If your’re like my family, you eat ice cream all year around. I just bundle up a little more in the winter if I eat it. One of our daughters seems to think that ice cream just might be one of the food groups. Unfortunately, some of our favorite ice cream shoppes are not open all year round. A bit of a bummer, but it does make us a bit more excited when they do finally, open for the season. I am going to mention just three seasonal ice cream places, but of course I am sure there are a lot more around the state.
This first one is located in Bloomington. When we discovered it several years ago, it was a bit difficult to locate any information about it. Could not even find a phone number, thankfully they now have a FB page. They even counted down the days until they opened for the season on their page. It’s called Scoops Ice Cream & More, pretty self explanatory and a great place. Located on the west side of Bloomington. They opened for the season on March 18th.
The next spot is located in the south metro also. With an interesting name…COW interrupted! Ice Cream Studio. Located in dowtown Farmington. My Dad, a retired dairy farmer, really got a kick out of this place, not just the name, but some of the pictures as well. They just opened on April 1st for the season.
The third spot, many of you may have discovered as it is a little more well known. Yes… Nelson’s Ice Cream in Stillwater, and a second location in St. Paul. Probably the largest ice cream portion sizes ever! Maybe bigger than your head or very close to it. The portion sizes make for an interesting treat on a hot summer day. Nelson’s will be opening this coming week on April 8th for the season.
So if you’re like my family, frequently wandering and having adventures, put these on your list for a treat. I wish they were open all year round but that just means we have something to look forward to.