Scottsdale Has An Ice Cream Parlor That's Worth The Flight
A couple weeks ago we found ourselves in the Valley of the Sun, looking to check out the best that the area has to offer. With temperatures during our stay already approaching 100 degrees, we were eager to find something tasty to help us cool down. Thankfully we learned about Sweet Republic Ice Cream in Scottsdale, but don't expect us to claim that we discovered it because it’s a huge hit on Yelp, with local foodies and Twitter; the place even just made Bon Appetit's list of ten best ice cream shops.
The ice cream parlor is located in a nothing-special strip mall about a 15-minute drive outside the hustle and bustle of Scottsdale’s shopping mecca. Everything here is made fresh daily and in small batches, so when it’s gone, it’s gone. We’re still a little miffed that we missed out on their Peanut Butter Chip. However, we did enjoy the delicious Brownie Swirl with a side of Cookie Monster. Both flavors were exactly what you’d expect and more, and had great flavor and texture—the dessert spoke for itself—and we quickly found out that this wasn’t your local scoop shop.
They also offer some great-looking sorbets, but those are far too healthy for our tastes. We did sample a few of the more unique flavors like the Sweet Corn. The sample size bite totally confused our tongues; it tasted just like we were eating an ear of corn at a family cookout. Be sure to chat up the worker bees behind the counter, as they were more than happy to fill us in on how everything is made from scratch daily.
Savory ice cream can also be had with their Cheese Course Duo, which they describe as a pairing of Roquefort blue cheese and Arizona Medjool dates. Again, our mouth didn’t know what to do, which is always a great sensation in its own weird way.
Overall, Sweet Republic is a solid pick for good ice cream in the area, and maybe even in the whole country, but we’ll stick to the sweet flavors. We just can’t get refreshed from having a full dish of corn and blue cheese, although you could always have those flavors as an appetizer.
·Sweet Republic [Official Site]
·NYC Gets a Big Gay Ice Cream Truck [Jaunted]
·Food Travel coverage [Jaunted]
[Photo: Official Site]