For Immediate Release
Minneapolis (July 16, 2019) Traditional or vegan, in a cup or on a cone, for dessert on Wednesday eve or all day on the weekend – let’s face it, it’s always a good time to have any kind of ice cream. So, on July 21, we celebrate National Ice Cream Day on its 35th anniversary by trying out the five most unique ice cream flavors in Minneapolis:
- Izzy’s Guinness
Two summer favorites in one? This ice cream manages to maintain the beer flavor without the buzz. But why stop there? Famous for their “Izzy’s scoop,” the extra little scoop that comes with every cone or dish, means you can have your choice among the rotating lineup of 150 flavors and try something you haven’t before, too. You can even sign up for an email alerting you of when your faves are in house.
- Edward’s Dessert Kitchen Avocado Lime Sorbet
Edwards Dessert Kitchen is a North Loop neighborhood expert in sweet treats with a twist, especially when it comes to their ice cream. House made and delicious, the vegan and gluten-free Avocado Lime Sorbet is a lighter treat anytime; or check out the specials during EDK Ice Cream Social (also known as “happiest hour”) Tuesdays – Fridays from 3 to 6 p.m. with $5 deals on a rotating selection of house-made ice cream sandwiches, sundaes and floats alongside half-off draught beer and wine.
- Sweet Chow Thai Basil Mint & Birds Eye Chili
You might want to hurry over if you are drawn to this flavor, as the scratch-made ice cream at Sweet Chow changes weekly. But you’re sure to find other unique, Asian-inspired flavors like Ginger Matcha, Vietnamese Coffee and Thai Tea at their Sweet Ice Cream Shop that opens at noon daily in their North Loop historic building.
- MN Nice Cream Camper Cone
Northeast Minneapolis’ MN Nice Cream is the place to go for an Instagram-worthy cone with a sparkle – yes, that’s edible glitter on top (and it’s free). Our favorite, the Camper Cone, is soft-serve with toasted marshmallow, graham crackers, peanut butter, granola, caramel and, of course, glitter.
- Milkjam Creamery Cereal Killer
Orange coriander milk with candied Fruity Pebbles are among many unique flavors by Chef Sameh Wadi. At Milkjam, why settle for boring names or just one or two scoops? Have a flight of four, “all of them” – literally, or add Glam Doll Donuts with your choice of flavor to create a “Jam Bun.”
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More hot spots for cool treats
Along with the many ice cream and sweets shops in Minneapolis, there are some special pop-ups where you can treat yourself this summer:
- Get out to downtown’s renovated Nicollet (Minneapolis’ main street) for the “10,000 Scoops Challenge” on July 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to eat ice cream for a good cause. Free Moose Tracks from Kemps ice cream will be given out by surprise local celebrity scoopers to the first 10,000 hot and hungry souls while Kemps matches $1 per scoop for the Salvation Army. Don’t deny a charity this money – show up and eat the ice cream.
- Minneapolis is celebrating its annual Sister Cities Day on July 21 from 1-5 p.m. at Nicollet Island Pavilion. There will be a free ice cream social, as well as musicians and performers representing a half dozen of Minneapolis’ 12 sister cities.
- Local brand Love Your Melon’s Melon Treats is available in their adorable North Loop shop now through Sept. 1, 2019, with ice cream from Blue Bunny available for purchase. They’ll donate 50% of profits to pediatric cancer research, therapeutic treatments and family support, just like their other product sales. Select up to three flavors with sprinkles and a sugar cone on top Monday through Friday, 4 to 10 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, noon to 10 p.m.
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