Summertime is all about creamy ice cream, frosty drinks and cool, sweet treats. Fortunately, Chandler is the perfect place to chill out with your favorite cone, scoop, popsicle or smoothie after a day of summer fun. From neighborhood ice cream shops and dessert boutiques, to top Chandler boba spots and juice bars, a refreshing, frosty treat is always just around the corner.

Jake's Sweet Shoppe

When an ice cream shop’s motto is “Try something outrageous!” and “Go big!,” you know you’re in for a one-of-a-kind dessert experience. Located in Downtown Chandler, Jake’s offers cool shakes, frosty floats, sweet sundaes and everything in between. If you’re feeling adventurous (and hungry!) try one of their signature “sizable” sweets, including their Behemoth Banana Split made with five scoops of ice cream atop four bananas, and more toppings than you can think of.

Map: 58 W. Buffalo St., Chandler AZ 85225 or (480) 590-2690

Crispy Cones

Offering a unique twist on traditional ice cream, Crispy Cones is known for their rotisserie-style grilled cones filled with creamy soft serve ice cream. The delightful—and Instagram-worthy—treat can be made to your liking. Choose a traditional or specialty cone, then fill it with a Nutella, cookie butter or peanut butter spread. Then choose your ice cream flavor, toppings and sauce. Original ice cream flavors include vanilla and chocolate, with special flavors announced weekly. Toppings run the gamut from cookies, candy, nuts and fruit, while sauces include Nutella, cookie butter, raspberry and caramel.

Map: 180 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler AZ 85225 or (480) 404-0339

Rewind Ice Cream + Boba

Cool off with a cereal-infused soft serve, milkshake, boba tea or matcha tea from Japan at this boutique ice cream and treat shop in Chandler.  Top off your ice cream with a number of add-ons including fresh fruit, nuts, cereals, candies and more at Rewind Ice Cream + Boba

Map: 3245 W. Ray Road, Chandler AZ 85226 or (480) 466-0079


Offering a gourmet approach to the paleta is The Paleta Bar, where you can personally create and customize your frozen treat. Choose a flavor from 20-plus options, then choose your dip (dark, white or milk chocolate or powdered chili and chamoy), and top it off with an array of special toppings, including fresh fruit. If you’re feeling a bit adventurous, try one of their specialties. The Paleta Con Fruta and Chili is a must: fruit-based paleta topped with fresh fruit and chamoy, a condiment made of fruit, dried chilies and lime juice.

Map: 3977 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler AZ 85248 or (480) 550-7435

Map: 4990 S. Gilbert Road, Chandler AZ 85249 or (480) 469-5317

Screamery Ice Cream

With its hip-and-homey vibe, this family-owned spot is all you’ve ever wanted in an ice cream shop. Located at Overstreet in downtown Chandler, Screamery is known for its home-spun ice cream, pasteurized on-site and made with all-natural ingredients. Clocking in at 24 flavors—including such standouts as the Sweet Sonoran Dessert (honey ice cream with peanut butter swirl and toffee pieces)—the shop offers scoops, pints and quarts, as well as milkshakes and floats. Or try one of their specialty creations, such as the ice cream nachos featuring waffle chips drizzled with hot fudge and topped with a scoop of ice cream.

Map: 140 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler AZ 85225 or (480) 597-3322


Taking cool treats to a whole other level is Snowtime, located in Dobson Park Plaza. Specializing in Korean desserts—think shaved ice (also known as “snow”), milk teas and golden fish buns—this popular shop is the place to go for unique, Instagram-worthy desserts. Treat yourself to soft-serve ice cream served in a fish-shaped mochi waffle cone, or a classic or specialty snow. Must-try flavors include the Golden Dust (red bean, mochi, almond flakes) and the Miss You Matcha (matcha tiramisu, Pocky sticks, strawberry, green tea ice cream).

Map: 2095 N. Dobson Road, Chandler AZ 85224 or (480) 268-7711

Fruta Healthy Eating

Nothing cools you off on a hot day better than a refreshing cold-pressed juice, frosty smoothie or slush. Fortunately, the choice is yours at Fruta Healthy Eating, where you can indulge in summer-worthy treats that aren’t just delicious, but good for you, too. Packed with seasonal ingredients at the peak of freshness, juices come in a variety of flavors, from the Glowing Skin (beets, carrots, orange, ginger), to the Immune Boost (carrots, apples, ginger, turmeric). Super-food smoothies can also be made with a vast array of fruits, milks and specialty add-ons.

Map: 222 E. Warner Road, Chandler AZ 85225 or (480) 361-4341

Sumo Snow

No need for a parka at Sumo Snow, but bring your sense of summer adventure to this dessert and drink stop, which serves an array of handcrafted Taiwanese shaved snow options sweetened with fresh fruit, slushies, diverse Asian desserts, and a series of boba drinks made with imported teas from Japan and Taiwan. If that doesn’t hit the spot, the menu includes street foods such as Korean-style corn dogs.

Map: 5055 W. Ray Road, Chandler AZ 85226 or (480) 590-6624

Fruit Daddy

Inspired by street snacks popular in Mexico, Fruit Daddy serves a variety of thirst-quenching drinks and refreshing desserts loaded with fresh fruit. Start off with the signature Daddy Drink, made with your choice of Red Bull or Monster on shaved ice with flavored syrup. Then try a Daddy’s Fruit filled with sliced fruit, spices and seasonings; or the Dirty Ice Cream made with ice cream, flavored syrup, condensed milk, whipped cream and chocolate sauce. Finally, you can’t go wrong with the Supreme Chamoyada, a smoothie-style mango drink with seasonings, mixed fruit, tamarind candy and peanuts.

Map: 920 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler AZ 85225 or (480) 465-8029

Jeremiah’s Italian Ice

If you’ve never had gelati before, you’re in luck. Chandler is home to two locations of Jeremiah's Italian Ice, one located in the Ocotillo neighborhood and the second in West Chandler. Made with layers of Italian ice swirled with soft ice cream, gelati is a dessert lover’s dream come true. Create your own treat by choosing from a gamut of flavors including strawberry lemon, orange smash, black cherry and sea-salted caramel, among so many others.

Map: 4050 S. Alma School Road, Chandler AZ 85248 or (480) 702-0211

Map: 4980 W Ray Rd Ste 16, Chandler, AZ 85226 or (480) 702-0400

Crème de la Crème – Ice Cream and Crepes

Step right up to the ice show at Crème de la Crème inside Chandler Fashion Center mall, where staff create your own custom-rolled ice cream treat while you watch. The made-to-order ice cream shop uses the finest ingredients to make its novelty ice cream, which is prepared on a cooling pan, rolled and then served in bowls.

Map: 3111 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler AZ 85226 or (480) 803-0227

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Bruster’s Real Ice Cream

You might be tempted to scream ice cream at Bruster’s because of the selection of 24-plus premium flavors blended with cookies and candies, which are made daily from 150 rotating recipes. The handmade kettle ice cream is thick, creamy and fresh, and served the old-fashioned way. The ice cream shop also serves handmade waffle cones and bowls, sundaes, candy-filled blasts, ice-cold freezes, thick milkshakes, and custom ice cream cakes and pies.

Map: 50 E. Warner Road, Chandler AZ 85225 or (480) 590-8191

Rangoli Ice Cream Eats & Drinks

You can satisfy your sweet tooth and wash it down with a soothing drink at Rangoli. The ice cream shop, located inside Chennai Fusion Grill, covers all the summertime treat needs with a menu that includes rose, meetha paan, strawberry, and mango ice cream, and specialty items such as falooda kulfi, an Indian frozen dessert made with noodles. You also can choose from a variety of smoothies, lemonades, shakes, and teas infused with cardamom, saffron and other aromatic spices.

Map: 4929 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler AZ 85226 or (480) 205-8377