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    Our Favorite Frozen Treats in the West Valley (Ice Cream, Froyo, Gelato, Bubble Tea, Etc.!)

    Some days in Arizona can be real scorchers. Luckily, we have the inside scoop on the best spots to beat that heat and enjoy some tasty frozen treats.

    Here’s a look at 19 of our favorite frozen treats in the West Valley, organized by town for your convenience:


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    Bubble Cups

    • Located at 6661 W. Bell Rd. #108b Glendale, AZ 85308
    • Hours: 11:00am-9:00pm Sunday-Thursday; 11:00am-10:00pm Friday-Saturday

    If you’re a fan of the boba trend, you will definitely want to check out Bubble Cups. This shop features cold, premium boba smoothies in refreshing flavors like green tea, mango, coconut, and more, plus savory food options like spicy shrimp and popcorn chicken. While you’re waiting, you can bust out a board game with your friends and enjoy the fun atmosphere of this eclectic spot.

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    Papa Ed’s Ice Cream

    • Located at 7146-B N. 58th Ave. Glendale, AZ 85301
    • Hours: 10:00am-6:00pm Monday-Saturday; closed Sunday

    If you’re looking for a no-fuss, old-fashioned ice cream parlor, look no further than Papa Ed’s Ice Cream. Opened in 2008, it’s nestled in downtown Glendale and offers outdoor seating perfect for parties or just hanging out and enjoying a selection of 16 premium ice cream flavors. With frozen treats available for furry friends as well, there’s no reason why the whole family can’t enjoy a scoop of Papa Ed’s today.  

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    Yogurtology at Arrowhead

    • Located at 20241 N. 67th Ave. Glendale, AZ 85308
    • Hours: 11:00am-10:00pm Sunday-Thursday; 11:00am-11:00pm Friday-Saturday

    For a healthier alternative to ice cream, check out Yogurtology. This spot features a wide array of fro-yo flavors, ranging from sweet candy and fruit flavors, to tart berry and sorbet choices. With endless topping, “bottoming,” and “slopping” options, you can go back again and again and never have the same treat twice!


    Rita’s Ice Custard Happiness

    • Located at Union Hills South Shopping Center (8251 W. Union Hills Dr. Glendale, AZ 85308)
    • Hours: 12:00pm-9:00pm Sunday-Thursday; 12:00pm-10:00pm Friday-Saturday

    Add some Italian flair to your next sweet treat stop by stopping by Rita’s. This spot features cold classics like Italian ice and frozen custard, plus “blendinis” (Italian ice blended with custard and toppings) and even frozen custard cakes. Check out their website to learn more about how you can plan your next event at Rita’s and other fun programs and offerings you can take advantage of now.


    Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

    • Located at 1340 Litchfield Rd. Goodyear, AZ 85395
    • Hours: 10:30am-10:00pm Sunday-Thursday; 10:30am-11:00pm Friday-Saturday

    What meal is complete without a little dessert? Freddy’s serves up fresh and juicy steakburgers, as well as custard sundaes, concretes, and more. Whether you’re in the mood for a little Oreo custard sandwich or a classic Dirt n’ Worms sundae, you will find the perfect end to a delicious meal here at Freddy’s.  

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    • Located at 14175 W. Indian School Rd. #A-5 Goodyear, AZ 85338
    • Hours: 11:00am-10:00pm Sunday-Thursday; 11:00am-11:00pm Friday-Saturday

    If your sweet tooth comes with a sophisticated palate, stop into Yogurtini. This self-serve fro-yo bar features 10-16 ever-changing yogurt options, plus over 65 toppings, so you can always have it your way. With non-dairy, nonfat, and low-fat options available, there really is something for everyone to enjoy here.

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    Dream Swirls Frozen Yogurt

    • Located at 15570 W. Van Buren St. D-101 Goodyear, AZ 85338
    • Hours: 11:00am-9:00pm Sunday-Thursday; 11:00am-10:00pm Friday-Saturday

    If you enjoy the occasional sweet but your system is too sensitive for ice cream, Dream Swirls Frozen Yogurt is the place for you. Every fro-yo in this shop is either nonfat, low-fat, gluten-free, or no-sugar-added, and they also offer an assortment of dairy-free sorbets. With 10 flavors available at any given time, plus over 50 topping options, you don’t have to miss out on a yummy treat, thanks to Dream Swirls.  

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    The Frozen Monkey

    • Located at 15661 W. Roosevelt St. #105 Goodyear, AZ 85338
    • Hours: 11:30am-9:00pm Monday-Friday; 11:30am-10:00pm Saturday; 11:30am-7:00pm Sunday

    If you’re looking to beat the Arizona heat, no place beats the Frozen Monkey. This spot serves up unique treats like refreshing pineapple Dole Whips and Hawaiian shaved ice the size of your head! With fun, tropical decor and a large selection of flavor options to choose from, the Frozen Monkey is the perfect cold snack stop.

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    Hanna’s Original Italian Ice

    • Located at 14130 W. Indian School Rd. Ste. A5 Goodyear, AZ 85395
    • Hours: 2:00pm-8:00pm Tuesday & Thursday; 2:00pm-7:30pm Wednesday; 1:00pm-9:00pm Friday-Saturday; 2:00pm-7:00pm Sunday; closed Monday

    Bringing a taste of Italy to Arizona, Hanna’s Original Italian Ice features a wide array of authentic and delicious Italian ices. Made with fresh fruit, juices, and other natural ingredients, their 53 standard and rotating flavors will keep you coming back again and again. For a treat that’s 30+ years in the making, check out Hanna’s today.


    Ground Control Gelateria

    • Located at 4860 N. Litchfield Rd. Litchfield Park, AZ 85340
    • Hours: 6:00am-9:00pm Monday; 6:00am-10:00pm Tuesday-Thursday; 6:00am-11:45pm Friday; 6:30am-10:00pm Saturday; 7:00am-9:00pm Sunday

    When you think of gelato, you don’t often think of a bar; Ground Control in Litchfield Park is changing all of that. House-made gelatos with unique flavors like “Straccietella,” “Italian Kiss,” and “Amerena” are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. Stop in today and see why Ground Control will make you rethink how bars do dessert.


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    Novel Ice Cream

    • Located at 1028 Grand Ave. #6 Phoenix, AZ 85007
    • Hours: 12:00pm-10:00pm Tuesday-Thursday; 12:00pm-1:00am Friday-Saturday; 12:00pm-5:00pm Sunday; closed Monday

    What’s better than hand-crafted artisan ice cream? How about that same ice cream stuffed in a donut? Novel Ice Cream features incredibly fun and unusual ice cream flavors shoved between pillowy soft dough buns in a “Dough Melt,” or in a cup or cone for those who like the simple things. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for updates on new and returning flavors and go get your sweet on today.

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    El Migos Water-N-Ice

    • Located at 4340 W. McDowell Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85035
    • Hours: 10:00am-9:00pm Tuesday-Sunday; closed Monday

    Head south of the border without leaving Arizona with a treat from El Migos Water-N-Ice. With hefty portions of “Thrifty Ice Cream,” diablitos, raspados, and more, plus savory dish options, this is the perfect place to mix things up on your next dessert run.

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    Raspados Guerrero

    • Located at 4149 N. 83rd Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85033
    • Hours: 10:30am-9:00pm Monday-Friday; 9:30am-9:00pm Saturday-Sunday

    You don’t have to speak Spanish to enjoy the delicious Mexican snacks at Raspados Guerrero. This shop offers fresh chamoyadas, elotes, ice cream, and (of course) raspados, all gorgeous and full of flavor. If you’re looking to try something new, this spot is definitely recommended.

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    Neveria Chay’os

    • Located at 4239 W. McDowell Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85009
    • Hours: 10:00am-9:30pm Monday-Thursday; 10:00am-10:00pm Friday-Sunday

    If you’re looking for international flavors, look no further than Neveria Chay’os. They feature an assortment of ice cream creations, freshly squeezed juices, and Mexican treats that will satisfy any palate. With a menu that is constantly growing, Neveria Chay’os is a unique treat experience that you will not want to miss out on.


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    RazzleberrieZ Frozen Yogurt

    • Located at 13706 W. Bell Rd. #14 Surprise, AZ 85374; 25225 N. Lake Pleasant Pkwy. Peoria, AZ 85383
    • Hours: 12:00pm-10:00pm Monday-Thursday, 11:00am-11:00pm Friday-Saturday, 11:00pm-10:00pm Sunday (Surprise); 11:00am-10:00pm Sunday-Thursday, 11:00am-12:00am Friday-Saturday (Peoria)

    Serving up the best frozen yogurt in the valley, RazzleberrieZ is your one-stop local dessert shop. All of their yogurts contain live and active cultures and all toppings and other ingredients are fresh and locally purchased. It is this dedication to quality, combined with a modern, uplifting atmosphere that makes RazzleberrieZ a local favorite.



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    Sumo Snow

    • Located at 16487 W. Bell Rd. #105 Surprise, AZ 85374
    • Hours: 12:00pm-9:00pm Monday-Thursday; 12:00pm-10:00pm Friday-Saturday; 12:00pm-8:00pm Sunday

    For a dessert that’s as beautiful as it is delicious, check out Sumo Snow. They offer up shaved snow dishes with a texture that’s said to be like “eating clouds” and milk, fruit, and blended drinks with boba options, so you can truly make them your own. For an Asian spin on classic treats, this spot cannot be beat.

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    Boba Craze

    • Located at 16630 W. Greenway Rd. Ste. 321 Surprise, AZ 85388
    • Hours: 11:00am-9:00pm Monday-Saturday; 12:00am-8:00pm Sunday

    It’s not too late to jump on the boba train thanks to Boba Craze. At this shop, you can select from an array of tropical, unique, and fruity drinks loaded with those yummy little pearls that people cannot seem to get enough of. If you’re looking to cool off and keep on-trend, check out Boba Craze today.


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    Mighty Moo Ice Cream

    • Located at 11122 W. Alabama Ave. G3 Youngtown, AZ 85363
    • Hours: 12:00pm-9:00pm Tuesday-Saturday; closed Sunday-Monday

    Opened in memory of a fallen local police officer, Mighty Moo Ice Cream is a staple of the West Valley area. Over 30 homemade ice cream flavors, shakes, floats, banana splits, and more are doled out daily, and a truck is available to cater parties, games, picnics, and other events. If you want a taste of true passion and dedication, check out Mighty Moo today.  


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    Tortas Y Raspados La Cascada

    • Located at 210 N. Avondale Blvd. #102 Avondale, AZ 85323
    • Hours: 11:00am-9:00pm Wednesday-Monday; closed Tuesday

    Whether you’re looking for a full meal or just something to keep you cool, you will find it all at Tortas Y Raspados La Cascada. Diablitos, raspados, and agua frescas (the most highly recommended is the melon) add the perfect touch of sweetness to their selection of sandwiches, hot dogs, or tostitos preparados. If you want a simple place that serves delicious food, look no further than this unique spot.

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