Even in the dead of winter, we all still scream for ice cream. Thank goodness Los Angeles has got Milk, where the classic feel-good treat gets a modern update.

Executive Chef and owner Bret Thompson and pastry chef Richard Yoshimura create a menu that’s both savory and sweet. Chef Thompson suggests the Strawberry Shortcake Malt, which is sweet, light and happens to be his favorite. Chocolate lovers are blown away by the MILKIE Way Malt: a luscious chocolate drink made with vanilla ice cream, malted milk powder and finished off with a chocolate-caramel swirl.

Served in tall glasses, topped with whipped cream and overflowing ice cream, the shakes and malts embody old-fashioned Americana, but the flavors are more sophisticated than those of yesteryear.

Besides satisfying your dairy fix, Milk has an array of savory sandwiches and salads served in hefty proportions. The California Chicken Salad with mixed baby greens, garbanzo beans, chicken and red tomatoes in a lemon vinaigrette tastes summery and market-fresh.

Among the sandwich selection, the Media Noche is highly recommended. Succulent pulled pork and ham smothered in manchego cheese and garlic mayo, it’s bound to be your regular order.

Don’t forget to leave tummy room for the spunky cupcakes that tease you in the glass displays. Are you a Red Velvet lover? The blueberry-infused Blue Velvet Cake is innovative, moist and luxurious; it will leave your tongue blue (and convert you to the blue side, too.)

Milk is where you explore your ice cream dreams – and more. This isn’t ice cream from a truck, so save those quarters and head over to this urban ice cream parlor to relive your childhood reveries. For more information, call (323) 939-6455.