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  • 10 Must-Try Ice Cream Shops in the Valley of the Sun


    It’s hot out.

    All the more reason to eat ice cream. And if you live in Phoenix, Scottsdale, or one of the other Valley cities where it’s known to reach over 120 degree at times, there’s no better time to sample some of the city’s finest ice creams.

    Choosing to eat a high-quality ice cream every once in a while is far better than splurging daily on less expensive snacks. So make your treat worth it by visiting one of the Valley’s top ice cream shops.

    1. Churn

    Churn, located on Central Avenue, serves up some of the best ice cream around! Best of all, all of Churn’s ice cream is handmade and contains no additives, artificial colors or flavors, preservatives, or anything you can’t pronounce. Plus, Churn offers some pretty wicked and unique flavors, like whiskey toffee almond, peanut butter and jelly, and blackberry buttermilk. Yum! Favorites are Viennese coffee, caramel cashew, and cherry pie.


    1. Nami

    If you’re vegan, don’t fret! We’ve got something for you, too! Nami is a 100 percent vegan coffee, pastry, and ice cream shop located on 7th street. Nami is best known for its tSoynami, which consists of organic vegan soft serve made from soy milk blended with all sorts of goodies like cookies, peanut butter, chocolate syrup, coconut flakes, cakes, and really anything and everything! Nami’s list is exhaustive, and includes unique combos like soy captain, chai tiramisu, and fluffernutterin. Our favorite is the almond oy vey, but you won’t be disappointed with whatever you choose!


    1. The Pink Spot Coffee and Ice Cream

    The Pink Spot, located in midtown Phoenix, serves up some of the best ice cream around! Its ice cream is made locally by a small mom & pop creamery, and includes some really funky flavors like habanero peach sorbet, chocolate raspberry zinfandel, and lemon meringue pie. We personally love the blueberry cheesecake.


    1. Sweet Republic

    Sweet Republic, located in Scottsdale, dishes incredibly delectable, one-of-a-kind artisanal ice creams. All its ice creams are made fresh using local ingredients and are 100 percent natural. Sweet Republic not only offers ice cream by the scoop, but also serves sundaes, milkshakes, and floats. Our favorite sundaes are the toffee banofi, campfire s’more, and pecan turtle.


    1. Sugar Bowl

    The Sugar Bowl is an Arizona staple when it comes to ice cream. Located in Old Town Scottsdale, the Sugar Bowl has been around since 1958, serving up some of the best old fashioned ice cream around! And they serve ice cream sodas, too! Check out the Turkish coffee, pineapple mint, and black raspberry flavors.


    1. The Gelato Spot

    The Gelato Spot has multiple locations across Phoenix, including Arcadia, Scottsdale, and Greenway. All the Gelato Spot’s ingredients come direct from Italy, making its gelato even more authentic! Our personal favorites include Keenan’s carrot cake, smoked banana pudding, and honey almond biscotti.


    1. Golden Spoon

    If you’re looking to indulge in a frozen treat but without all the guilt and calories, then check out Golden Spoon. It serves delicious fat-free and frozen yogurts that contain live active cultures to benefit digestion. The Golden Spoon has over 20 flavors of frozen yogurt to choose from, including cinnabun, New York cheesecake, and root beer float. Check out one of Golden Spoon’s many locations across the Valley!


    1. Udder Delights

    Udder Delights, located in Gilbert, offers amazing homemade ice cream. In fact, it won the Phoenix New Times’ Best Chocolate Milkshake. It also offers loads of wacky flavors, too, for the adventurous, including bacon ice cream! We love Udder Delights’ cherry chip and cookies & cream flavors! You don’t want to miss out on this ice cream place!


    1. Mary Coyle Ol’ Fashion Ice Cream

    Mary Coyle, located on 7th Ave in Phoenix, is an old fashioned ice cream parlor that dishes out homemade ice cream in classic flavors like chocolate chip, maple walnut, and vanilla. It also sells non-fat frozen yogurt and sugar free ice cream plus a whole bunch of amazing sundae combinations. Our favorite sundae here is the Jolly Green Giant that consists of mint chocolate chip and chocolate chip ice cream covered with marshmallow and chocolate toppings sprinkled with chocolate chips.


    1. Yogurtland

    Yogurtland is a dieter’s dream! And with multiple locations across Phoenix, it’s easy to find one, too! Yogurtland offers fat-free, low-fat, vegan, no sugar added, and gluten-free yogurts in a wide variety of flavors, including cinnamon coconut, cookie butter, and Mexican hot chocolate. We love the churro flavor!


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