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8 Best Ice Cream Shops in Scottsdale

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8 Best Ice Cream Shops in Scottsdale

Dining | May 28, 2023 | SWSS Staff

If you want to satisfy your sweet tooth while staying cool in Scottsdale this summer, you will be pleased to learn that many of the city’s best ice cream shops offer creative flavors, homemade waffle cones, and other unique treats, like ice cream sandwiches, for a delicious dessert that will help you beat the heat.

Give one (or more!) of these ice cream and gelato shops a try during your trip to Scottsdale — you are bound to find a new favorite flavor from these innovative spots.

1. Sweet Republic

Sweet Republic

Sweet Republic is a locally-owned ice cream chain in Greater Phoenix with three locations in Scottsdale, Phoenix, and Tempe. They offer fresh staple flavors that always stay the same, like Salted Caramel Swirl, Brown Butter Pecan, and Honey Lavender, but they also have fun and unique flavors made in small batches that regularly rotate at each location.

In addition to homemade ice cream, this Sweet Republic offers specialty sundaes, like the Toffee Banofi and Campfire S’more, as well as milkshakes, floats, and cookies.

  • Address: 9160 E. Shea Blvd. #105, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

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2. That’s Amore Gelato

That’s Amore Gelato is an Italian-style café and bakery that also doubles as one of Scottsdale’s best ice cream shops. This local establishment in North Scottsdale serves gelato, espresso, pastries, and cakes — such as cannoli, tiramisu, and other authentic Italian desserts.

If you are coming for the gelato, you will be greeted by dozens of flavors, including classics like Stracciatella, Chocolate, and Pistacchio, as well as more unique flavors like Whiskey Cream, Chocolate Orange, and Limoncello.

  • Address: 7605 E Pinnacle Peak Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85255

3. Fatty Daddy’s

Fatty Daddy's

Fatty Daddy’s is a local chain with two locations in Phoenix and Scottsdale. It is one of the best ice cream shops in Scottsdale, where you can find ice cream, gelato, and sorbet — all under one roof! Some of the best ice cream flavors at Fatty Daddy’s include Black Walnut Maple, Cookie Dough, and Coconut Passion.

Fatty Daddy’s is famous for their Fatty Daddy’s Cookie Cup, which includes a single scoop of gelato, sorbet, or ice cream topped with a macaron and toasted marshmallow. This famous ice cream shop also serves coffee, boba tea, chocolate milk, and baked goods.

  • Address: 1608 N Miller Rd., Ste. 5, Scottsdale, AZ 85257

4. Sugar Bowl Ice Cream Parlor

Sugar Bowl Ice Cream Parlor

Sugar Bowl Ice Cream Parlor is one of the most iconic ice cream shops in Scottsdale. This local establishment has been serving customers and tourists since 1958, and when you step inside — it will feel like nothing has changed with the nostalgic décor and casual setting.

While at Sugar Bowl, you will find classic flavors, like Butter Pecan, Rocky Road, Coffee, and Old Dutch Chocolate ice cream. You can also order shakes, malts, old-fashioned sodas, floats, sundaes, and splits. The menu has remained practically unchanged since the 1950s.

If you want a bite to eat before dessert, Sugar Bowl also serves sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, salad bowls, and other light meals.

  • Address: 4005 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85281

5. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams is one of the most popular ice cream shops in the country that started in Columbus, Ohio, in 2002. Since then, they have opened 65 scoop shops nationwide — including an ice cream shop in Old Town Scottsdale.

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams makes all their ice cream from scratch using only the finest ingredients. They always serve classic favorites, like Gooey Butter Cake and Brambleberry Crisp, but also serve original flavors like Goat Cheese with Red Cherries and Cold Brew with Coconut Cream. Get your ice cream on a buttery waffle cone (or bowl) — Jeni’s makes all of its waffle cones fresh in-house!

  • Address: 7051 E. 5th Ave., Scottsdale, AZ 85281

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6. The Gelato Spot

The Gelato Spot in Old Town Scottsdale serves more than ice cream. They also serve wood-fired pizza, paninis, salads, wine, beer, fresh-made juice, and delicious pastry cakes — including Chocolate Indulgence, Red Velvet, and Tiramisu.

When it comes to gelato — you have plenty of options. Choose from flavors like Salted Caramel, Chai Tea, Tiramisu, Yellow Cake Batter, and more. You will be sure to satisfy your sweet tooth with so many options for dessert, including cakes, cookies, and of course — ice cream.

  • Address: 4166 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ

7. Shakes & Cones

Shakes & Cones is the best ice cream shop in Scottsdale for people with food allergies. Their made-from-scratch daily flavors — Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, and Twist — are organic, gluten-free, egg-free, and made with non-GMO ingredients.

While you can certainly get soft-serve ice cream in a cone or cup, you can also order sundaes, affogatos, and build-your-own shakes. Shakes & Cones also offers specialty shakes, including Mint Chocolate Chip — made with organic mint syrup and chocolate chips — and Vanutzel — made with chocolate-covered pretzels, hazelnut spread, and soft-serve vanilla ice cream.

  • Address: 7215 E. 1st St., Scottsdale, AZ 85281

8. Scoop and Joy

Scoop and Joy is one of the best ice cream shops in Scottsdale if you are looking for a wide variety of ice cream flavors and other sweet treats, including boba tea, baked goods, fresh fruit smoothies, banana splits, and ice cream sandwiches.

Some of the original flavors you will find at Scoop and Joy include Coconut Caramel Macadamia Nut, Kona Mocha Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Honeysuckle Rose, Circus Animal, and more. Just remember their flavors rotate regularly — so if you have your heart set on a flavor you see on their website, call in advance to ensure that one is in the daily line-up!

  • Address: 10135 E Vía Linda C112, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Enjoy the Best Ice Cream Shops in Scottsdale During Your Scottsdale Vacation

Whether you want to enjoy a familiar favorite or try something new — we hope this list of the best ice cream shops in Scottsdale, AZ, leaves you with plenty of options for where to enjoy a cup, cone, or milkshake when your next craving for a sweet treat hits.If you are planning to visit Scottsdale on vacation, we hope you will consider staying with us at Stay With Style Scottsdale.

You can browse our luxury rentals in Scottsdale, complete with fabulous amenities such as heated swimming pools, gourmet kitchens, and miniature golf courses, to find the perfect rental for your upcoming vacation.

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