Where Santa Cruz Comes to Chill

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

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.

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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.

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Game faces on for the Stanford Football vs USC game! 🌲Chills and Thrills expected! 😜Get your scoops at sections 113 & 133. #fearthetree #StanfordFootball #Cardinal

📷: The Stanford Flipside
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Game faces on for the Stanford Football vs USC game! 🌲Chills and Thrills expected! 😜Get your scoops at sections 113 & 133. #fearthetree #StanfordFootball #Cardinal 

📷: The Stanford Flipside

Nutty for 1020! September Sundae of the Month.

Sundaes are a better use of nuts than politics; take a break this Labor Day Weekend and enjoy our sweet collaboration: A scoop of 1020 and a scoop of Toasted Almond with Hot Fudge, Hot Caramel, Almonds, Pecans, Whipped Cream, and topped with MORE Almonds, Pecans, and a Cherry!

Open Late on Labor Day eve until 12 AM Sunday night!

#almonds #laborday #nutty #1020 #Sundae #icecream
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Nutty for 1020! September Sundae of the Month. 

Sundaes are a better use of nuts than politics; take a break this Labor Day Weekend and enjoy our sweet collaboration: A scoop of 1020 and a scoop of Toasted Almond with Hot Fudge, Hot Caramel, Almonds, Pecans, Whipped Cream, and topped with MORE Almonds, Pecans, and a Cherry!

Open Late on Labor Day eve until 12 AM Sunday night!

#almonds #laborday #nutty #1020 #Sundae #icecream

 

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Love 1020❤️

Fear the Tree! Marianne's rooting Stanford Football's home opener today! 👋Stadium Section 113 or 133 for your scoops! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Love Marianne's Ice Cream and Stanford! Wish I were at the game to get a scoop!

The number of fake food holidays out there is nuts... or should we say, bananas? Combine bananas and nuts with a cherry and celebrate #NationalBananaSplitDay! 😉
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The number of fake food holidays out there is nuts... or should we say, bananas? Combine bananas and nuts with a cherry and celebrate #NationalBananaSplitDay! 😉
#Mariannes

 

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There is now a Mariannes located by Dicks Sporting Goods off Blossom HIll Road! Yea! Got my lavender ice cream fix 🙂

Ha - and we were just eating Marianne's last week, and the week before last, at a Donut shop not far from the Marianne 'factory' in Santa Cruz, near Natural Bridges beach. The kid enjoyed a lot.

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Time Warp

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Whether it’s your first stop on your way in, or your last stop on your way out, Marianne’s is a great time.
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The scoop shop on Ocean Street has been our home since the very beginning, almost 70 years ago. Recognized by our iconic red building, 1020 has seen generations of Santa Cruz. Oh if walls could talk, the stories they’d tell. You’d be happy to know that the walls of Marianne’s aren’t saying a peep, but they are dancing, with cows. Our dancing cow wallpaper has a story all its own, just ask the folks at the counter about it.

We recently added another classic location, the former Bob’s Market in Seacliff was also built in 1947, and so we have an instant classic at the entrance to Seacliff Beach State Park. Walk in on any morning and you can have espresso or coffee and check out the Local Flavor.