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It’s officially spring, with temperatures in the valley hitting the 80s this week. With the sun and the beautiful days ahead, it’s time to talk about frozen desserts: ice cream, gelato, the refreshing sweets you want as soon as the valley warms up. Here, we’re sharing three places for frozen desserts that our writers have recently enjoyed. You don’t have to be a foodie to enjoy these lovely cold, sweet flavors.

Boxes of ice cream and sorbet.

Chris malloy

Luna Gelateria and Cafeteria in Scottsdale
Stefano Fabbri, owner of Pomo Pizzeria Napoletana, has opened Luna Gelateria & Cafeteria in the former Forno Fabbri space. Each sorbet at Luna is made entirely of fruit, water and sugar. The mango is lush, deep and tropical. The twisted mounds of gelato come mostly in traditional flavors. Fabbri makes Sicilian pistachio, stracciatella (milk base with chocolate shavings) and fior di latte (cream). He intends to make ice cream rolls using a sweet flatbread, ice cream sundaes, and even a flavor of ricotta ice cream. Luna has more than ice cream. Unfrozen products can be just as cool. Fabbri prepares several kinds of focaccia and the menu also includes panini, Roman style pizzas, salads and soup.

Mighty Moo Ice Cream.  - SAMANTHA PULSES

Mighty Moo Ice Cream.

Samantha Pouls

Mighty Moo Ice Cream in Youngtown
Mighty Moo Ice Cream in Youngtown serves over 30 flavors, running from a food trailer as well as a store front. Flavors include creative twists like Lemon Oreo, Haboob, Frankenstein, Reverse Root Beer Float, and Nutty Coffee. Haboob is made with caramel ice cream, toffee, Oreos, and chocolate chunks. The inverted root beer float is exactly that: root beer ice cream with vanilla soda. Frankenstein, a popular flavor, is constantly evolving, containing three to five layers of the store’s house flavors. Owner Colleen White uses an American style ice cream recipe to create flavors, all made on site and served in the store or on the trailer for events and parties.

Ice cream bars made for the camera.  - MEAGAN MASTRIANI

Ice cream bars made for the camera.

Meagan Mastriani

Pop ‘N Tea Bar in Phoenix
Fancy frozen treats called Diamond Bars are the signature dish at the all-new Pop ‘N Tea Bar, a frozen dessert shop on McDowell Road in Phoenix that also serves slushies, smoothies, and teas. Plain Diamond Bars are available in 13 flavors of ice cream or sorbet. There is a range of choices ranging from classics like mint chocolate chips to more chic options like Sea Salt Caramel. The Deluxe version costs an additional dollar and is fully customizable. Choose between a half or a whole dip of milk, dark or white chocolate, then top it with two toppings. Go for a pairing like grated coconut and toasted pistachios, or maybe bits of Captain Crunch and rainbow nuggets. The possibilities seem endless, and so far we haven’t found a bad mix.