Helados La Michoacana

Just a Dead Serious Mexican Ice Cream Parlor in West LA

With Horchata Ice Cream, Guava Paletas and Legally Insane Doritos

By Hadley Tomicki ·
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Warning: Do not bring a vegan here. Do not even attempt to bring a vegan close to here.

Okay, you’re now safe to frequent Helados La Michoacana, a sizable Mexican ice cream parlor and snack depository that’s now open and may very well be the most delicious spot to intake inappropriate amounts of sugar in West LA. Have a look around.

If you think this sounds like the kind of place where you can get a scoop of horchata ice cream on blue corn cones and guava paletas to take home, you’re right. This is the kind of place where you can get a scoop of horchata ice cream on blue corn cones and guava paletas to take home. Look out, Miss Cleo.

But there’s more. Much more. On a separate, wall-bound menu of after-school-ish antojitos. Like frozen strawberries under thick cream in the bottom of its own little carton. Or the Piña Loco that sees a halved pineapple filled with fruit before being drowned in chamoy, sprinkled with chile powder and topped with tamarind gummy strings.

Then there’s the Dorilocos, where a bag of Doritos is cleaved open, covered in pork skin, “Japanese” peanuts, jicama and cucumber, then drowned in an unholy trinity of Tajin, chamoy and hot sauce.

Nice. Cucumber’s supposed to be good for you.

Hadley Tomicki lives in Los Angeles. He is probably going nowhere on the 10 Freeway this very second.

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Helados La Michoacana
11813 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
424-832-7945
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