It’s not just the mercury that’s starting to climb; there also are some pretty hot deals starting this month for some cool treats. Take your pick—from ice cream to yogurt, shaved ice, sorbet or smoothies, the North Central area has a bevy of options.

Below is a sample of some of the options and special May deals to keep you cool both day and night.

8841 N. 19th Ave.
New in May will be Strawberry Waffle Cones for 89 cents. If you get it with a single scoop it will cost $3.80 (after tax) and a double scoop will run $5.01. Also, for Mother’s Day you can get a cake in the shape of a designer purse with the initials BR in bright pink.

Cold Stone Creamery
1949 E. Camelback Road, Ste. 142
Special for Mother’s Day will be a Strawberry Passion Cake. Or you can try two featured yogurt flavors for the month: Brownie Points with Oreo cookies and fudge, or Banana Bread Batter Crunch with pecans.

The Chill Frozen Yogurt
5810 N. 16th St.
(down from the Phoenix City Grille)
With fun, tie-dye decor and a laidback atmosphere, The Chill is a great place to bring the family or hang out with friends. Choose from 12 frozen yogurt flavors and more than 50 toppings to make a unique treat just the way you like it; cost is 44 cents an ounce. Or have one of the friendly staff members turn your favorite treats into a smoothie. Hours are noon to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, noon to 10 p.m. Friday, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.

The Gelato Spot
3164 E. Camelback Road
(in the Safeway shopping center)
Special for North Central News readers: text “Italy” to 30364 to get a 20-percent off coupon in May. Single scoop: $3.89; double scoop: $4.79. The featured flavor in May is Coppa Confuso, the “confused cup” in Italian. It’s a mix of chocolate, vanilla, hazelnuts and pistachios.

Jamba Juice
4811 N. 16th Street
Get $2 off all Classic Smoothies through May 20. Flavors include Banana Berry, Aloha Pineapple and Strawberry Surf Rider. The regular cost for a 16-ounce drink is $4.80 but with the $2 discount it will be $2.49 with tax. The 22-ounce will cost $3.34 and a 32-ounce will be $4.11.

Mary Coyle Ice Cream
5521 N. 7th Ave.
(north of Missouri Ave.)
Single scoop: $3.01; double scoop: $4.32, with a regular cone. Get your ice cream in a homemade waffle cone and a single scoop will cost $3.25 and a double scoop will cost you $4.45. Looking ahead to July, Mary Coyle will feature a fresh peach flavor.

New Orleans Sno Ball
5809 N. 7th St.
Authentic shaved ice, which differs greatly from a snow cone because the flavors stay in the ice and don’t settle on the bottom of the cup. Cost is $1.75 for a 16-ounce Sno Ball, $2.75 for a 24-ounce, or $3.75 for a large 33-ounce. Select from flavors such as Dill Pickle or Cajun Red Hot, Buttered Popcorn and Orchid Cream Vanilla. If you want just a splash of sour, choose from three sour flavors to be sprayed on top of your Sno Ball.

Pink Spot
49 W. Thomas Road
Single scoop: $2.90; double scoop: $5.19. Waffle cones are made on site and range in price from 75 cents to 95 cents, depending on if they are dipped in sauces or sprinkles. Look for the Blue Moon, a special Michigan treat, or flavors like Peach Habanero Sorbet, Pear and Gorgonzola, and White Lavender. When July rolls around the Pink Spot will have Lobster Ice Cream. Think butter pecan without the nuts but with lobster tail in it, says the marketing department.

Twirl Frozen Yogurt
4700 N. Central Ave.
Get a punch card started for more savings. Twirl offers 10 flavors of frozen yogurt, more than 45 toppings and six sauces to dazzle your taste buds. Cost is 40 cents an ounce. You can even get non-dairy and gluten-free flavors. Twirl also offers free WiFi.

2045 E. Camelback Road, Suite A16A
The cost is 45 cents an ounce, with more than 60 toppings available. Non-fat, low-fat, and gluten-free flavors also are available. Customer favorites include Salted Caramel. Yogurtology also offers a number of sorbets that are favored by customers.

Zoyo Yogurt
1139 E. Glendale Ave.
Do you like sour over sweet? Then try the Be My Lemontine. The cost is 42 cents an ounce. A customer favorite is Cake Better. You can pick from more than 60 toppings and sauces to jazz up your treat. Follow Zoyo Yogurt on Facebook and get special discounts all month long. Named Phoenix’s best frozen yogurt by Phoenix Magazine.


  • Patty Talahongva

    Patty Talahongva is a Hopi journalist, documentary producer, and news executive. She was the first Native American anchor of a national news program in the United States and is involved in Native American youth and community development projects.