it. Stay for a bit and admire the quirky, local art or take your creation to-go and walk along Historic Downtown Sonora's Washington Street.

Treat yourself and while you’re at it, treat your pup too! Brown’s Coffee House is a dog-friendly cafe, in Columbia State Historic Park. This shop is a part of California's largest collection of Gold Rush-era brick buildings. Here, you'll find a full espresso bar, dog & human friendly treats, and ICE CREAM.

Venture up to Tuolumne County's High Sierra to Mi-Wuk Village, a cabin community, where mountain vibes thrive and road trips are a daily dream. Zoe Coffee House is a local spot on Highway 108, and the perfect roadside stop for a big scoop of sweet ice cream.

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