AFTERS Handcrafted Ice Cream

18030 Brookhurst St.
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Critics' Pick


  • 12:00pm-9:00pm
  • $
  • Free Wifi
  • No Alcohol
  • Free Parking
  • Reservations Not Necessary
Afters Ice Cream is an ice cream store in Fountain Valley. Here, a group of Vietnamese kids transformed a once-tired Fountain Valley shopping plaza into the stage for OC's must-eat treat of the season with something downright novel: ice cream stuffed inside of a donut, with your choice of traditional sundae toppings mixed in. The results are called a Milky Bun, and the process is far easier than you'd think: they get a glazed donut, scoop out the inside, stuff it with the homemade ice cream flavor of your choice, then seal the results in with more batter. And the results are far better than a cynic like me could imagine. Think of the best ice cream sandwich of your life except sweeter, yeastier. The donut maintains its structural integrity even though the ice cream inside is aching to ooze out; despite the heat of the just-fried donut, the ice cream remains chilly. This combination of heat and cold is so quintessentially Southern Californian that if the Afters kids get their concept right, they might've found our new date shake.

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