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9 Ice Cream Desserts to Try Right Now in Mpls/St. Paul

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Sweet, sweet summertime is here. And what could possibly make the hot sunny days and warm sticky nights any sweeter? Ice cream. But we're not talking any old scoop of ice cream, we're talking full-on ice cream desserts. From huckleberry ice cream terrine to classic affogato to alcohol-infused adults-only milkshakes, here are 9 ice cream desserts to try right now, mapped for your spoon-lickin' pleasure.

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Sophie Rupp

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

The Kenwood Restaurant

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This popular Minneapolis eatery’s fare is bursting with summer flavors, and so is its dessert menu. Stop in and order the huckleberry ice cream terrine, made with brightly flavored lemon cake, white chocolate, and a hint of almond.

Icehouse

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This Eat Street hot spot is known for its inventive savory dishes and creative cocktails, but the dessert list alone is worth a visit. Try the salty caramel macaroon ice cream sandwiches, or opt for a scoop (or three) of house-made ice cream (our pick: brown butter pecan).

Butcher & the Boar

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Butcher and the Boar recently revamped its dessert menu, but the longtime favorite grasshoper pie is still on there, pairing mint semifreddo with Valrhona cocoa sauce, chocolate crumble, and fresh whipped cream. But wait, there’s more: the bourbon and coke float, made with Jim Beam caramel ice cream, Mexican Coca-Cola, and oatmeal tuile is also worth a try.

Restaurant Alma

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The star player of Restaurant Alma's impressive dessert menu is the banoffee. Alma innovates this traditional English dessert and gives it a Mexican twist, pairing cajeta (a Mexican sweet similar to caramel) with Mayan gelato and fresh graham cracker crust.

Verdant Tea Tasting Room & Tea Bar

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Verdant Tea’s new location on Franklin Avenue is serving Sweet Science ice cream, with flavors such as salted caramel, rhubarb cinnamon almond, and strawberry buttermilk, among many others. Can’t get enough? Don’t fret: Verdant Tea packs pints of Sweet Science ice cream to take home.

Snuffy's Malt Shop

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No list of ice cream desserts would be complete without mention of Snuffy’s Malt Shop, home of the classic childhood treat, the malt, with flavors like the timeless banana-chocolate combo and the dynamic duo (Oreos & brownies blended with strawberry ice cream).

Cow Bella

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St. Paul’s newest gelateria keeps its ingredients simple and its flavors innovative. Stop in and order the affogato with caramel latte gelato, and Cow Bella will pour a shot of hot espresso over your cold gelato for a true Italian treat.

Lynden's Soda Fountain

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This retro soda fountain features premium ice cream from The Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Company, a family-owned creamery out of Madison, Wisconsin. Ice cream desserts abound at Lynden’s, and creativity is encouraged. Try the dark chocolate Zanzibar ice cream topped with fresh whipped cream, caramel, and almonds.

Ward 6 Food & Drink

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Ward 6 has a separate menu dedicated to adult milkshakes (hello!), including the Strawberry Dreamshake (amaretto and strawberries) and the Wonderful Ice Cream Suit (Meyers rum and white crème de cacao).

The Kenwood Restaurant

This popular Minneapolis eatery’s fare is bursting with summer flavors, and so is its dessert menu. Stop in and order the huckleberry ice cream terrine, made with brightly flavored lemon cake, white chocolate, and a hint of almond.

Icehouse

This Eat Street hot spot is known for its inventive savory dishes and creative cocktails, but the dessert list alone is worth a visit. Try the salty caramel macaroon ice cream sandwiches, or opt for a scoop (or three) of house-made ice cream (our pick: brown butter pecan).

Butcher & the Boar

Butcher and the Boar recently revamped its dessert menu, but the longtime favorite grasshoper pie is still on there, pairing mint semifreddo with Valrhona cocoa sauce, chocolate crumble, and fresh whipped cream. But wait, there’s more: the bourbon and coke float, made with Jim Beam caramel ice cream, Mexican Coca-Cola, and oatmeal tuile is also worth a try.

Restaurant Alma

The star player of Restaurant Alma's impressive dessert menu is the banoffee. Alma innovates this traditional English dessert and gives it a Mexican twist, pairing cajeta (a Mexican sweet similar to caramel) with Mayan gelato and fresh graham cracker crust.

Verdant Tea Tasting Room & Tea Bar

Verdant Tea’s new location on Franklin Avenue is serving Sweet Science ice cream, with flavors such as salted caramel, rhubarb cinnamon almond, and strawberry buttermilk, among many others. Can’t get enough? Don’t fret: Verdant Tea packs pints of Sweet Science ice cream to take home.

Snuffy's Malt Shop

No list of ice cream desserts would be complete without mention of Snuffy’s Malt Shop, home of the classic childhood treat, the malt, with flavors like the timeless banana-chocolate combo and the dynamic duo (Oreos & brownies blended with strawberry ice cream).

Cow Bella

St. Paul’s newest gelateria keeps its ingredients simple and its flavors innovative. Stop in and order the affogato with caramel latte gelato, and Cow Bella will pour a shot of hot espresso over your cold gelato for a true Italian treat.

Lynden's Soda Fountain

This retro soda fountain features premium ice cream from The Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Company, a family-owned creamery out of Madison, Wisconsin. Ice cream desserts abound at Lynden’s, and creativity is encouraged. Try the dark chocolate Zanzibar ice cream topped with fresh whipped cream, caramel, and almonds.

Ward 6 Food & Drink

Ward 6 has a separate menu dedicated to adult milkshakes (hello!), including the Strawberry Dreamshake (amaretto and strawberries) and the Wonderful Ice Cream Suit (Meyers rum and white crème de cacao).

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