National Ice Cream Day | Visit Mesa

Posted By Brooke Dixon
July 11, 2023

National Ice Cream Day

Celebrate National Ice Cream Day on July 16th. Cool down with a local cone or gelato bowl.

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Tortilla Flat Saloon

Cool off along the Apache Trail with a sweet treat in one of Arizona's most historic towns. This settlement boasts a saloon with saddle bar stools to tie in the aura of the Wild, Wild West. Just 25 miles northeast of Mesa, surrounded by gorgeous mountains, you can make a pit stop and enjoy your favorite flavor of ice cream. Check it out!

1 Main St, Tortilla Flat, Arizona 85190

Creme & Chocolats – Dessert Bistro
Everything at Creme & Chocolat is focused on providing a place for friends and family to come together enjoy a special treat, create memories, and share a chocolate moment together. Choose a dessert from the French-inspired menu. Be transported to France with a delicious dessert option unlike any other dessert place here in the valley. Indulge in Savory Crepes, Sweet Crepes, Ice Cream (dipped), Sorbet and Fondue.
1744 S Val Vista Dr #111

Novel Ice Cream
One of Downtown Mesa's newest businesses offers warm donut buns stuffed with handcrafted artisan ice cream. 12 unique flavors, European waffle sandwiches, glass bottle sodas, and cereal sprinkles.
40 N Macdonald #2

AZ Chimney Cakes
A Chimney cake, traditionally called Kürtöskalács, is a dessert of Hungary. This Sweet Bread is freshly baked to order with a crispy crunchy outside and a light fluffy dough inside. They are cylinder shaped with a hollow center, resembling a hot smoking chimney when it comes fresh out the oven and filled with gelato after cooling. If you enjoy the taste of churros, then you will absolutely love the scrumptiousness of a Chimney Cake! AZ Chimney Cakes also serves sundaes and bowls.
1055 N Dobson Rd #104

Proudly serving Thrifty Ice Cream. Featured Shakes include: Banana Split, Oreo Monster, Unicorn's Dream, Strawberry Cheesecake, Dulce Churro. Specialty Fruti-Drinks and Shaved Ice incorporate the freshest fruit combinations.
• 351 N Country Club Dr
•1011 S Gilbert Rd

Roll Avenue Ice Cream Rolls
In a place where we take our cool treats seriously, it’s refreshing to see a fun new spin on traditional ice cream make its way to Mesa. Tucked inside bustling Mekong Plaza, Roll Avenue specializes in Thai rolled ice cream, made with frosty rolls (rather than scoops) of ice cream packed into a cup and topped with all manners of sweet extras, from Oreos and graham crackers, to fresh fruits and popping bobas. Also try the Romantic Bangkok (Thai ice cream topped with a wafer roll and condensed milk).
66 S Dobson Rd #145

Genbu Waffles
When it comes to ice cream, there are waffle cones—and then there are bubble waffles. Not to be confused, the bubble version originates from Hong Kong and is made from an egg batter cooked in a special maker with round molds (instead of square ones), then filled with gelato or ice cream and topped with such toppings as fruit, cookies, candy or whipped cream. At Genbu, treat yourself to one of their signature waffles, including the Green Serpent made with a matcha-infused waffle, vanilla ice cream, strawberries, Oreo crumbles and condensed milk. Along with bubble waffles, Genbu also serves Hong Kong-style milk teas, iced teas, and flavor-infused sparkling waters.
1350 S Longmore

Tried & True National Creameries

Dairy Queen
Famous for their Blizzards
• 5936 E McKellips Rd, Mesa, AZ 85215
• 6555 E Southern Ave STE 2514, Mesa, AZ 85206
• 33 S Country Club Dr, Mesa, AZ 85210
• 9919 E Baseline Rd Ste 102, Mesa, AZ 85209

Cold Stone Creamery
Started right here in Arizona, featuring their signature process of preparing your custom ice cream creation on a frozen granite stone.
• 1649 S Stapley Dr Ste 102, Mesa, AZ 85204
• 1829 N Power Rd Ste 112, Mesa, AZ 85205

33 Famous Flavors and ice cream cakes
• 4406 E Main St #101
• 103 S Power Rd

Thrifty Ice Cream
The name has been displayed proudly on storefronts since 1929
• 1927 N Gilbert Rd Suite 8, Mesa, AZ 85203
• 1116 S Crismon Rd #102, Mesa, AZ 85208
• 1829 N Power Rd Ste 112, Mesa, AZ 85205
• 1959 S Power Rd Ste 102, Mesa, AZ 85206

Gelato - Sweet Treats

Heaven On A Spoon
Family Owned and Operated: This family-owned business takes great pride in producing the most authentic gelato and drinks in the valley. They use only the freshest, locally sourced products available, including authentic ingredients from Italy. Stop in and taste the difference!
1950 E University Dr #102

Andy's Frozen Custard
For more than three decades, only the freshest ingredients have been used for a frozen custard experience you can't get anywhere else. Offering drive through and walk-up service windows. Andy's™ has a wide variety of treats from simple vanilla or chocolate cones to sundaes, concretes and seasonal favorites like our Pumpkin Pie Concretes and Strawberry Shortcake Sundaes.
4324 E Southern Ave

Dolce Vita Gelato & Grocery
We pride ourselves in using only the highest quality ingredients for our gelato. Our almonds come from Puglia; pistachios from Sicily; hazelnuts from Piedmont, etc. Our fruit sorbets use local, in season fruits whenever possible. Even the milk and cream we use is local.
5251 E Brown Rd #104

Hive 48 Natural Sweets Including Gluten Free
Offering a new standard in Artisan Ice Creams. No refined sugars, GMO’s, preservatives, artificial flavors, dyes/colorings, or gluten are in the gelatos and sorbets.
1839 S Crismon Rd

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