Scottsdale’s Best Ice Cream Spots

Where to cool off when things heat up

Scottsdale’s blissfully mild winters and searingly hot summers make ice cream a perfect sweet treat all year long. While there’s plenty of area spots churning delicious versions out, here are three you shouldn’t miss.

Sweet Republic

In the mood for a little experimentation? Then beeline to Sweet Republic, which is acclaimed for their sweet-and-salty flavor combinations (think I Heart Bacon, Sichuan Orange Chocolate, and Honey Blue Cheese). Prefer something more familiar? Don’t worry, there’s also familiar flavors available, along with plenty of other cooling treats (like ice cream cakes and sandwiches).

Sugar Bowl

Step back in time at this historic parlor, which has been helping people cool with off with classic treats (think sundaes, cones, and floats) since 1858. Fittingly, the vibe is nostalgic with its pretty pink and white decor and vintage soda fountain. You can’t go wrong with the signature top hat sundae, an ice-cream stuffed cream puff smothered with Sugar Bowl’s famous hot fudge.


This is where science and sweet collide. Every batch is made from scratch and right in front of your eyes. And how? After picking a size and base (milk, sorbet, or non-dairy coconut), flavor, and toppings, your “creamologist” adds liquid nitrogen to your selections, transforming everything into a super rich and smooth ice cream.


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