Wickenburg, Arizona home of the world’s team roping competition! But we were here to visit our niece and her family.

We loaded the kids in the car and headed to Chaparral Homemade Ice Cream store where ice cream and bakery goods are made on premises. The kids loved the mint chocolate chip, cherry vanilla and cookie dough flavors.


I had the Hassayampa dark chocolate and it was rich and delicious. Ice creams are made with local honey and they pour in brewed coffee for the cappuccino flavor.

Since the weather was screaming hot at 105 degrees, we all screamed for ice cream!

How could we not stop in a place with the intriguing name of Gila Monster Eatery.

Pies are made fresh, like the cherry and lemon chess pies. Making a good crust is an art and who’d guess such a good pie would be in Wickenburg. Must be for the hungry cowboys after team roping!

Chaparral Homemade Ice Cream

472 E Wickenburg Way www.chaparralicecreamandcafe.com

The Gila Monster Eatery Ft. Pies

1235 W Wickenburg Way  928.684.9983