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Iowa city ice cream

Pandora Sep 6, 2011 04:07 PM

Everyone was so helpful with my coffee hunt, I thought I'd survey the group for ice cream recs. I've tried Whitey's - too sweet, chocolate didn't taste chocolate-y. Dane's drive-inn is very yummy....Capanna's gelato had interesting flavors, but a strange aftertaste. Anything else I should try? Saw ice cream at cafe del sol, but didn't try it - lemon verbena sounded interesting though.

I'd also be interested in recs for other frozen desserts - frozen yogurt, frozen custards, Italian ice, even smoothies. Figure I better get my fill before winter starts....

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    bgoldsberry RE: Pandora Sep 9, 2011 07:40 AM

    At the risk of being tarred and feathered by the Whitey's boosters in the QC, Heyn's is significantly better traditional ice cream. They make everything in house and it tastes like . . . well . . . ice cream. No stabilizers or gums as far as I can tell.


    Heyn's Ice Cream
    811 S 1st Ave, Iowa City, IA 52245

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    1. re: bgoldsberry
      rozz01 RE: bgoldsberry Sep 10, 2011 05:41 AM

      I totally agree with you about Heyn's, Whitey's is fine, but I think location is a definite key to success. At Heyn's the Blueberry cheesecake is super rich

      1. re: rozz01
        ctscorp RE: rozz01 Sep 12, 2011 10:03 AM

        Heyn's. Some of the flavors are too sweet for my tastes, but others are awesome. Hazelnut, chocolate peanut butter, and mint chocolate chip are the real deal.

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