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.
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
Located north of Chandler Fashion Center mall, this trendy dessert cafe specializes in ice cream rolls topped with assorted fruits and candies. Vegan options are available at Icicles.
Map: 3400 W Chandler Blvd Ste 3, Chandler, AZ 85226 or (480) 306-6874
You'll find a great selection of boba, summer bubble smoothies and ice cream bubble waffles to keep you cool all summer long at Hot Bamboo in east Chandler. A perfect option for a cool treat or to top of your meal at this restaurant known for its character-streamed buns that are almost too cute to eat, almost!
Map: 980 E. Pecos Road, Chandler AZ 85226 or (480) 257-3304
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
When in Rome, have Italian ice. But when in Chandler, only paletas satisfy our cool cravings. Just ask the folks at Paletas Betty, perhaps the place to go for this traditional Mexican fruit and cream pop made with fresh ingredients. Owner Betty Alatorre has been sharing her favorite treat, inspired by her childhood days growing up in Michoacán, since 2010. Made from scratch, flavors include nuez (roasted pecan), piña con chile (spicy pineapple) and pepino paleta (cucumber with mint).
Map: 96 W. Boston St., Chandler AZ 85225 or (480) 779-8080
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
Serving handcrafted boba teas, shaved snow and desserts, Sumo Snow is the perfect spot to cool off this summer. Not sure what to have? The expansive menu gives you plenty of options to choose from, from sparkling waters, refreshing juices and flavored teas, to slushies, smoothies and the ever-popular shaved snow. Try the Dragon Starburst smoothie with pineapple and dragon fruit, or the Paradise Refresher which includes fresh strawberries, mango, chia seeds and rainbow jelly.
Map: 5055 W. Ray Road, Chandler AZ 85226 or (480) 590-6624
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. The newest addition to Chandler’s ice cream scene is Jeremiah’s Italian Ice, located in Ocotillo. 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