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Churn

Ice Cream Shop and Dessert Shop$$$$
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  • The folks at Phoenix New Times and Serious Eats like this place. Would you agree?
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  • Nisha K.
    "and the flavors?! pretzel cone?! amazing little place!"(7 Tips)
    Sophia C.
    "Strawberry and peanut butter ice cream together is my fav"(8 Tips)
    Andy F.
    "Homemade ice cream and try the banana if they have it!!!"(4 Tips)
    J Z.
    "... sink cookies and the Fat Elvis is really good"(2 Tips)
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  • Phoenix New Times
    Phoenix New TimesAugust 5, 2014
    If you've got a sweet tooth after dining at the restaurant/bar Windsor in Central Phoenix, you'll want to stop by their adjoining sweet shop, Churn, afterward for some stellar homemade ice cream. Read more
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMay 6, 2014
    This friendly shop stocks a dozen flavors at a time, ranging from chocolate sorbet to Peaches 'n Honey ice cream. Try an ice cream cookie sandwich, made with fresh-baked cookies and a giant scoop.
  • Phoenix New Times
    Phoenix New TimesJanuary 14, 2013
    2012 Best of Phoenix Winner: Best Ice Cream! Incredible seasonal offerings but what really takes it over the top are the unique offering of ice cream vessels! Read more
  • JK G.
    JK GrenceJune 18, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Peanut butter and any fruit (especially blackberry) on a pretzel cone is a killer combo. There is also something to be said for the simple pleasure of a cone of their excellent vanilla.
  • Cortney K.
    Cortney KaminskiNovember 18, 2013
    YUMM! I first went to try their S'mores Sundae, but I keep coming back to try all of their other fun treats! I am a huge candy fan, so the vintage candies they carry are also a huge draw for me!
  • Nydia A.
    Nydia AlvarezJuly 10, 2015
    I love this place! Their strawberry shortcake is the best ice cream dessert I've had in a while. Expect a long line and hard to find parking in the evening. But it's worth it!
  • Alejandra G.
    Alejandra GuillenNovember 17, 2013
    Best ice cream ever and cutest decor ever! I like to keep things simple and order a scoop of the strawberry ice cream, but the Salted Caramel Lil Freezie was awesome when I had it!
  • Nisha K.
    Nisha KatariaAugust 4, 2013
    The best dessert shop in Phx! Obviously they have ice cream, but their cookies and bars are so beautiful. and the flavors?! pretzel cone?! amazing little place! Super clean as well.
  • Joe J.
    Joe JohnstonSeptember 20, 2011
    A newcomer, but a nice place. Remember their ice cream is creamy so the flavor intensity is not at the top end of the scale. Large scoops! Get a cocktail at the adjoining Windsor first.
  • Bill F.
    Bill FairSeptember 4, 2011
    Try the Elvis! Peanut butter ice cream with bananas and salted calmer sauce. $5.00!
  • Phoenix New Times
    Phoenix New TimesJuly 8, 2013
    Served in a plain to-go coffee cup, a Churn chocolate milkshake doesn't have a striking appearance. But it doesn't matter, because the shake is cold and has the perfect icy texture. Read more
  • Libby H.
    Libby HagedonFebruary 16, 2013
    Seriously the basic vanilla is awesome. Delish in a waffle cone. Punch card = sixth ice cream is free, so fast for A reward card!
  • Alexander J.
    Alexander JrDecember 4, 2014
    You have to have to have to have the tiramisu ice cream. The toffee is the bomb.com. The egg no is really good too.
  • Veronica A.
    Salted chocolate chip cookies sandwich with butter pecan is amazing!!! Fyi it closes at 11pm every day... it's wrong on google & yelp
  • Terry T.
    Terry T.April 25, 2011
    They have some really awesome flavors like Vietnamese coffee. I really like the wild blueberry. But I was really disappointed by how small one scoop was--considering it cost me $3.
  • Seth H.
    Seth HoloweikoMay 16, 2015
    Incredible ice cream (with alcohol from time to time) and an incredible wall of old tapes in the walkway to Windsor next door.
  • Alyssa H.
    Alyssa HirschFebruary 3
    They don't have a huge selection to choose from, but the flavors they have are top notch. Their mint chip is great!
  • Nam L.
    Nam LuuMarch 30, 2013
    Some of the best ice cream I've ever had! Very rich and creamy. unique flavors like Vietnamese Coffee are cool too.
  • huiline
    huilineOctober 20, 2013
    OK can I love ice cream. Mint chocolate cookie and burnt coconut. Upward Projects set up a number of sister businesses next door.
  • Vianka V.
    Vianka VillaNovember 18, 2013
    If you love peanut butter ice cream then this place is perfect for you. The peanut butter ice cream is too delicious.
  • Matt R.
    Matt RileyOctober 10, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Peanut butter with salted caramel is truly spectacular! And the caramel is not over salted like other places. 🍧
  • Shane W.
    Shane WalshSeptember 30, 2013
    Good ice cream. The place is real small and the staff felt overwhelmed. The atmosphere is amazing.
  • Eric K.
    Great sweet ending after a meal at Windsor next door! Butter Pecan ice-cream is to die for! 2 scoops for $3.50.
  • Laura G A.
    Laura G AdamsOctober 26, 2014
    The seasonal Hocus Pocus freeze and candy corn ice cream is fantastic! The Elvis is a good traditional treat!
  • Saunders S.
    Saunders StaleyJune 19, 2013
    Homemade Ice cream between homemade cookies of your choice.
  • J Z.
    J ZoellickAugust 9, 2014
    Love the old time candy and the kitchen sink cookies and the Fat Elvis is really good
  • Aaron S.
    Aaron SJune 23, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Is there a better chocolate fix in PHX than at Churn? I can't imagine anything beating the double chocolate ice cream...
  • Siera S.
    Siera SantosApril 23, 2013
    Girl working here recommended a sandwich of chocolate chip cookies and butter pecan ice cream. I'm not normally a butter pecan fan, but it was DELICIOUS!
  • ASU's Tempe Campus
    ASU's Tempe CampusJune 25, 2012
    Has the feel of an old school candy shop plus yummy ice cream and coffee/tea.
  • Katie S.
    Katie StoellerDecember 22, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Cookie and mint ice cream - do it!! It's like mint choc chip meets cookies n cream only much better!
  • Tanya T.
    Tanya TomassoJuly 29, 2013
    Friendly staff... Fantastic ice cream sandwiches. Probably why This place is crazy busy!
  • Brittanie M.
    Brittanie McBrideSeptember 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    There are only two spots in the front and 15 min. limit - might have to do the "complimentary" valet in the back.
  • Andy F.
    Andy FrancoJuly 13, 2015
    Homemade ice cream and try the banana if they have it!!!
  • Nin N.
    Nin NOctober 21, 2015
    Their flavors are super rich but delicious and unique
  • Nick F.
    Nick FruendtJuly 22, 2016
    The line will be long but it will be worth the wait! Great ice cream
  • Matt W.
    Matt WarnerAugust 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    You can't go wrong with the Madagascar vanilla in a sugar cone
  • Vasundhara R.
    Vasundhara RayMay 1, 2016
    I picked Rocky Road and the rocks weren't delicious at all! My bad luck!😔😔😔
  • Luke W.
    Luke WhiteAugust 17, 2014
    Creamy thick ice cream. Natural flavors. Very good!
  • huiline
    huilineOctober 20, 2013
    Pure tastiest chocolate milkshake I've tried.
  • Jesse Thomas F.
    Jesse Thomas FosterAugust 20, 2012
    I would highly recommend the affogado. Ice cream with espresso? Yes please!
  • Brittanie M.
    Brittanie McBrideSeptember 9, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    They have a punch card! Also, avoid the pretzel cone - may seem novel, but it's no good.
  • Jennifer N.
    Jennifer NorbyApril 8, 2015
    You've gotta try the s'mores sundae. It's epic.
  • Andrea
    AndreaJanuary 12, 2014
    Loved the peanut butter ice cream and pretzel cone!
  • Aaron E.
    Aaron EvansSeptember 20, 2013
    Try the Peanut Butter Ice Cream! Pretzel Cone?!? Ridiculous !!!
  • Derek V.
    Derek VaughanNovember 30, 2013
    They torch a freakin' marshmellow on the s'mores sundae. Delicious!
  • Sophia C.
    Sophia CandelariaOctober 8, 2015
    Strawberry and peanut butter ice cream together is my fav
  • Richard R.
    Richard RevillaMay 6, 2014
    Butter Pecan is out of this world.
  • Lauren ..
    Lauren .June 6, 2014
    Cookies & mint is to die for!
  • Regina P.
    Regina PauleyJanuary 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The blueberry yogurt is delish. Try it.
  • Stephen K. E.
    Best peanut butter ice cream, hands down.
  • huiline
    huilineOctober 25, 2013
    Mint chocolate cookie milkshake equals happiness.
  • Jackson F.
    Jackson FabianoJanuary 15, 2012
    Try the blueberry ice-cream it tastes better than it looks
  • Dan T.
    Dan TomichJune 28, 2016
    Great ice cream! Very good!
  • Nadia T.
    Nadia ThinksJanuary 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Vietnamese coffee in a pretzel cone!!!
  • Cami K.
    Cami KalmanJuly 28, 2011
    I agree with the tip about the toasted coconut. It's amazing!
  • iMondo  .
    iMondo  📱June 17, 2016
    I found fat Elvis!
  • Lauren T.
    Lauren TreinenJune 2, 2011
    try the toasted coconut ice cream..awesome!!!
  • Charlotte V.
    Charlotte VApril 10, 2016
    Double Chocolate ice cream is delicious!
  • Susan S.
    Susan Strauss WyattNovember 12, 2011
    Best homemade Butter Pecan Ice Cream ever.
  • Sammy C.
    Sammy CoopsNovember 10, 2013
    Watch out for people reaching over the glass. You're going to get a lot of reach overs.
  • Lindsay R.
    Lindsay RomasantaFebruary 5, 2012
    Be daring-try the pretzel cone. Nom nom.
  • natasha h.
    natasha hughesJanuary 12, 2012
    Best peanut butter ice cream mmm
  • Lisa P.
    Lisa PatelMarch 18, 2013
    Great homemade ice cream
  • Twigden Kendall Alma L.
    Great service, friendly staff.
  • Liliana D.
    Liliana DomOctober 11, 2014
    Peanut butter icecream drives you mad!!!
  • Seda B.
    Seda BasmaciJanuary 21, 2015
    Double chocolate icecream!
  • Si R.
    Si RobinsMay 13, 2011
    Big ass ice cream sandwiches — your choice of cookie(s)!
  • Simi F.
    Simi F.June 19, 2014
    chai ice cream!!!!!
  • Joe D.
    Joe DeNucciMay 19, 2012
    Blueberry yogurt hit the spot.
  • Randi
    RandiOctober 20, 2015
    amazing frosties!!
  • Miguel D.
    Miguel DittrichDecember 8, 2015
    Madagascar Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Yo C.
    Yo CApril 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Banana flavor!! Yumm
  • Chris C.
    Chris CopelandMarch 21, 2015
    Freezes rule
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