Best Ice Cream

Hub Restaurant and Ice Creamery

Tucsonans, rejoice! It has been a few years since Austin's died its dismal death, and in those years since, we've ventured down the gelato trails in search of quality locally made frozen desserts. While gelato is good—and there are some excellent gelato establishments here in town—it isn't true ICE CREAM. But Hub has come to save the day! They make their own ice cream, and it's true, premium, real, serious ice cream, in flavors like Mexican wedding cookie, salted caramel, vanilla lavender and, on a recent visit, a brilliant concoction called caliche (rocky road with a spicy kick). It's cold. It's creamy. It's magically fluffy. It feels like a silky cloud on your tongue. It's actually ice cream.

Runners up:

2. Frost, a Gelato Shoppe

7131 N. Oracle Road, Suite 101


7301 E. Tanque Verde Road


2905 E. Skyline Drive, No. 286


3. TIE

Allegro il Gelato Naturale

446 N. Campbell Ave., No. 120


Cold Stone Creamery

Various locations