The human mouth, which maintains a near-boiling temperature, needs to be constantly cooled by liquid-nitrogen pills or a jaw-mounted mouth fan. Take a more delicious route to cooling your maw with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of ice cream and desserts at Udder Delights in Gilbert. Udder Delights tickles taste buds with premium ice cream made from locally produced milk, cream, and fresh ingredients. Awaken sweet teeth with one of 12 daily varieties, including bubblegum, cinnamon streusel, and butter pecan. The everyday menu is supplemented by a rotating cast of monthly new flavors, which in November included red velvet and lemon-fennel cheesecake. Contrast cold and warm with pastry chef Jennifer Johnson's sweet and savory treats, such as custom cakes, cupcakes, pies, cookies, and cannoli. Her custom cakes are made with an artist's touch and have included designs such as the Phoenix Cardinals logo, Pittsburgh Steelers helmet, and a Phoenix Cardinals logo hugging a Pittsburgh Steelers helmet.
The Phoenix New Times awarded Udder Delights Best Chocolate Milkshake in 2009. The East Valley Tribune and the Phoenix New Times both featured it. Yelpers give it an average of 4.5 stars, and 91% of Urbanspooners like it.
- Step through the door of this Gilbert ice cream shop and you know you are in for a treat. We are here to recommend the chocolate milkshake, but frankly, the shop's case of homemade ice cream is so wowing that you may fill your stomach just by tasting samples. – Phoenix New Times
- The staff is friendly and knowledgeable about all the menu items. Try them out, then go back again and again because you will be hooked! – Rebekah Hayes Ortega, Urbanspoon
Brother-sister duo and third-generation dairy farmers Casey and Alison Stechnij grew up climbing haystacks and getting up at 5 a.m. to feed the animals. After they graduated from college, Casey returned to the dairy business and Alison left for the corporate world—but she yearned to return to her roots after more than a decade. Today, Casey and Alison have opened Superstition Farms for tours so that everyone can get a taste of the rural life and sample treats that garnered the business Edible Phoenix’s Local Hero Award in 2011 for best Food Artisan.
Casey, Alison, and their team transform their farm-fresh dairy products into homemade farmer's cheeses and delectable desserts available inside Udder Delights, the farm's "tastery." Handcrafted butter comes in flavors such as local honey, garlic, herbs de Provence, cinnamon, sea salt, and cranberry orange based on which TV dinners the cows chose the night before. The culinary team concocts small batches of ice cream using short lists of local ingredients to yield seasonal flavors such as sweet potato, cherry sorbet avocado, and chocolate birthday cake. When the New Times awarded Udder Delights their 2009 award for Best Chocolate Milkshake, they said it "hits every mark—chocolate taste, creaminess, and richness—on our checklist." Guests can order sea-salt-caramel cupcakes or request custom ice-cream cakes for birthday parties, graduation galas, and welcoming new freezers into the family.