Handel’s Ice Cream, the Ohio-based shop founded by company matriarch Alice Handel in 1945, will take up residence in Queen Creek Marketplace, located at 21182 S Ellsworth Loop Rd, as well as Tempe Marketplace this November according to franchisee Terry Keenen.
“We’re excited to continue to bring Handel’s homemade ice cream flavors to The Valley, where all of our stores make their 48 flavors in-house, every day,” says Keenen.
More than just your average ice cream shop, Handel’s goes well beyond mere cones and cups, serving up more than 100 flavors – of which any given location stocks more than 45 on any given day – in banana splits, shakes, four scoop samplers, and ice cream sandwiches, with other signature offerings such as Handel Pops, featuring vanilla, chocolate, or mint chocolate chip ice cream hand-dipped in gourmet chocolate, as well as Hurricanes, or vanilla ice cream blended up with various treats like cookie dough, M&Ms, Oreo, and more.
Handel’s prides itself on “[upholding] the traditions Alice started all those years ago,” including, “making each batch fresh daily to using her original methods and recipes,” which have their origins in the fresh fruit that Alice would pick from her own backyard.
Simply put, “we’re still sharing our homemade ice cream and serving the communities we love so much one scoop at a time.”