Several New Dessert Shops Opening In Orange County

IRVINE, Calif., May 2015 – Because there’s always room for dessert, several new sweet shops are opening at Irvine Company Retail Properties’ shopping centers. The newest additions are CREAM and Yogurtland at Irvine Spectrum Center and Scoops N Scoops at Walnut Village Center. They join recently opened Cookie Connection at Crossroads shopping center and Stax Cookie Bar at University Center.

“From homemade ice cream cookie sandwiches to a scoop of made-to-order liquid nitrogen ice cream, Irvine will have a little taste of everything to satisfy your sweet tooth,” said Easther Liu, Chief Marketing Officer for Irvine Company Retail Properties.

CREAM, opening at Irvine Spectrum Center, brings the best of both dessert worlds together, pairing freshly baked cookies and homemade ice cream to create gourmet ice cream sandwiches. An acronym for “Cookies Rule Everything Around Me,” CREAM allows customers to choose from more than 20 ice cream options with flavors like Cup of Joe, Royal Caramel Swirl and Toasted Almond to sandwich between two fresh baked cookie flavors including classics like chocolate chip, peanut butter and oatmeal raisin, as well as other options such as lemon heaven, gluten free chocolate and vegan banana walnut chocolate chip. Opening in June, CREAM will be located across from Tommy Bahama. For more information, visit

Scoops N Scoops will be the latest liquid nitrogen ice cream shop to arrive to Orange County. Now open at Walnut Village Center, this modern ice creamery allows customers to customize their scoops by selecting a flavor, mix-ins and toppings as the ice cream is flash-frozen with liquid nitrogen. For more information, visit

Yogurtland will also be opening its newest location at Irvine Spectrum Center. As one of the nation’s first and largest self-serve frozen yogurt brands, the store will feature 16 flavors from a rotating menu of more than 50 selections, which include both traditional favorites and exotic flavors. Customers can also choose from more than 35 topping selections that include fresh fruits, nuts, cereals, candy and syrups. Opening this week, Yogurtland will be located between Veggie Grill and Urban Outfitters. For more information, visit

Cookie Connection just opened at Crossroads shopping center, bringing its fresh, made-from-scratch cookies to dessert lovers throughout Orange County. The signature crackle cookie, a soft chocolate brownie rolled in powdered sugar, is a fan favorite as well as other classics including peanut butter, snickerdoodle and oatmeal chocolate chip. This location also offers custom ice cream sandwich creations made exclusively using a variety of premium Cool Haus™ ice cream flavors including green tea, bacon and salted chocolate. Cookie Connection is located at between the UPS Store and Floyd’s 99 Barbershop. For more information, visit

Stax Cookie Bar offers a refreshing new style of ice cream and cookie sandwiches. All cookies are made in house, and baked fresh all day, every day. Now open at University Center, Stax exclusively uses certified organic flour and other premium ingredients to make its cookies as wholesome as possible. Custom ice cream sandwiches are Stax Cookie Bar’s specialty; guests can choose any two cookies and any ice cream to create their dream dessert from more than 4,000 possibilities. Stax also offers other menu items such as the “Smookie,” a signature dessert featuring warm, gooey cookie dough topped with vanilla ice cream and hot fudge, the “Affogato,” fresh espresso poured over ice cream, and a variety of ice cream floats and sundaes. A great spot for families and groups, Stax loves to host special occasions, including make your own ice cream sandwich parties. Stax is located between Lovely Nails and Spa and Cha For Tea. For more information, visit

Other recent dessert options throughout Irvine Company Retail Properties shopping centers include Snow Monster at University Center, Baking Betty’s at Fashion Island and The Waffle Affair at Bayside Center.

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About Irvine Company Retail Properties

The Irvine Company Retail Properties owns, develops, reinvests and manages regional, neighborhood and community centers in Newport Beach, Irvine and Silicon Valley.

With three distinguished regional shopping centers including Fashion Island, Irvine Spectrum Center and The Market Place – along with 36 neighborhood and community centers – Irvine Company Retail Properties is the coastal California destination for shopping, dining and entertainment.

Recent additions to the retail portfolio include: Nespresso, Urban Decay, SoulCycle, TLT Food, Urban Seoul, BRIO Tuscan Grille, Del Frisco’s Grille, Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana, Babette’s and more. For more information, please visit