If you’re craving something cool, here’s a taste of local ice cream, gelato, and frozen yogurt in our top places to get a sweet frozen treat in Phoenix:


Ice Cream

Sweet Republic

Sweet Republic’s artisan ice cream has scooped up recognition by Sunset Magazine, Time Magazine, the Food Network and more as one of the nation’s favorite treats. Go bold with unique tastes like Sichuan Chocolate, or try the popular Salted Butter Caramel in a cone, between cookies, or mixed up in a milkshake or sundae.

6054 N 16th St, Phoenix 85016

9160 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale 85260

Sweet Republic
Sweet Republic. Photo via Facebook


Doc’s Artisan Ice Creams

Doc’s whips up frozen pops, gelato and ice cream at a sweet shop that’s been awarded the city’s best ice cream in 2014 by Phoenix New Times. Fresh and locally-sourced ingredients go into the making of chocolate chip, sea salt caramel and other decadent flavors, including fruit pop favorites such as Pichu mango pineapple and raspberry chambord.


Udder Delights

Udder Delights creates their cream with farm-fresh ingredients from local Superstition Farms. Stop in to see what flavors they’re featuring, and you might find a seasonal surprise or fall in love with a classic like Blueberry Moofin.

Val Vista Towne Center, 1385 E Warner Rd, Gilbert 85296



This sweet spot tucked into Roosevelt Row is perfect for a nighttime craving. Open daily til midnight, Melt works with local Karen’s Creamery to create fun flavors, dished up in tiny takeout boxes. The parlor thinks outside the cookie when it comes to ice cream sandwiches – you might be treated, for example, to a frozen flavor between waffles or King’s Hawaiian bread.

910 N 5th St, Phoenix 85004


Melt. Photo via Facebook



This family-owned shop crafts its ice cream in shop and whips up creamy favorite flavors like grasshopper, red velvet, rocky road and more.

Laveen Village Marketplace, 5250 W Baseline Rd, Phoenix 85339



A trip into MacApline’s is a step back in time. This vintage pharmacy and soda fountain features retro decor and classic treats like malts, shakes, sundaes, and egg cream (a delicious soda shop throwback made with neither egg nor cream). Customize your concoction with one of 99 syrups, or treat yourself to a cream soda with flavors like wedding cake.

2303 N 7th St, Phoenix 85006

MacAlpine’s Soda Fountain



If you’re craving an ice cream sandwich, stop in to one of the Slickables locations to build your own with their selection of ice cream flavors and chewy cookies.

699 S Mill Ave, Tempe 85281



Seasonal flavors and classic favorites fill the menu at this sweet parlor. Choose a dash of toppings for your scoop, or satisfy your sweet tooth with milkshakes, sundaes, candies and baked goods (cookies can be combined with ice cream for an old-fashioned sandwich treat).

5223 N Central Ave, Phoenix 85012

Churn. Photo via Facebook


Snoh Ice

Part shaved ice, part ice cream, the frozen dessert known as BaoBing has made it to Phoenix from the South China Seas. Try this unique treat in flavors such as taro, green tea, and honey dew, and decorate with your choice of candy and cookie toppings.

801 N 2nd St, Phoenix
(602) 358-7177

914 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix


Paletas Betty

These handmade Mexican pops are packed with flavorful fruit and spices. Treat yourself to classic strawberry and cream, traditional arroz con leche, Mexican hot chocolate and much more.

96 W Boston St, Chandler

Paletas Betty

Paletas Betty


Fatty Daddy’s

Handcrafted, locally-sourced ice cream is just the start at this Scottsdale shop. Try the signature cookie cup, a treat made of layers of ice cream and macarons and topped with a toasted marshmallow.

1608 N Miller Rd, Ste 5, Scottsdale 85257
(480) 634-6460


The Baked Bear

This California custom ice cream-sandwich classic opened two local locations in Scottsdale and Tempe—and boy are we grateful. Mix and match your sandwich top and bottom from cookie, brownie and doughnut options, load it with ice cream and toppings, and ask to get your treat hot-pressed to warm up the doughy outside.

7366 E. Shea Blvd, Suite 106, Scottsdale 85260
(480) 998-1945

420 South Mill Ave, Ste 106, Tempe 85281
(602) 725-0768

Baked Bear
The Baked Bear. Photo via Facebook





The Gelato Spot

After training in the art of gelato with families in Italy, Gelato Spot shared the fruits of their labor with Phoenix. They keep plenty of creamy flavors on hand to help you discover your favorite taste.

3164 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix 85016

4010 E Greenway Rd, Phoenix 85032

Gelato Spot
Gelato Spot. Photo via Facebook



Made fresh daily with ingredients imported from Italy, a serving of Frost's gelato proudly boasts to be half the calories and a fifth of the total fat of ice cream. What's not to love? The smooth, creamy concoctions come in dozens of flavors, but the clear winner is their famous sea-salt caramel.

2502 E Camelback Rd #136, Phoenix
(602) 955-3767

150 E Williams Field Rd #120, Gilbert
(480) 899-2160


Gelato 64

Take your pick from 48 gourmet gelato flavors, featuring daily rotation of featured tastes like lemon cookie crunch or root beer float. With over 100 rotating flavors in all, you won’t run out of excuses to keep coming back for more of this Italian treat.

Dobson Park Plaza, 2095 N Dobson Rd, Chandler 85224

gelato 64Gelato 64. Photo via Facebook


Cool Gelato Italiano

This authentic spot keeps you cool with 20 handcrafted flavors like pistachio, coffee, and stracciatella (an Italian variation of chocolate chip).

7373 E Scottsdale Mall, Scottsdale 85251


Frozen Yogurt



This cozy yogurt hangout is designed to invoke a retro 1970s Venice Beach spot, and the froyo is just as cool. Mix and match traditional and fun flavors and decorate with dozens of toppings. If you want a little extra crunch, swap the cup for a waffle bowl.

4700 N Central Ave, Phoenix 85012

Gummy worms, peanut butter, or fresh fruit at Twirl? Photo via Facebook.

A Touch of Yogurt

Keep coming back for a touch of something new with daily flavor rotation. Enjoy traditional chocolate, vanilla or fruit flavors, or treat yourself to a novelty taste like Bavarian Coffee, Scotchmallow, or Root Beer Float.

2 N Central Ave, Phoenix 85004


Aloha Yogurt

The rotating lineup includes classics and fruits as refreshing as an island breeze, as well as fun and unique flavor infusions like candy bars, cereal, Girl Scout cookies, funfetti cake, and locally roasted coffee. Bring a buddy on Thursdays for a buy one, get one half off special.

219 E Baseline Rd, Tempe 85283




Kamanawana Hawaiian Treats

Sit back and enjoy a snowy shave ice, soaked in your choice of tropical flavors imported from Hawaii.

13825 N 19th Ave, Phoenix 85023



Try a tSoynami, a soy-based soft serve, mixed with goodies like organic chocolate, nuts, graham crackers and more.  Nami features over a dozen dairy-free and vegan flavors to choose from.

2014 N 7th St, Phoenix 85006

Nami. Photo via Facebook