PHOENIX – There’s no better way to cool down on a hot summer day than with ice cream! According to Yelp, Novel Ice Cream in Downtown reigns supreme.
Find unique flavors like ‘Honey Lavender’ and ‘Fat Elvis’ at this gourmet ice cream shop or create your own ice cream dream with their waffle ice cream sandwiches and warm donut buns + cereal toppings!
We spoke with owner, Brandon Douglas about how his concept came to be and how important the local community is in supporting his business. When you enter the ‘cottage’ as Douglas calls it, you’re immediately welcomed by the employees.
The shop is small, but it’s mighty with color and nostalgia. A sense of familiarity and home are a few of the words that come to mind when you walk in. The walls are hand-painted with neon ice cream characters, there’s a variety of local, soda pops to choose from and the flavors of the ice cream are constantly changing.
What more does your inner child need?
Douglas, originally from Oregon, is a local businessman through and through. He shops local and he supports local. His ice cream shop even stays open until 1am on Fridays and Saturdays – now that is a man for the people.
So, what’re you waiting for? Support your local business and give the #1 ice cream shop in the states, a try – you won’t regret it.