Do you eat ice cream all year around or is it more of a seasonal food? One of our daughters seems to think ice cream just might be one of the food groups.
Unfortunately, some of our favorite ice cream shoppes aren’t open year round. It’s a bit of a bummer, but it does make us excited when they do finally open for the season.
I’m going to mention just three seasonal ice cream places. I’m sure there are many more hidden gems around the state, if you share them we can add them to the list.
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. Earlier I could not even find a phone number, but thankfully they now have a FB page. They even count down the days until they open 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 open for the season on March 13th.
If you live in or near White Bear Lake you probably already know that a local favorite just opened for the season. Cup and Cone just opened for their 47th Season! That’s a whole lot of ice cream! Check out their website for their menu and a special monthly flavor calendar.
This is one we have not tried but have it on our list for when we get up that way. I have a friend that keeps telling us about it and of course she had to remind me that it just opened to entice me just a bit more.
The third spot, many of you have already 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 usually opens the first part of April. Check out their FB page for an exact date.
If you love ice cream, frequently wander and enjoy 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.