I Scream, You Scream, July is for Ice Cream

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Did you know that July is National Ice Cream Month? What a great reason to celebrate!

Here in Arizona, it makes sense to beat the heat with a big scoop of your favorite ice cream or frozen yogurt in the summertime. From Tempe to Cottonwood, here are 12 local ice cream shops serving up dairy desserts for you and your family to cool off.


Crema Cafe & Courtyard3158 Cottonwood Located in historic old-town Cottonwood, Crema Cafe & Courtyard features an on-site creamery  serving-from-scratch gelatos and sorbets.


papa edPapa Ed's Ice Cream Glendale This old fashioned ice cream parlor serves up a variety of 16 flavors, including dairy free and sugar free, with their waffle cones and bowls fresh daily.


a275e1cff23ed0fa251138041c2d0464Scooptacular Laveen Visit former winner of the 'Spirit of South Mountain' food and culture award for 36 flavors of ice cream. Some of their famous premium flavors include The Cookie Monster, Playdough Sorbet, and Grasshopper (pictured).

scoopsScoops Ice Cream & Espresso Payson Stop through for some sweets and a pick-me-up at Scoops, right off the Beeline HWY. They feature all coffee drinks, hand-dipped cones, smoothies, sundaes, and more.


NamiNami Phoenix It all began at Nami with their famous organic ice cream treat- The tSoynami. A tSoynami starts with their homemade tsoft tserve, then they stir in all sorts of goodies like cakes, cookies, chocolate, and just about anything you can think of. Delicious!


Churn Phoenix Right next door to Windsor is the old-fashioned ice cream shop, Churn. With rotating creative flavors and the traditional staples Churn is a great choice no matter your palette. Churn is also open late!

DSC_3409Twirl Frozen Yogurt Phoenix Twirl Frozen Yogurt was created with the idea you could bring amazing healthy yogurt in a variety of choices in a cool, hip funky environment and they have succeeded. Just south of Camelback & Central, swing by for some light and refreshing flavors.

10237_558598330858276_3535636_nTreat Center Prescott Featuring homemade ice cream, gourmet popcorn and candy right near the famous Prescott 'Whiskey Row' this place is a must visit in Northern AZ.


814Sugarbowl Scottsdale Located down to Old Town Scottsdale, experience their full menu and fountain treats in the style and tradition they have been providing since 1958 including sundaes, waffle cones, and floats.

sweet republicSweet Republic Scottsdale At Sweet Republic they create flavorful artisan ice cream from all-natural ingredients often sourced locally. Stop by for their amazing dairy-free sorbets with seasonal fresh fruit or Espresso Shot ice cream.

1236179_10152475366742524_1054382769_nAloha Yogurt Tempe With 12 flavors & over 45 toppings with options everyday, Aloha Yogurt is a relaxing place to indulge in some creamy goodness and beat the heat.


10264446_605021099575809_8651673385128641363_nKicks Frozen Yogurt Tempe Escape from reality for a few minutes to enjoy 10 rotating weekly delicious and healthy flavors of yogurt with over 30 topping options!