“What’s cooler than being cool?” André 3000 asked in OutKast’s 2003 hit “Hey Ya!” His answer, and our inspiration for August eating: “Ice cold!”
Local Pop Co.
Pick an ice pop – flavors include strawberries and cream, chocolate fudge and cucumber lime – and this Gilbert-based treat purveyor will deliver to your door. localpopco.com
Almost everything at this Asian-influenced treat shop (with locations in Surprise and Chandler) is bracingly cold: fresh fruit refreshers, slushies, smoothies and milk tea. sumosnow.com
Pop ’N Tea Bar
Slurp a matcha milk tea or chomp on a sorbetto diamond bar, which you order dipped in dark, white or milk chocolate
and gilded with two toppings. popntea.com
Enjoy a sundae, seasonal scoop of Peaches ’n Honey or an energizing affogato (pro tip: sub Vietnamese coffee ice cream for the vanilla) at this nostalgic Phoenix shop. churnaz.com
Indulge in a float or milkshake at this North Scottsdale spot, which also boasts fresh baked goods. sweetprovisionsaz.com
Huss Brewing Co.
Slushies get the adult treatment at Huss’ Uptown Plaza taproom.Grown-ups can enjoy Papago Orange Blossom slushies while kids enjoy nonalcoholic watermelon. hussbrewing.com