The first brick-and-motar Halo Top opened at Westfield Topanga on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. The Grand Opening Event dished out FREE ice cream and soft serve to first-time guests and loyal fans from 10 a.m. to closing.
What makes Halo Top different than other ice cream shops is three things:
When you first approach the stand alone, ask for a few tastes of the ice cream flavors. Some of the favorite flavors include Cinnamon Roll, Pancakes and Waffles, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Red Velvet, Vanilla Bean, Caramel Macchiato and Sea Salt Caramel.
Ice cream and soft serve can be scooped or swirled into a classic cup or one of four cones. There is a cake cone, sugar cone, taco waffle cone and special Halo Top puffle cone. They come in a variety of colors. What’s a puffle cone? It all started with the Hong Kong egg cake (gai daan jai in Cantonese), a sweet street snack commonly found in Hong Kong and Chinatowns in the U.S. and Canada.
Traditionally, the simple egg-based batter is poured into a special bubble waffle mold, quickly cooked, then removed from the pan. At Halo, staff member Sabrina told me this puffle is more like a Belgian waffle. Puffles are light and airy—slightly crisp on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside. Halo Top Creamery turning them into ice cream cones, simply by cooking the waffle and rolling it into a cone shape. Ice cream goes in the cone, then an assortment of toppings. It’s not stiff like a hard waffle cone.
Since it comes out warm, the ice cream starts melting as it is scooped or twirled inside. Be sure to have a bunch of napkins.
Halo Top soft serve comes in new low-calorie and high-protein flavors – Vanilla Bean, Chocolate, Strawberry, Birthday Cake, Peanut Butter Cup and Pistachio.
Guests can load up on a variety of specialty toppings that include marshmallow sauce, fresh mango, blueberries, strawberries, mochi, shredded coconut. white and mini chocolate chips.
Located at the 2nd Dining Level Terrace at Westfield Topanga, the owners have a reward loyalty program where followers can win complimentary ice cream and other prizes.
Open seven days a week. Monday – Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.