Minneapolis' Most Unique Ice Cream Flavors
One of the best parts of summer in Minneapolis? The ice cream. But not just any ice cream. Sure, you can still get chocolate or vanilla. But we're talking about those flavors and concoctions that you can't get anywhere else. Luckily, many of our ice cream shops are offering curbside pickup and/or delivery. Keep reading to see where to pick up some of the best scoops!
Would you like some glitter with that? Yep, at MN Nice Cream you can even get glitter on your cone, just ask! The thing to get here is one of their special cones. Try Dirt ‘N’ Worms with brownie, Oreo, fudge and gummy worms. Or the “Fun Cone” with fruity pebbles, gummies, sprinkles, and glitter. Or our personal favorite, the Camper Cone with toasted marshmallow, graham crackers, peanut butter, granola and caramel. And of course, don’t forget to snap a pic of your Instagram-worthy cone!
*Outdoor service only. Order at the outdoor trailer. Visit their website for more details.
La La Homemade Ice Cream is all about variety. They have 16-18 flavors on rotation at any given time, and while they definitely offer the classics, our favorites are the ones that push the boundaries a little. Sweet basil vanilla, parsley mint, rhubarb, and the “Good Girl” which is made with lavender and burnt honey. Bonus: many of their flavors are dairy-free and vegan!
*Open for walk-up service and curbside pickup. Check their website for more details.
During the summer months, you’ll often find a line at Milkjam full of people waiting to try their most recent creations. Don’t let it scare you off – it moves quickly and it’s completely worth it! If the names of their concoctions don’t lure you (“Cereal Killers” – orange coriander milk with candied fruity pebbles, or “Ridin Duuurty” – oreo milk with oreo chunks and salted peanut butter), their flavor combinations certainly will. They even offer donut ice cream sandwiches. Yes, you read that right. They have dairy free, vegan, and gluten free flavors too!
*Open for takeaway service (no seating available), curbside pickup & delivery. Check their website for more details.
Specializing in vegan treats, Crepe & Spoon is more than just your typical ice cream shop. Their flavors are always rotating, but expect things like avocado lemon (actually made from avocados!), carrot cake, soy sauce caramel, and matcha. They also have a rotating crepe menu that includes combinations like vegan meatball, pepperoni pizza, and vegan bacon mac n cheese. Even if you’re not a vegan, it’s worth a stop!
*Curbside pickup available. Check their website for more details.
New to the ice cream scene, Bebe Zito serves up unique flavor combinations that have us drooling. Peanut Butter Puppy Chow, Animal Frosting, Tres Leches w/ Strawberry Churros, and Lemon Party are just a few we have our eyes on. They also have a variety of vegan and gluten free options.
*Walk-ups and takeaway available. Check their website for more details.
Sebastian Joe’s is a Minneapolis classic. It’s one of the go-to’s for locals to get their ice cream fix. While their flavors aren’t always as outrageous as some mentioned above, we can’t possibly have a round-up of ice cream shops without telling you about Sebastian Joe’s. Grab a homemade cone and a scoop or two of our favorite, Nicollet Avenue Pothole (chocolate, caramel, Heath bar chunks, fudge truffles, fudge swirl, sea salt). If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, try the honey cinnamon crisp, Danish nut roll, or vegan Oreo.
*Currently open. Curbside pickup also available. Check their Facebook page for more details.
New within the Minneapolis ice cream scene, La Michoacana Pink Ice Cream serves up unique ice cream flavors you might find in Mexico. Think pine nut, strawberries and cream, and even tequila. You also can't miss their case of fresh fruit popsicles, sold for just $3.