How do you know if you’re having a good summer? It all depends on how many scoops of ice cream you’ve eaten throughout the summer months, right? We love eating ice cream all year long but when it comes to summer there’s no limit on how many times we’re going out for ice cream. In June we asked, where’s your favorite spot for ice cream in Roseville or Minneapolis & Saint Paul, and you responded! We couldn’t choose a top 5 or a top 10 out of the responses so we listed all 11 of your favorite Twin Cities ice cream spots. BRB, going out for ice cream!
Izzy’s Ice Cream
Located in both Minneapolis & Saint Paul, Izzy’s Ice Cream is a favorite throughout the Twin Cities when it comes to scoops of ice cream. Their list of flavors is HUGE with 23 different flavors just for chocolate (whaaaaat?!). They even have a trademarked scoop called the Izzy Scoop; a 3/4-ounce scoop giving you a little extra ice cream on top of your ice cream. We can definitely get on board (and in line) for that!
“Izzy’s Ice Cream! The flavors are fun and the Izzy’s scoop is the perfect size for my 3 year old. The Izzy’s cones are so cute too! An added bonus is that it is right next to Choo Choo Bob’s” – Debbie I.
The Original Malt Shop
Proudly serving Roseville since 1986, The Original Malt Shop knows classic ice cream favorites like malts, sundaes, floats, and ice cream sodas. How will you pick between 20 classic malt flavors, 12 signature malt flavors, and 10 sundae toppings? Don’t ask us, but before you choose, make sure to ask about their flavor malt of the day (to make it even more difficult)! The rest of their menu is serving classic diner food from hamburgers to sandwiches to famous chili and chicken noodle soup. It’s safe to say that you’ll leave happy!
Grand Ole Creamery
How does a scoop of your favorite ice cream in a homemade, hand-rolled, malted waffle cone with a whopper in the bottom sound? We’ll take two, please! Grand Ole Creamery on Grand Ave in Saint Paul has been serving the Twin Cities their super-premium ice cream for over 30 years. They create 200+ flavors of ice cream and offer 31 flavors on the menu every day; great excuse to visit every day! Not in Saint Paul? Visit their shop in Minneapolis.
“Cotton candy flavored ice cream at Grand Ole Creamery in St. Paul” – Nuria M.
Patti’s Ice Cream
Old fashioned hand dipped ice cream in 40+ flavors makes ordering ice cream at Patti’s Ice Cream in Roseville easy, right? We think not. Add in a variety of sodas to mix with these 40+ flavors to make a float and you’re in for a heck of a time when trying to order. To satisfy your sweet cravings even more take a look at their nostalgic candy throughout the store. Your sweet tooth will love it!
“Definitely Patti’s Ice Cream in Roseville!” – Julie W.
Conny’s Creamy Cone
Open seasonally from March to October, Conny’s Creamy Cone serves 24+ soft serve flavors offering cones, malts, shakes, flurries, sundaes, the list goes on. If you’re looking for lunch or dinner before your ice cream (or after), they serve hot dogs, hamburgers, mini corn dogs, and other fast food staples. If you can’t live without Conny’s when they’re closed for the winter, stock up on their items to go!
“Conny’s Creamy Cone on Dale and Maryland. It’s a summer staple, then a sit by Como Lake while you eat, watching the birds fly by, lounging in the sun, just being.” – Patrice M.
The oldest ice cream shop on our list is the popular American ice cream standard, Dairy Queen, which has been in business since 1940. We all know Dairy Queen for their Blizzard treats, chocolate dipped cones, Peanut Buster Parfaits, Dilly Bars, DQ cakes… the list goes on. Try their Blizzard of the month for a flavor twist on a fan favorite. Fun fact: the oldest Dairy Queen in Minnesota can be found in Roseville on Lexington Ave.
Nelson’s Ice Cream
If you’re looking for the largest scoop of ice cream in the Twin Cities then head on over to Nelson’s Ice Cream (in Stillwater and Saint Paul) where they’re serving BIG scoops of ice cream that you dream about. If their BIG scoops aren’t big enough then go for The Lumberjack — 5 softball-sized scoops of your favorite flavors and a choice of toppings. Finish every last melted drop and you’ll forever be on their “Wall of Fame”.
“It’s a little south from Roseville but Nelson’s Ice Cream in Saint Paul is my favorite. For only a couple dollars you get the biggest bowl or cone of ice cream imaginable. I recommend sharing the kids size but some can tackle it alone!” – Sarah G.
Dar’s Double Scoop
Come take a selfie with the giant ice cream cone outside of Dar’s Double Scoop after ordering a jumbo cone of your own! Over 32 flavors of ice cream can make choosing your scoops VERY difficult so just ask to get a sample before making the ultimate decision. In the mood for something extra special? Try an ice cream float or the Brownie Hot Fudge Delight or a banana split (made to your liking!). Or skip the ice cream (yeah right!) and order a pizza with scratch made dough and baked in their brick pizza ovens.
Cup and Cone
You can get a .70 kiddie cone at Cup and Cone in White Bear Lake — is this real life!? You won’t find anything over $6 on their ice cream menu of cones, cups, shakes/malts, sundaes, slushies, floats/freezes, etc. Pack up the entire family (extended family included) for ice cream on you! Satisfy your savory cravings easily with their sandwich menu with 12 different choices. They definitely know what they’re doing after 40+ years of business.
“Cup and Cone in White Bear Lake. The cones are huge and priced right. Plus it is family owned and we love supporting our community.” – Jamie K.
Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt
If you’re more of a frozen yogurt fan than an ice cream fan then Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt in Saint Paul is the “ice cream” spot for you. All of the frozen yogurt flavors are custom blends that you will only find at Menchie’s — that’s 100+ flavors. Once you’ve found your go to yogurt flavor the fun begins with toppings ranging from fresh fruit to frosted animal crackers to marshmallow topping. Sprinkle/spoon your toppings of choice on top & BOOM, custom frozen yogurt of your dreams.
Cold Front in Saint Paul knows that you can’t choose just ONE flavor of ice cream, that’s why they have the Snowball Flight; four ice cream flavors on mini cones — so cute. They have normal cones, milkshakes, malts, sundaes, etc. for those looking for the basics but there’s nothing basic about their toppings, i.e. candied bacon! Coffee favorites and fountain soda drinks are also on the menu.
“Cold Front in Saint Paul! They have the cutest ice cream flights – perfect for when you can’t decide on just one flavor!” – Krystel C.
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