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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.

Did we miss your favorite ice cream dessert? Let us know in the comments.


Sophie Rupp

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Kenwood Restaurant

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2115 W 21st St
Minneapolis, MN 55405
(612) 377-3695
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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.

2. Icehouse

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2528 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(612) 276-6523
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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).

3. Butcher & the Boar

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1121 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 238-8888
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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.

4. Restaurant Alma

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528 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
(612) 379-4909
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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.

5. Verdant Tea Tasting Room & Tea Bar

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2111 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(612) 223-8907
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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.

6. Snuffy's Malt Shop

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244 Cleveland Ave S
St Paul, MN 55105
(651) 690-1846
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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).

7. Cow Bella

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1700 Grand Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55105
(651) 340-0585
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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.

8. Lynden's Soda Fountain

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490 Hamline Ave S
Saint Paul, MN 55116
(651) 330-7632
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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.

9. Ward 6 Food & Drink

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858 Payne Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55130
(651) 348-8181
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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).

1. The Kenwood Restaurant

2115 W 21st St, Minneapolis, MN 55405
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.
2115 W 21st St
Minneapolis, MN 55405

2. Icehouse

2528 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404
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).
2528 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404

3. Butcher & the Boar

1121 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
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.
1121 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403

4. Restaurant Alma

528 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
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.
528 University Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

5. Verdant Tea Tasting Room & Tea Bar

2111 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404
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.
2111 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55404

6. Snuffy's Malt Shop

244 Cleveland Ave S, St Paul, MN 55105
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).
244 Cleveland Ave S
St Paul, MN 55105

7. Cow Bella

1700 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105
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.
1700 Grand Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55105

8. Lynden's Soda Fountain

490 Hamline Ave S, Saint Paul, MN 55116
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.
490 Hamline Ave S
Saint Paul, MN 55116

9. Ward 6 Food & Drink

858 Payne Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55130
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).
858 Payne Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55130

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