New ice cream shop serves up cold treats, hot pudding

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

MESA, Ariz. -- It may not feel like ice cream weather, but how does hot pudding sound? That's what a new shop at the Mesa Riverwalk is whipping up.

iCream Cafe serves up everything from hot pudding to cool sorbets, all made with liquid nitrogen. In minutes, you can have the customized dessert of your choice.

The hot desserts are something pretty unique for an ice cream shop. "It's something that we provide that most people don't," says owner Jon Cooper. But it's a Chicago-based franchise, so what else would you expect from the Windy City?

Whatever treat you crave, you can probably find it here. You have the ability to create your own hot or cold goodies from scratch right in the store. The rapid-freezing, super sweet liquid nitrogen machine instantly freezes the customized treat into a uniquely smooth and creamy dessert.

Choose ice cream, yogurt, sorbet, hot pudding, or a shake. Then pick the flavor and fresh fruit or candy toppings. You can spoil yourself or go healthy: fill up with smooth iCream ice cream, or go light with non-fat yogurt topped with fresh fruit.

iCream Cafe has been open since the end of November. "People are really happy we're here," says Cooper. "They say they've really been missing dessert around here, so this is something good."

Mesa Riverview
929 N. Dobson Road
Mesa, AZ  85201
(480) 610-6345

Mon – Thurs: 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Fri – Sat: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.