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:
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
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
420 S. Mill Ave., Ste 106, Tempe
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 Road, Gilbert
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.
333 E Roosevelt St., Phoenix
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 Road, Phoenix
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. Seventh St., Phoenix
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
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
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. Second St., Phoenix
914 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix
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
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 Road, Suite 5, Scottsdale
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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 Road, Phoenix
4010 E. Greenway Road, Phoenix
4166 N. Scottsdale Road., Scottsdale
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 Road #136, Phoenix
150 E. Williams Field Road #120, Gilbert
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 Road, Chandler
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
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
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 Road, Tempe
If a craving for fro yo hits while you're downtown, stop into this place at CityScape where they've got a dozen flavors and 60 toppings to choose from. Vegans will appreciate the variety of options for them, too.
1 E. Washington St., Phoenix (CityScape)
Sit back and enjoy a snowy shave ice, soaked in your choice of tropical flavors imported from Hawaii.
13825 N. 19th Ave., Phoenix