Did you know there is an amazing assortment of places in Fountain Hills that serve frozen treats? Make sure to check out all of these locally owned sweet shops for a break from the heat.
Located right in the Fountainside Plaza, this super sleek and modern frozen yogurt shop is one of our favorite places to stop after taking the kids to the splash pad. With a wide array of flavors and toppings (including the likes of strawberry boba, fruit and candy), there is definitely something for everyone. OYO creates many of their flavors on site including: Greek honey, caramel custard, peanut butter, creamsicle, pistachio and their chocolate and vanilla frozen custards. They also offer non-fat, dairy free and no sugar added options as well. In fact, Alex (the owner) is working on a diabetic friendly yogurt without artificial sweetener. Our favorite flavors include: salted caramel, traditional tart, chocolate s’mores, and Greek honey yogurt. Be sure to “like” OYO Frozen Yogurt’s facebook page for latest flavor offerings. 12645 N. Saguaro Ave, Suite 7, (480) 663-3640, Hours are 11am-9pm, open until 9:30 on Fri and Sat.
Insider Tip: Get 10% off your order by checking in on FB.
A favorite among locals, you can find this ice cream shop tucked away behind a strip mall. Located next to Laura’s Place, Glenbrook Creamery is a very fun, family-friendly place to take your kids for Blue Bell ice cream, milkshakes, ice cream novelties and even baked goods. They serve generous portions of ice cream and have a huge assortment of games and knick-knacks for the kids. Check out their facebook page for the latest flavors! 16754 E Glenbrook Blvd, (480) 816-5502. Hours: Mon-Sat 12-8pm.
Insider Tip: Behind Sam The Bug Man plaza.
If you haven’t checked out Goodies Galore (read our Goodies Galore article) yet, be sure to stop in for their specialty: homemade frozen whoopie pies. Yup, you heard me right, frozen whoopie pies. For all of you who didn’t grow up in New England, a whoopie pie consists of two round mound pieces of cake with buttercream sandwiched between them. Origins of the whoopie pie come from Amish wives making it with left over cake batter. When their farmer husbands would find the dessert in their lunch pail, they would scream “Whoopie!”
Goodies Galore makes a rich and decadent s’mores and traditional chocolate whoopie pie with vanilla buttercream that can be eaten frozen or at room temperature. They also serve frozen hand-dipped chocolate bananas. As the official chocolatier to Superbowl XXX, you’ll also want to sample their chocolate barks, desert tortoises, baked goods, and chocolate covered marshmallows, oreos and potato chips. ”Like” Goodies Galore facebook page for daily specials. 16820 E Avenue of the Fountains, (480) 837-1162, Summer Hours are Tues-Fri: 10am-5pm, Sat: 10am-2pm
Insider Tip: Goodies Galore is located behind Home Town Hot Dogs. Summer special 20% off $10 purchase which includes insulated freezer bag.
Aside from creating artisanal chocolates and delectable desserts like flourless chocolate torte and chocolate bourbon pecan pie, Chocofin serves addictive Berto’s Gelato including flavors like cinnamon vanilla, dark chocolate, pistachio and butter pecan. Do yourself a favor and try their ice cream sundae! Two scoops of any ice cream flavor you like with generous helping of their homemade chocolate fudge or caramel, topped with fresh whipped cream and either chopped pecans or chocolate sprinkles. Trust us, you won’t regret it! 13404 N La Montana Dr., (480) 836-7444, Hours are Tues-Fri: 10am-6pm, Sat: 10am-5pm
Insider Tip: Chocofin is in the Basha’s complex next to Nabers Real Estate.
Cool off with some homemade italian ice or Thrifty ice cream at the Fountain Hills Water and Ice Store. We love the mango and pineapple italian ice flavors, but our absolute favorite is lemon, made simply with fresh-squeezed lemons, sugar and water.
A West coast tradition, Thrifty ice cream brings me back to the days when we used to get the trademark cylindrical scoop of ice cream for 50 cents at my favorite childhood park. Though no longer this price (darn inflation), but still very affordable, the Fountain Hills Water and Ice Store carries a variety of their familiar flavors including my favorites mint chocolate chip, rocky road and mocha almond fudge. Thirsty after eating ice cream? Be sure to try some of their delicious alkaline water. 12015 N Saguaro Blvd., (480) 816-5992, Hours are Mon-Fri: 5:30am-5pm, Sat: 8am-3pm
Insider Tip: Fountain Hills Water and Ice Store is located on Saguaro Blvd. between Colony Dr. and Panorama Dr.
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Special thanks to OYO Frozen Yogurt for generously sponsoring this post.