Hans' Homemade Ice Cream & Deli

★★★★★
  • 3640 S Bristol St

    Santa Ana, CA 92704

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  • 714-979-8815

About Hans' Homemade Ice Cream & Deli

Hours
Sun - Thur: 10:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. Fri - Sat: 10:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.

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Always served at the best temperature for immediate consumption. Melt in your mouth ice cream.

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★★★★★

Always served at the best temperature for immediate consumption. Melt in your mouth ice cream.

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I love the flavors and combinations you get to choose from. They have every kind of ice cream you can think of and the toppings are great. From chocolate chips to gummy worms and fresh fruit you cant go wrong at this location. A+!

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★★★★★

I love the flavors and combinations you get to choose from. They have every kind of ice cream you can think of and the toppings are great. From chocolate chips to gummy worms and fresh fruit you cant go wrong at this location. A+!

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I haven't had their food there but I can definitely vouch for the ice cream. My favorite is their black cherry. I also tried the ice cream cookie sandwich. It was so good. The cookie wasn't impossible to bite like one you might get at the store or a baseball game. It is cash only though so be prepared.

4
★★★★☆

I haven't had their food there but I can definitely vouch for the ice cream. My favorite is their black cherry. I also tried the ice cream cookie sandwich. It was so good. The cookie wasn't impossible to bite like one you might get at the store or a baseball game. It is cash only though so be prepared.

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A parlor with homemade ice cream and soda pop. there are so many choices to choose from you're gonna be asking the person behind the counter to split ice cream flavors! the sandwiches are bomb too. what more can you ask for?

4
★★★★☆

A parlor with homemade ice cream and soda pop. there are so many choices to choose from you're gonna be asking the person behind the counter to split ice cream flavors! the sandwiches are bomb too. what more can you ask for?

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Hans used to be a Swensen's. They have the best ice cream I've ever had. Wonderful sandwiches too and their ranch salad dressing is fabulous. Quaint little shop and great service. A great place for lunch and/or ice cream.

5
★★★★★

Hans used to be a Swensen's. They have the best ice cream I've ever had. Wonderful sandwiches too and their ranch salad dressing is fabulous. Quaint little shop and great service. A great place for lunch and/or ice cream.

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This deli is great! They made wonderful sandwiches to order. They also make their own delicious ice cream in house. They only take cash so make sure to bring at least $10 with you when you go. Prices are very reasonable but you will definitely want to get some ice cream on top of your meal.

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★★★★☆

This deli is great! They made wonderful sandwiches to order. They also make their own delicious ice cream in house. They only take cash so make sure to bring at least $10 with you when you go. Prices are very reasonable but you will definitely want to get some ice cream on top of your meal.

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I suppose there may be a few black sheep that don't find Hans' ice cream to be wonderful, but drive by any night of the week and the place will be packed. That's because it's FANTASTIC. It's a traditional ice cream parlor. They have great new flavors each month and some standards you just don't find in many ice cream shops anymore - like black cherry or black licorice. Unlike most of the chain shops, like Baskin Robbins, you will never get ice cream that is gritty with ice crystals from being melted and re-frozen. The scoops are huge. The staff has always been pleasant. I've been going to this ice cream shop for over 20 years, and make it a point to visit everytime I'm back in town. It just doesn't get any better.

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I suppose there may be a few black sheep that don't find Hans' ice cream to be wonderful, but drive by any night of the week and the place will be packed. That's because it's FANTASTIC. It's a traditional ice cream parlor. They have great new flavors each month and some standards you just don't find in many ice cream shops anymore - like black cherry or black licorice. Unlike most of the chain shops, like Baskin Robbins, you will never get ice cream that is gritty with ice crystals from being melted and re-frozen. The scoops are huge. The staff has always been pleasant. I've been going to this ice cream shop for over 20 years, and make it a point to visit everytime I'm back in town. It just doesn't get any better.

Pros: Great, fresh and creamy ice cream all the time

Cons: Small shop that gets crowded fast

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This place is great, ice cream was very rich and tasty. The service was friendly and the prices were great.

2
★★★★☆

This place is great, ice cream was very rich and tasty. The service was friendly and the prices were great.

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We tried this place with high hopes. It was recommended in Westaways magazine, a Citysearch favorite and the ice cream is homemade - what could go wrong? Maybe we went on an off night because we were severely disappointed. I LOVE ice cream - all kinds (even the exotic from other countries) but I couldn't even finish mine--and that's a first.

We test-tasted a couple flavors before we placed our order. Each one we tried didn't stand out. I chose the mint chocolate chip ice cream sandwich dipped in chocolate because they looked really good in their freezer display. The girl behind the counter said it was very popular. But after a couple of bites I completely regretted not getting something else. The chocolate coating didn't have any flavor - it was like eating a thin layer of cold wax. The mint tasted artificial. My husband's butter pecan was also dull in flavor. He got his in a waffle cone and even that wasn't up to par. It tasted like they forgot to put in salt and sugar. We tasted each other's ice cream and came up with the same results.

The people around us seemed to be enjoying their ice creams (the place was packed) and we thought, can they be eating what we are? The guy next to me had the same ice cream sandwich and he ate it in like three bites. I heard him say it's the best thing they have. What?!

I'd like to think that Hans' deserves a second chance... but when I think twice on it I better not risk it.

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★★☆☆☆

We tried this place with high hopes. It was recommended in Westaways magazine, a Citysearch favorite and the ice cream is homemade - what could go wrong? Maybe we went on an off night because we were severely disappointed. I LOVE ice cream - all kinds (even the exotic from other countries) but I couldn't even finish mine--and that's a first.

We test-tasted a couple flavors before we placed our order. Each one we tried didn't stand out. I chose the mint chocolate chip ice cream sandwich dipped in chocolate because they looked really good in their freezer display. The girl behind the counter said it was very popular. But after a couple of bites I completely regretted not getting something else. The chocolate coating didn't have any flavor - it was like eating a thin layer of cold wax. The mint tasted artificial. My husband's butter pecan was also dull in flavor. He got his in a waffle cone and even that wasn't up to par. It tasted like they forgot to put in salt and sugar. We tasted each other's ice cream and came up with the same results.

The people around us seemed to be enjoying their ice creams (the place was packed) and we thought, can they be eating what we are? The guy next to me had the same ice cream sandwich and he ate it in like three bites. I heard him say it's the best thing they have. What?!

I'd like to think that Hans' deserves a second chance... but when I think twice on it I better not risk it.

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My girlfriend and I dropped by just as the place was closing. The employees were cleaning the place and we were told that they were closed. As we walked back to our car, a man (who we later learned was Hans) waved us in from the side window. He welcomed us in and engaged in a no-rush, friendly conversation. We bought 2 pints to go and were extremely happy with the service, not to mention the outstanding ice cream. They don't short change you on the quantity, nor quality. It is so refreshing to come across a privately-owned family ice cream shop in this day. Enjoy this rare find!

2
★★★★★

My girlfriend and I dropped by just as the place was closing. The employees were cleaning the place and we were told that they were closed. As we walked back to our car, a man (who we later learned was Hans) waved us in from the side window. He welcomed us in and engaged in a no-rush, friendly conversation. We bought 2 pints to go and were extremely happy with the service, not to mention the outstanding ice cream. They don't short change you on the quantity, nor quality. It is so refreshing to come across a privately-owned family ice cream shop in this day. Enjoy this rare find!

Pros: plenty of parking, friendly service, quality product

Cons: I wish it were open 24 hours.

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They also have great sandwiches! Very Fresh! Great soups and the only place you can get squaw bread! Ice cream flavors that you can't find any where else. Homemade right in the store!

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★★★★★

They also have great sandwiches! Very Fresh! Great soups and the only place you can get squaw bread! Ice cream flavors that you can't find any where else. Homemade right in the store!

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Han's Homemade Ice Cream & Deli has been on the Orange County scene since 1972. Owner Hans Biermann still handcrafts flavors like vanilla, chocolate, mint chip, pistachio, Bordeaux cherry and Swiss orange chip each day. His wife Judy…

 

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