A month or so ago I was introduced by a friend to an amazing ice cream store called Sweet Republic , which we are lucky enough to have fairly close to where we live.
It is an independently owned store, modern and bright, and it is a member of Local First Arizona which is important to me.
It offers "hand crafted, artisan ice cream, made with all natural ingredients, and locally sourced fresh milk and cream. The sorbets are made from seasonal fruits."
I am not a huge fan of sweet foods such as ice cream, but I have to say I cannot speak highly enough about this place.
Flavors are original to say the least, and I have never had one that I did not like, although I have many more to try.
A special mention is deserved for the Cheese Course Duo ice cream, which is a "pairing of Roquefort blue cheese and Arizona Medjool dates", and for the Basil Lime Sorbet which is made from "fresh basil leaves and zesty lime". The Coconut Sorbet made from "real shredded coconut in rich coconut cream" is also to die for.
I took the girls back recently and although we arrived a little early before they were open,