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 edible 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 “Fun Cone” with fruity pebbles, gummies, sprinkles, and cake pop. Or “Gone Bananas” with puppy chow, sprinkles, peanuts, PB sauce and (of course) bananas. Or our personal favorite, the Camper Cone with toasted marshmallow, graham crackers, peanut butter, granola and caramel. Plus, don’t forget to snap a pic of your Instagram-worthy cone!
La La Homemade Ice Cream is all about variety. They have 16 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. Try sweet basil vanilla, Mango Pineapple Ginger, rhubarb, and the “Good Girl” which is made with lavender, almond milk and burnt honey. Bonus: many of their flavors are dairy-free and vegan!
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 have vegan and gluten-free flavors, too!
Specializing in vegan treats, Crepe & Spoon is more than just your typical ice cream shop. Their flavors are always rotating, but expect things like citrus saffron, rose cardamom, and ube. They also have a rotating crepe menu that includes combinations like vegan ham & cheese, pesto & sausage, and elote. Even if you’re not a vegan, it’s worth a stop!
Bebe Zito serves up unique flavor combinations that have us drooling. Peanut Butter Puppy Chow, Animal Frosting, Tres Leches w/ Strawberry Churros, and Brazilian Brigadeiro Chocolate are just a few we have our eyes on. They also have a variety of vegan and gluten-free options.
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.
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.