Ultimate Ice Cream Guide

We at the Twin Cities Directory have put together an Ultimate Ice Cream Guide for all you die hard ice creamaholics out there. We stopped at some of our favorite spots in the Twin Cities to find the best ice cream. If you are looking for the best joint in Saint Paul or Minneapolis, look no further, we’ve got you covered.

Whether you like your ice cream in a cone or a dish, classic or funky, we’ve handpicked a variety of shops that feature an array of different and fun takes on ice cream. You’ll find some Twin Cities classics like Grand Ole Creamery and Izzy’s, as well as parlors that have a modern take on ice cream like Milkjam Creamery and La La Homemade Ice Cream. Dairy treats just don’t sit well with you? Don’t worry there is a listing on our guide! Click through the listings above and see our favorite ice cream spots in the Twin Cities.

Sonny’s Ice Cream Cafe 
This parlor offers small batch ice cream that you can pair with pizza and wine. Located in the Lyndale neighborhood of Powderhorn.

Pumphouse Creamery
A mini shop offering mighty flavors that pack a punch. The ingredients are organic and the flavors are dairy free! Located in the Field neighborhood of Nokomis.

Conny’s Creamy Cone
This seasonal spot is open from March – October. Their classic spin on ice cream is sure to speak to your sweet tooth. They also offer dipped cones, sundaes and milkshakes! You can get any of these tasty treats if you’re in the Northend of Saint Paul.

Nelson’s Ice Cream
Not in the mood to drive to Stillwater for Nelson’s classic giant servings? Stop into the Saint Paul location in the Macalester-Groveland area. Old-school ice cream done right. Get more bang for your buck with generous servings.

Cold Front
In the mood for a frosty treat or maybe a caffeine kick? Cold front offers Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream and homemade sodas. Located in the Highland area of Saint Paul and perfect on a hot or cold day.

La La Homemade Ice Cream
This boutique styled parlor offers traditional ice cream paired with unique flavors. Not in the mood for a cone? They offer homemade soda for floats. Check it out if you’re in the Uptown area.

Sebastian Joe’s Ice Cream Shop
A family run parlor with fun and unique flavors in the Linden Hills area of Minneapolis. Think you’ve tried all of their homemade flavors? Think again. Sebastian Joe’s rotates their flavors all the time!

Izzy’s Ice Cream Cafe
This cozy Saint Paul classic offers fun flavors with an upbeat vibe. It’s a perfect after dinner dessert option since it’s conveniently located in Merriam Park. Take a stroll around downtown Saint Paul while enjoying your favorite ice cream flavors.

Milkjam Creamery
Looking for a hopping spot in Powderhorn? Check out Milkjam in the Whittier neighborhood. It’s connected to World Street Kitchen which makes for a perfect date night location. This parlor offers a modern take on 50’s classic ice cream. Choose from many funky flavored ice cream options. Don’t forget about the sundaes and floats too!

Grand Ole Creamery & Grand Pizza
This Saint Paul ice cream staple is located on Grand Avenue. Grand Ole Creamery & Grand Pizza offers classic homemade ice cream and slice of pizza. Order a homemade styled waffle cone and find a chocolaty treat at the bottom.

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