Summer is right around the corner, folks. The good news? There is plenty of amazing ice cream spots in Phoenix to keep you cool.
Best of Our Valley winner: Udder Delights in Gilbert prides itself on using farm-fresh ingredients to create unique ice cream flavors like avocado, sweet corn (a must-try!), dill pickle, potato chip, lavendar and much more. Udder Delights also whips on amazing milkshakes and scrumptious ice cream cakes. www.superstitionfarmtours.com.
Phoenix-based Churn dishes up amazing artisan ice cream in a too-cute shop. (Try the peanut butter ice cream in a salty pretzel cone.) Guests all love Churn’s coffee, pastries, colorful candy displays and novelty gift items. www.churnaz.com.
For more than 90 years, Petersen’s Old-Fashioned Ice Cream has been churning out finger-lickin’-good scoops. Get to the charming Scottsdale location–you’ll feel like you’ve been transported back in the 50’s–for a scoop of pistachio, caramel ripple and peppermint stick or enjoy a yummy, thick milkshake. http://petersenicecream.com/.
Scottsdale’s Sweet Republic is a local fave due to its one-of-a-kind flavors and use of local ingredients, including milk and cream from an Arizona dairy farm. Salted butter caramel, hot chocolate, basil-lime sorbet and cabernet pear are tops. http://sweetrepublic.com/.
Since 1958, Sugar Bowl in Scottsdale has been a family-friendly favorite for towering sundaes, shakes, splits, parfaits, floats, Camelback sodas and much more. The Top Hat sundae is a real treat, while a Coffee Cafe float is a yummy for Mom and Dad. http://www.sugarbowlscottsdale.com/.
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