Come to Chill!

We’d love to see your smiling faces!  Visit us or order ahead for pick up. It’s easy.

We're Hiring

Join our team! We are accepting applications from friendly folks who love sharing great ice cream. In addition to scooping at stores, we have production and distribution roles currently available. If you are interested in making ice cream, helping in warehousing, delivery, or customer service, apply today!

Your Story Is Our History

We’re creating history together. Share your story with us. We’d love to hear from you. Let us in on your ice cream tradition. Show us your ice cream face. Or simply scoop out the love.

Made with Love

Hand-crafted ice cream that’s made with love. Marianne’s has been innovating flavors and using time honored techniques to bring the richest creamiest and most delightful ice creams to you since 1947.

A careful process of hand preparing our ingredients and hand mixing the flavors reflects the personal care we take every day. Starting before 6:00 am, the folks at Marianne’s are working to deliver the best ice cream and novelties we know how to make.

We have more than 100 flavors in our rotation and more than 250 in our recipe box. So, whether it’s our latest experiment, or the honored standby, you know the ice cream is still made the way it is has always been made- By hand, right here in Santa Cruz.


Hey Marianne's friends and family!This picture is the back side of the Marianne's Seacliff location. This drainage is supposed to be a county maintained 5 foot underground pipe. The runoff comes from the rail line, the highway and development going up State Park Drive on the other side of the highway. Because of decades of neglect and upstream development, it is now a 20 foot wide and 20 foot deep ditch.With the increase in rain and climate change as well as the development of the rail and trail we are very afraid that someone will get hurt or killed when it floods.We ask your support by answering the RTC survey at: and requesting the priority upgrade of this drainage culvert and line as part of developing the trail. See picture for sample answers.With your help, we can make a safe greenspace for everyone!Thank you for your support! ... See MoreSee Less
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Whether you're lounging on the sand or strolling the boardwalk, make your July 4th sweeter with our summer-inspired flavors. Stop in today to add ice cream to your #IndependenceDay adventures! 🌊☀️ 🍨 #IceCreamDelights #beachvibes #mariannesicecream ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

Marianne's Ice Cream
S'more time. S'more fun. July's sundae of the month starts with vanilla bean ice cream layered with hot fudge, graham crackers, mini marshmallows. Then fudge brownie ice cream and marshmallow infused whipped cream. Sprinkles and a cherry on top to finish it off this ooey gooey summer sensation. We've got one waiting just for you! ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Marianne's Ice Cream
Tastes like summer! With peach on center stage and graham crackers bringing all the cobbler vibes. The touch of strawberry sauce livens it up. It's the perfect way to kick off the summer. Stop in to say thanks to long-time scooper, TJ, for inventing June's Sundae of the Month. ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Marianne's Ice Cream
We've made it official, adding Otter 841 to our permanent menu. Named to honor Santa Cruz's famous furry ocean friend, this flavor hit the favorites list and stayed there once her little +1 joined the waters. Inspired by 841's spicy personality, we made this one with cinnamon caramel ice cream laced with snickerdoodle dough chunks (from Pacific Cookie Company Santa Cruz). It's sweet, local and has a bit of a bite! ... See MoreSee Less
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Where Santa Cruz Comes to Chill

When you stop at Marianne’s you immediately know that this place is special; the Santa Cruz state of mind is perfectly reflected. So many great choices, friendly faces, unique characters and combinations, and good people reaching out to help you enjoy your scoops, your day, and your time.