National Ice Cream Day is coming up on July 16th and what better way to beat this Arizona heat than with a nice scoop (or two or three) of delicious ice cream! We are laying out some of our favorite places around the valley to find that sweet treat you are craving.
MacAlpine’s Soda Fountain (Downtown Phoenix)
Craving a root beer float? Or any kind of soda fountain classic? Then you need to head over to MacAlpine’s Diner & Soda Fountain. Located in downtown Phoenix, this place takes you right back to the 50’s.
Sugar Bowl (Old Town Scottsdale)
With its bright pink exterior, this place is hard to miss in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. They have everything you would want from classic sundaes and malts to single scoops of your favorite flavors.
Creamistry (Scottsdale Waterfront)
Creamistry takes picking your own flavor of ice cream to the next level. This made to order ice cream shop freezes your mixture right in front of you with liquid nitrogen for a fun and delicious experience.
Below Freezing (Thai Rolled Ice Cream) (19th Ave & Union Hills)
This unique way to eat your ice cream comes all the way from Asia. These places are popping up all over the valley and are putting a new spin on how to eat ice cream. They take the cream and all the ingredients for your flavor, mix them together and flatten them out on a cold surface. Next, they roll the mixture into 5 to 6 rolls and place it in the cup! Can you say delicious!
Churn (Downtown Phoenix)
With tons of unique flavor options, multiple cone styles and even the option for ice cream sandwiches, this place just might be our favorite. Even better, they use fresh ingredients and no additives so you know you’re making a somewhat healthy choice.
Dream Swirl (Goodyear)
A healthier, lighter version of ice cream, frozen yogurt is still very popular. There are tons of different places to go, but Dream Swirl is just 15 minutes down the road from Sienna Hills Community and has great flavors.
The Frozen Monkey (Goodyear)
Not ice cream, but still a delicious frozen treat, The Frozen Monkey specializes in all things shaved ice. With tons of delicious flavors you are sure to find a combination that you love.