Ice Cream

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2014

    10 Best Places for Dessert in Metro Phoenix

    Last month Phoenix New Times celebrated the cream of the crop with our 36th annual Best of Phoenix edition. Here are our top picks for places to get dessert in metro Phoenix. Best Candy Store: Super Chunk Sweets and Treats Since opening late last year, Super Chunk Sweets and Treats has wasted no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    The Churro Ice Cream Sandwich Has Just Won Summer

    When The Grouch wrote "The Bay to L.A.", we're guessing he didn't make the hook say "Take me to L.A." over and over again because a restaurant in the area was making churro ice cream sandwiches, but he probably would've if they had been out back then. Regardless, you should probably book a $40 Greyh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2014

    Pink Spot in Central Phoenix Has Closed

    We've got some sad news for the central Phoenix neighborhood around the Pink Spot. As of last week the cafe and ice cream shop has closed its doors for good. The Pink Spot opened in 2008 and served a menu of breakfast eats all day in addition to signature wraps, coffee drinks, and smoothies. The b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2014

    Doc Brown of Doc's Artisan Ice Creams, Arizona's First Small Batch Ice Creamery

    Doc Brown Owner Doc's Artisan Ice Cream If you stop by Doc's Artisan Ice Cream in Tempe, you won't find a charming ice cream parlor with a brightly painted walls and beautifully displayed desserts. You'll probably find Brown working away in what amounts to an ice cream lab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2014

    Eat This Now: Coconut Lemongrass Lime Sorbet from Doc's Artisan Ice Creams in Tempe

    If you went to Devoured on Saturday then you might have already tasted some of the frozen creations from Doc's Artisan Ice Creams. The frozen treat shop ran a booth inside the museum and gave out samples of 10 flavors of its sorbet. But if you picked anything other than the coconut lemongrass lime ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2013

    Guess Which Phoenix Ice Cream Shop Made Eater's List of the Hottest Ice Cream Shops in the Country?

    Hint: It's probably not the one you're thinking of. But before we tell you who it is, we'll take a moment to point out that the list of the food blog's favorite ice cream shops includes one of our own picks from our list of 10 crazy ice creams made by artisans around the country. For example, Chow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2013

    10 Crazy Ice Creams Made by Small-Batch U.S. Artisans

    Only five years ago, now-commonplace ice cream flavors like sweet corn or craft beer would have caught anyone off guard. But with the introduction of bacon to the dessert course a few years ago, the line separating sweet and savory was forever demolished. These 10 ice creameries craft artisanal vers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2013

    Tell Your Ice Cream Story, Win a Tour of Blue Bell's Creamery

    Throughout August, Blue Bell Creameries wants its fans to share their love of ice creams and novelties in an online contest to win a VIP trip to Blue Bell's creamery.

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2013

    DIY Ice Cream with Pastry Chef Rachel Miller

    As the monsoon storms roll in to smother the dry heat, Phoenix inhabitants have begun to hibernate in the chill of their air-conditioned homes. Transporting frosty treats is near impossible, as they melt into puddles before we can puzzle-piece them into our already packed freezers. I'm a custard ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    Ice Cream Sandwich Battle: Sweet Republic vs. Churn

    What sweet does a pastry chef crave in her non-sweet surround off-hours? Ice cream! Better yet, ice cream sandwiches. Housemade ice cream on freshly baked cookies is the ultimate summertime treat. There are a few ice cream mavens churning up the cold, creamy goods in the Valley, this battle between ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2013

    Jobot Owner John Sagasta Opening Ice Cream Shop in Downtown's Roosevelt Row

    Rezbot, John Sagasta's shop of late-night Native American food, may have closed a little over a month ago, but the Jobot Coffee owner already has plans for the space. You could even say they were pretty cool (sorry). See also: - Hot Dogs & Pie: Mamma Toledo's to Open Space Inside New Short Leash ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2013

    Sprinkles Ice Cream: Free Samples May 7 in Scottsdale

    Remember last year when we told you Sprinkles Cupcakes was going to start making their own ice cream? They opened the first Sprinkles Ice Cream store in Beverly Hills and though they still haven't said when we'll be getting a storefront in the Valley, you will have a chance to taste the frozen-cupca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    Sweet Republic's Helen Yung on Growing Up in Hong Kong, Investment Banking, and Foie

    Helen Yung Sweet Republic 9160 East Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale 480-248-6979, See also: -- Sweet Republic Makes U.S. News and World Report's List of America's Best Ice Cream -- Tastemaker 88: Jan Wichayanuparp and Helen Yung This is part one of my interview with Helen Yung, c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Jeni's Influenza Sorbet Is Your Booze-Infused Flu Remedy

    Flu season has hit the country hard this year. Chances are you're either hacking up some gross form of the infectious disease into a hankie right now or, thanks to a fever-ridden co-worker who's decided to make today "bring your germs to work day," you will be before long. How 'bout a booze-infused ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2012

    Brazilian Burger Chain Unveils Burgers In Edible Wrappers

    A fast food burger chain in Brazil has released a burger with a completely edible wrapper, and the video is both fascinating and horrifying -- without context. According to Comunicadores, the stunt was meant to demonstrate that the the burgers were so very delicious that people simply couldn't stop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    Five Favorite Spots in Metro Phoenix for Artisan Ice Cream, the Christmas Edition

    As autumn gives way to winter, it might not seem like the ideal time to eat ice cream. Then again, there's never a bad time for ice cream, and the weather has been so warm lately that December seems like the end of the world's longest summer. Pretend it's a snowy white Christmas by getting your chil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    Chow Bella's Gift Guide for the Mom

    What? Not done with your holiday shopping? Yeah, neither are we. But we've been making lists -- and checking them twice -- and we've got some suggestions for the nice people on your list. Today, Chow Bella's Gift Guide for the Mom. See also: - Jackalope Ranch's Gift Guide for the Mom - Chow Bella's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2012

    Butter Pecan and Vietnamese Coffee Ice Creams at Windsor/Churn

    What kind of restaurant has dessert so insanely good that it gets its own storefront? Windsor/Churn, that's what. It kind of feels like I'm cheating here because the whole premise of Dessert First is to test restaurants' final courses, but when breaking the rules tastes so sweet, who the hell cares? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    CLOSED: Cookiez on Mill

    Cookiez on Mill, one of Mill Avenue's few remaining independently owned businesses, has shuttered. The family-owned treat shop, which for years was the go-to place in Tempe to score one of the best ice cream sandwiches in the Valley (think: your choice of premium ice cream squished between two, ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    Best Science Experiment on an Ice Cream Cone: Sub Zero Ice Cream (Video)

    We've spent the last year in the laboratory putting Phoenix under the microscope to reveal hundreds of specimens of the best culture, outdoor adventures, shopping, dining, and nightlife the city has to offer. And we're finally ready to publish our results. Nerd alert! Now presenting Scientific Phoen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    Sweet Republic Introduces Sichuan Orange Chocolate Ice Cream

    See also: Sweet Republic Makes U.S. News and World Report's List of America's Best Ice Cream When do you know you've made the Big Time? For most people, appearing in a national publication would be a pretty good litmus test. But by now, Partners Helen Yung and Jan Wichayanuparp -- the empresses o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    Churn's Nicole Gebhart Makes Grape Bubblegum Ice Cream (PHOTOS)

    This weekend, Chow Bella dropped in at one of the coolest ice cream shops around town, Churn. Between its fun and funky décor, old-school candies, and one-of-a-kind flavors, this artisan ice cream parlor has got all the makings of a great summer dessert destination. Check out the photos as Churn' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Eleven Favorite Ice Cream Shops in Greater Phoenix

    Ever since Italy and France began making iced and flavored confections made from milk or cream in the 17th century, ice cream has become one of the most successfully cool, dairy-based treats on the planet. Not sorbet, ices, or gelato (we promise those lists will come later), here are 11 of our favor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Mill Ave. Ice Cream Sandwich Battle: Cookiez, Slickables, Sparky's

    ​The Mill Avenue area surely must be approaching a critical mass of frozen dessert purveyors. As of a couple of weeks ago, on the short quarter-mile strip there are now six shops exclusively offering chilly sweets. Of the six, half of them offer hand-scooped ice cream sandwiched between fresh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams Now in Arizona

    If you don't know about Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, the popular "cow to cone" artisan ice cream from Jeni Britton Bauer, or just wondered when the heck the Columbus-based company was going to make their way into Arizona so you could stop ordering online already, read on, you're going to like this. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    Crave Ice Cream's Shannon Dufresne Closes Up Shop, Will Launch Artisan Food Blog and Cooking Classes (Think Jamie Oliver)

    The cardiovascular system of the Valley's locally-produced food world recently experienced an increase in heart rate when Shannon Dufresne, owner of Crave Artisan Ice Cream, announced she was calling it quits. "My decision is by choice, not circumstance," Dufresne tells me. "After three years of on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home

    Good Time from Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams on Vimeo. There are no secrets to ice cream making at home. Classic ice cream recipes begin with a cooked custard base of milk or cream, or a combination of the two, egg yolks and sugar. Temper the eggs with the hot milk or cream, cool the mixture, pour int ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 2, 2011
  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    Shannon Dufresne's Fresh Lemon Ice Cream

    courtesy of Shannon Dufresne​Yesterday, in Sweet Talk, Shannon Dufresne, chef-owner of Crave Artisan Ice Cream gave us the scoop on her sweet tooth, creating a co-op kitchen, and why cooking from scratch inspires her. Shannon, known as the "ice cream chick" in her culinary program, likes to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Shannon Dufresne of Crave Artisan Ice Cream

    courtesy of Shannon Dufresne​ This week Shannon Dufresne, chef-owner of Crave Artisan Ice Cream joined us for Sweet Talk. Over a cup of coffee and a piece of cake, we discovered Shannon has quite a sweet tooth, how she set up her commercial kitchen as a co-op, and why good food is in the deta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Sweet Republic Makes it into Whole Foods

    Julia Zolondz  Go Jan and Helen! The ladies of Sweet Republic -- North Scottsdale's charming artisanal ice cream shop, which we awarded "Best Ice Cream" in this year's Best of Phoenix issue -- have gotten their product into Whole Foods in Scottsdale. Over the next week, they'll be stoc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    Coming Soon: Bryan's Black Mountain Barbecue

    The cover of the latest issue of Saveur -- a drool-inducing photo of ribs, in all of their charred, meaty glory -- really got me craving some barbecue. Oh, you want some too? Well lucky us, a brand-new barbecue joint is set to open by the end of this month. Located in Cave Creek's La ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2008

    Salted butter caramel ice cream at Sweet Republic

    By Michele Laudig Oh. My. God. I am dying to try the artisan ice creams and sorbets at Sweet Republic, a new Scottsdale sweet shop that opened last week. (Thanks to the Chow Bella reader who emailed me with the great tip!) Owners Jan Wichayanuparp and Helen Yung make their small-batch ice creams ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2008

    Baskin Robbins scoops while firefighters save the day

    By Jonathan McNamara People were lined up out the door and around the block at the corner of Southern and McClintock Wednesday night, but they weren’t waiting to get into a rock gig. This lengthy queue was composed of hungry customers wanting to nosh on cheap ice cream courtesy of Baskin Robbins ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 11, 1994