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11 Frozen Treats to Try Right Now in Mpls/St. Paul

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Labor Day is right around the corner, and with it comes not just the start of autumn (and cooler temps), but a new offering of seasonal menus. So it's time to take full advantage of the final weeks we have before the summer menus are retired. Plus, this week is a scorcher, so why not cool off with a frozen treat (or two)? As a final hurrah to summer, we've rounded up 11 frozen treats to try right now.

Did we miss your favorite frozen treat? Let us know in the comments.


Sophie Rupp

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Sandcastle

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4955 Nokomis Pkwy W
Mpls, MN 55417
Head over to Sandcastle on Lake Nokomis for the monkey bar, a chocolate-dipped frozen organic banana rolled in pine nut brittle. They've also got a wide range of novelty ice creams, with classics like a vanilla ice cream sandwich, drumstick, or orange dream bar.

2. Wise Acre Eatery

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5401 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55419
(612) 354-2577
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Wise Acre Eatery has a slew of frozen dessert options. Opt for the DIY vanilla or chocolate frozen custard sundae and choose from an impressive list of sauces and toppings, including sesame pepita toffee, bacon-peanut brittle, and salted or rhubarb caramel sauce.

3. Pizzeria Lola

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5557 Xerxes Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55410
(612) 424-8338
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Creating the DIY ice cream sandwich at Pizzeria Lola is almost has fun as eating the final product. Sandwich house made vanilla soft serve (drizzled with olive oil and sea salt!) between two fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies for a more sophisticated take on the classic childhood treat.

4. Eat Street Social

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2600 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 767-6850
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Eat Street Social’s dessert menu alone warrants a visit to the popular eatery. Try the frozen crepes with lemon mascarpone semifreddo, blackberry coulis, thyme honey, and salted almonds.

5. Sebastian Joe's Ice Cream Cafe

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1007 W Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55405
(612) 870-0065
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Swing by Sebastian Joe’s for a homemade dipped ice cream cone. Choose from flavors such as Heath bar, Butterfinger, and coconut, then top it off with your favorite Sebastian Joe’s ice cream. Joe’s Brr Bars are also a great option: Oreo ice cream dipped in Swiss chocolate.

6. La Belle Vie

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510 Groveland Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 874-6440
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This elegant eatery fancies up its caramel semifreddo and pairs it with lemon curd, vanilla milk meringue, and buttermilk sherbet.

7. Cafe & Bar Lurcat

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1624 Harmon Pl
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 486-5500
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Café Lurcat does it right with its dark chocolate profiteroles, stuffed with salted caramel ice cream and spiced candied pecans. Lurcat’s oatmeal stout float is also worth a try, made with hot espresso, butterscotch, and a caramelized white chocolate blondie.

8. Saffron Restaurant & Lounge

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123 N 3rd St
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 746-5533
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Admittedly, Saffron’s chocolate and passion fruit “millefeuille” is only semi-frozen, but it’s too good to pass up, with layers of dark chocolate ganache, chocolate phyllo, milk chocolate mouse, passion fruit gelée, and milk chocolate ice cream.

9. Tugg's Tavern

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219 Main St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 379-4404
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Cool off with the Tuggs frozen banana popsicle split, which pairs a frozen banana popsicle with strawberry Schnapps and whipped cream (topped with a cherry, of course). Not in the mood for all the fixings? Tuggs also offers a double-stick frozen banana popsicle for only 50 cents.

10. Izzy's Ice Cream

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1100 2nd St S
Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 206-3356
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The Izzy Pop at Izzy’s Ice Cream is basically ice cream on a stick that’s dipped in dark chocolate, making for a convenient (and truly Minnesotan) on-the-go treat. Choose from flavors such as salted caramel or midnight snack.

11. Caffe Biaggio

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2356 University Ave W
St. Paul, MN 55114
(651) 917-7997
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Caffe Biaggio’s almond tortoni is a true Italian treat, pairing amaretto, toasted almonds, and macaroons together in its homemade semifreddo.

1. Sandcastle

4955 Nokomis Pkwy W, Mpls, MN 55417
Head over to Sandcastle on Lake Nokomis for the monkey bar, a chocolate-dipped frozen organic banana rolled in pine nut brittle. They've also got a wide range of novelty ice creams, with classics like a vanilla ice cream sandwich, drumstick, or orange dream bar.
4955 Nokomis Pkwy W
Mpls, MN 55417

2. Wise Acre Eatery

5401 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55419
Wise Acre Eatery has a slew of frozen dessert options. Opt for the DIY vanilla or chocolate frozen custard sundae and choose from an impressive list of sauces and toppings, including sesame pepita toffee, bacon-peanut brittle, and salted or rhubarb caramel sauce.
5401 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55419

3. Pizzeria Lola

5557 Xerxes Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410
Creating the DIY ice cream sandwich at Pizzeria Lola is almost has fun as eating the final product. Sandwich house made vanilla soft serve (drizzled with olive oil and sea salt!) between two fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies for a more sophisticated take on the classic childhood treat.
5557 Xerxes Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55410

4. Eat Street Social

2600 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Eat Street Social’s dessert menu alone warrants a visit to the popular eatery. Try the frozen crepes with lemon mascarpone semifreddo, blackberry coulis, thyme honey, and salted almonds.
2600 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55408

5. Sebastian Joe's Ice Cream Cafe

1007 W Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405
Swing by Sebastian Joe’s for a homemade dipped ice cream cone. Choose from flavors such as Heath bar, Butterfinger, and coconut, then top it off with your favorite Sebastian Joe’s ice cream. Joe’s Brr Bars are also a great option: Oreo ice cream dipped in Swiss chocolate.
1007 W Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55405

6. La Belle Vie

510 Groveland Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
This elegant eatery fancies up its caramel semifreddo and pairs it with lemon curd, vanilla milk meringue, and buttermilk sherbet.
510 Groveland Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403

7. Cafe & Bar Lurcat

1624 Harmon Pl, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Café Lurcat does it right with its dark chocolate profiteroles, stuffed with salted caramel ice cream and spiced candied pecans. Lurcat’s oatmeal stout float is also worth a try, made with hot espresso, butterscotch, and a caramelized white chocolate blondie.
1624 Harmon Pl
Minneapolis, MN 55403

8. Saffron Restaurant & Lounge

123 N 3rd St, Minneapolis, MN 55401
Admittedly, Saffron’s chocolate and passion fruit “millefeuille” is only semi-frozen, but it’s too good to pass up, with layers of dark chocolate ganache, chocolate phyllo, milk chocolate mouse, passion fruit gelée, and milk chocolate ice cream.
123 N 3rd St
Minneapolis, MN 55401

9. Tugg's Tavern

219 Main St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Cool off with the Tuggs frozen banana popsicle split, which pairs a frozen banana popsicle with strawberry Schnapps and whipped cream (topped with a cherry, of course). Not in the mood for all the fixings? Tuggs also offers a double-stick frozen banana popsicle for only 50 cents.
219 Main St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

10. Izzy's Ice Cream

1100 2nd St S, Minneapolis, MN 55415
The Izzy Pop at Izzy’s Ice Cream is basically ice cream on a stick that’s dipped in dark chocolate, making for a convenient (and truly Minnesotan) on-the-go treat. Choose from flavors such as salted caramel or midnight snack.
1100 2nd St S
Minneapolis, MN 55415

11. Caffe Biaggio

2356 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55114
Caffe Biaggio’s almond tortoni is a true Italian treat, pairing amaretto, toasted almonds, and macaroons together in its homemade semifreddo.
2356 University Ave W
St. Paul, MN 55114

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