I Scream, You Scream: The Best Spots for Ice Cream in Phoenix!

If there’s one way the staff at Phelps LaClair likes to cool off during an Arizona summer then it’s with a big scoop of ice cream! Here in the Valley of the Sun, there are lots of great ice cream shops to choose from. Today we’re highlighting our favorite spots for the best ice cream in Phoenix, Chandler, Scottsdale, and beyond.

Our Five Favorite Ice Cream Shops

1: Sweet Republic

With mentions from Bon Appetit magazine, USA Today, TIME magazine, and the Food Network, we’re not the only ones who love Sweet Republic. Opened in 2008, this top ice cream shop features artisan ice cream focused on unique flavors like black pepper cherry, sweet corn, strawberry buttermilk, and peaberry espresso. They even offer a selection of dairy-free sorbets, milkshakes, sundaes, and floats. In addition to its Phoenix location, Sweet Republic also has stores in Tempe and Scottsdale. 

2: Screamery Ice Cream

Looking for the best ice cream in Chandler? Look no further than Screamery Ice Cream downtown. Known for their handcrafted ice cream made with all-natural ingredients, this shop makes all its ice cream in small batches, one batch at a time, so it’s always fresh. Choose from 24 different flavors, including caramel pretzel, banana Butterfinger, blueberry cheesecake, and ooey-gooey buttercake. Or go crazy and get an ice cream sundae with a cookie, brownie, or buttercake, or try ice cream “nachos” with waffle cone “chips”! Screamery Ice Cream also has locations in Tucson, Phoenix, and Marana. 

3: Frost Gelato

If you prefer gelato to traditional ice cream, then you’ll definitely want to try Frost Gelato—our pick for the best ice cream in Scottsdale. This shop offers a mind-blowing selection of gelato flavors, from traditional vanilla and chocolate to more unique flavors like honey lavender, Guinness, and cardamom. They also serve sorbet in many unique and traditional flavors, including limoncello, papaya, pear, and green apple. They even have a full menu of coffee drinks. Do you have a special celebration coming up? Frost Gelato can make you a gelato cake! Visit one of their locations in Scottsdale, Tucson, Gilbert, or Phoenix. 

4: Creamistry

Do you want ice cream and a show? Then stop by Creamistry in Gilbert or Scottsdale. Creamistry makes its ice cream to order using liquid nitrogen. After choosing a flavor, you can watch the ice cream being made right before your eyes! In addition to toppings, you can also choose which type of base you prefer—dairy, vegan, or fruit sorbet—making it a great option for people with special diets or food allergies. Creamistry also offers a variety of sundaes, ice cream cakes, and more! 

5: Mary Coyle Ol’ Fashion Ice Cream

As the home of some of the best ice cream in Phoenix for over 70 years, Mary Coyle Ol’ Fashion Ice Cream is a landmark you don’t want to miss! Choose from a wide variety of flavors, all made onsite—there’s mint chocolate chip, black licorice, rocky road, rainbow sherbet and more. Enjoy your ice cream in a homemade waffle cone or bowl, or as a sundae, milkshake, or float. If you’re really hungry, sate your appetite with one of Mary Coyle Ol’ Fashion Ice Cream’s famous Showboats! You won’t regret it.

The Sweet Success of Estate Planning

When you’re out enjoying the best ice cream in Phoenix this summer, take a few moments to think about your estate plan. Do you still need to make an estate plan? It is time to make any updates to your existing plan? Wherever you may be in the estate planning process, Phelps LaClair would be happy to assist. Call 480-892-2488 to schedule an appointment at one of our many convenient locations in Arizona. 

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