We All Scream For Ice Cream


TreatsMy family LOVES ice cream. Hubs would have it every day if it didn’t love his belly so much 😉 I was never a big fan until my second pregnancy and then I couldn’t get enough of it. The creamier the better AND chocolate, all the way. Our kids are nearly as addicted as their daddy.


Here’s our orders for our favorite places around Scottsdale:

1. Culver’s
Pima Crossing

8668 E Shea Blvd

Scottsdale, AZ

(480) 636-8480

Mommy: Chocolate Scoopie

Daddy: One Scoop Turtle Sundae (two scoop, why lie?), and make sure he gets his cherry

4yr old: Chocolate Scoopie with sliced banana

Tip: You can pick up at the counter or download a listing of their Flavor of the Day for the whole month and get notices on your phone for special promotions like $2 mixers. Also, the kids meals come with a token on the bag you can redeem for a free Scoopie.


2. Rita’s

Tatum Point

4727 E Bell Rd

Phoenix, AZ 85032

(602) 761-5637

Mommy: Watermelon with mini chocolate chips Italian Ice

Daddy: Strawberry ice with Chocolate custard Blendini–custard+ice=yumminess

4yr old: Tootsie Roll or Green Apple Italian Ice

Tip: Download their app for their reward card and sign up on Facebook to hear about their weekly specials. Tuesday is $2 day (for a limited time, every item $4 and under is only $2 on Tuesdays) and Thursday is Double Punch day on your reward app.


3. Baskin-Robbins

6501 E Greenway Pkwy #2

Scottsdale, AZ 85254

(480) 991-3192

Mommy: World Class Chocolate on a sugar cone

Daddy: Gold Medal Ribbon

4yr old: S’more The Merrier

Tip: Oldie, but goodie. Sign up for their Birthday Club online and you can get a free scoop on your birthday as well as BOGO opportunity just for signing up and hear about all their future promotions.

4. Golden Spoon

Promenade Shopping Center

16455 N Scottsdale Rd

Scottsdale, AZ

(480) 361-8438

Mommy: S’mores

Daddy: Chocolate Malt

4yr old: St. Patrick’s Mint (Mint?!?! It’s green, his favorite color, so…)

Tip: Frozen yogurt, sorbet and dairy free treats. You actually have the chance to have a low cal dessert before you add the toppings. Yummm! Make sure you pick up their reward card–savings add up quickly. Groupon even has an offer going on right now to save about 40%.

5. Sugar Bowl

4005 N Scottsdale Rd

Scottsdale, AZ 85251

(480) 946-0051

Mommy: Old Dutch Chocolate

Daddy: Tin Roof or Dusty Road Sundae

4yr old: Arizona Orange Sherbet

Tip: Perfect spot to hang out with the kids if you are in Old Town sight-seeing. They have an arcade in the back we use as a reward with the kids for eating their lunch or as a spot to cool off from the summer heat. The Family Circus connection makes for a fun tourist stop as well.


Baby’s Top Tip: Everyone seems to ask for an extra bowl and spoon, but try offering babe his own cone instead and see his eyes light up. You can ask for an empty cone and everyone can share a bit of their ice-cream. Our one year old loves the cone nearly as much as the ice cream.


What’s your favorite flavor? Any spots we NEED to check out?