Carmela is Pasadena's favorite ice cream shop. Drive by in the evening, and you'll see a crowded store front with happy ice-cream-eaters overflowing onto the sidewalk. I love their unique flavor combinations; they even offer classes if you're interested in learning their well-loved recipes. While some flavors, such as "Intelligentsia Espresso" and "Lavender Honey," are staples, "Strawberry Buttermilk" and "Cucumber Sorbet" are among flavors that come and go with the seasons. I recommend sampling all their flavors before making a final decision.