Looking for a sweet treat that’s close to campus? Afters Ice Cream, the ice cream shop with a multitude of unique flavors to choose from, is less than five minutes away. 

After a long day of studying and preparing for midterms, why not reward yourself with a sweet treat? If you’re an ice cream, sundae, float, milkshake or milky bun lover, you’ve come to the right place: get ready for an in-depth review of Afters Ice Cream.

After visiting the ice cream shop, I was presented with a diverse array of flavors to choose from. Cookie butter, chocolate chip cookie, dark chocolate brownie batter, Madagascar vanilla, jasmine milk tea, frozen hot cocoa and other flavors are available. With a variety of flavors to choose from, it was hard to choose only one.

Before buying ice cream, I sampled chocolate chip cookie, triple c’s (which I’ll explain later), cookie monster and mocha. According to the Afters employee, cookie monster seems to be one of the biggest sellers.

Afters Ice Cream creates flavors that gear toward everyone’s sweet tooth. If you’re more of a strawberry lover, you can try their strawberry cookie crunch flavor. They even have a flavor known as Santa’s milk and sugar cookies. 

My favorite flavors were the triple c’s and mocha. Considering that I was torn between the two, I was offered the option to have 2 scoops or a half-and-half mix of each flavor. 

The chocolate chip cookie flavor is a plant-based, vegan chocolate chip cookie ice cream mixed with a combination of house-made vegan chocolate chip cookies, chocolate chips and chocolate swirl.

The triple c’s ice cream flavor is mixed with chocolate chips, chocolate fudge, and caramel in a vanilla base. This flavor has an exquisite taste, one that is hard to put into words. It’s a must-try flavor if you’re a caramel lover. Afters Ice Cream’s website also provides a deeper look at its flavors with descriptions to match. 

When ordering ice cream, you’re also presented with the option of a cup, a sugar cone or a waffle cone. After choosing your flavor, the ice cream shop offers a wide selection of toppings. All toppings offered are oreos, captain crunch, after flakes, cinnamon toast crunch, fruity pebbles, cookie crisp, gummy bears, chocolate syrup, caramel syrup, m&ms, peanuts, mochi sprinkles, tajin powder and chamoy.

For one scoop of ice cream, the price is $5.50, two scoops are $7.50, three scoops are $9.00 and half-and-half is an additional $0.75. 

If you want to try something new, Afters offers more than just ice cream to cater to your sweet tooth. Ice cream sundaes are $6.25, floats are $7.50 and milkshakes are $8.75.

Although Afters offers a variety of milky treats, they are changing the game with their Milky Buns — the item they’re famous for. 

Milky buns are a marriage between hot and cold, between sweet and even sweeter. Their Milky Buns contain a large mound of ice cream that is embellished with crunchy toppings and then sandwiched between two warm glazed doughnuts. Their milky buns are $7.00, including toppings.

Now, if you’re interested in ordering a pint of your favorite ice cream, most flavors are available for purchase. Pint prices on their website are $12.00. Note, however, that you have to purchase their pints in a bundle of either four, six, or nine flavors. 

Afters Ice Cream is open Monday through Thursday from 2 p.m.-12 a.m. and Friday through Sunday from 12 p.m.-12 a.m. Besides their Azusa location, they have 20 or so other locations across Southern California.