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The Best Ice Cream Sundaes in Tucson

A favorite treat for families has always been the ice cream sundae, as it is perfect for sharing!

Did you know in the 1800s there was a Blue Law on the books that made it illegal to sell soda on
Sundays? This was a big problem for those that enjoyed ice cream floats (soda + ice cream).
Pharmacies had to find another way to convince people to buy ice cream on Sundays, so they
replaced the soda with chocolate sauce. Some say that’s how it got it’s “sundae” name for
Sunday and others say it was ice cream that was left over from Sunday and sold on another

Learn more about the sundae’s origin from
For #NationalSundaeDay we are breaking down the best sundaes we found in town!

The Screamery


Made from scratch in our hometown! They are Arizona’s first ice cream pasteurizers.  All of their ice creams are made locally by using whole and natural ingredients mixed with premium milk and cream that contains no hormones or added fillers 

Sundae Pick: Banana Split – A traditional banana split served with 3 scoops of ice cream with fresh bananas and topped with your choice of sauces and homemade whipped cream. ($7.95)

3 Tucson locations:

Houghton Location – 50 South Houghton Road, Suite 120


Speedway Location – 2445 E. Speedway Blvd, Suite 145


Congress Location – 250 E. Congress St


Sundaze Yogurt

Sundaze Yogurt is a family-owned business in the foothills since 2002.  At Sundaze Yogurt they care about what they sell.  In addition to these amazing make-your-own sundaes, they offer non-fat frozen yogurt, sugar-free frozen yogurt, fresh smoothies, and yogurt pies. With more than 75 flavors in their repertoire, there is always something new to choose from.  

Sundae Pick: Make your own 

4777 E. Sunrise Dr.


Licks Ice Cream and Coffee

Licks is a recently opened ice cream shop located on the Northwest side.  They specialize in cereal-infused ice cream and Bubble waffles.  If you’re looking for a delicious small-town experience, head to Licks Ice Cream and Coffee.

Sundae Pick: Classic 3 scoops Sundae ($7.50) or a make-your-own in a signature bubble waffle!

16130 N Oracle Rd

Jeremiah’s Italian Ice

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Though not a classic sundae, Jeremiah’s modern twist on the ice cream sundae is the Gelati: the perfect layering of ice cream & soft Ice Cream, you can even add layers of cookie crumbles! Marana location is coming soon!

Northwest Tucson Location:

7348 N Oracle Rd


Little Anthony’s Diner

 For a classic, fun, family-oriented fifties-style diner, look no further than Little Anthony’s Diner.  

Delicious Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Desserts, Amazing Burgers, Hand-Tossed Homemade Pizza! 

Sundae Pick: Brownie Sundae Delight ($5.29)

7010 E. Broadway Blvd