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Any old fashioned ice cream parlors out there??

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  • MarkG Oct 30, 2011 02:05 AM
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ISO well concocted ice cream sodas, sundaes, banana splits. maybe a lolapalooza/kitchen sink.

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    1. Licks Unlimited in Excelsior might be worth checking into, though this is not the ideal time of year. I had a really good waffle cone with peppermint ice cream last summer. We walked down to the lake and watched the boats while enjoying the frozen stuff. I noticed they had banana splits on the menu and it's really a blast from the past with every bit of wall space taken up by ice-cream related items. It's fun just to look around. Tiny space but I don't think it would be too crowded in November.

      Just down the street is Simply Nuts & More. The 'more' is every kind of candy I can remember from the 60's forward to today.

      If you need a break from the sweets, Jake O'Connors across the street has a decent beer selection!

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      Licks Unlimited
      31 Water St, Excelsior, MN 55331

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      1. re: justalex

        There's no bad time of year for ice cream, even in Minnesota. I've never heard of Licks. Sounds worth investigating!

        ~TDQ

        1. re: The Dairy Queen

          Yikes! On a whim I called Lick's Unlimited and they are closed for the season. They reopen sometime in April. Thought I'd better save someone the trip.

          1. re: justalex

            i think i had some ice cream there when i caught a movie across the street. iirc it was pretty average quality ice cream, although i agree the shop itself is super-cute.

            1. re: soupkitten

              I agree. It certainly is no where near the quality of an Izzy's or the like ice-cream wise.
              It's just that I noticed they had banana splits and sundaes which I'm not sure some place like Izzy's serves. I'm always trying to choose from their amazing flavors for constructing a cone and my little scoop. When I'm in the cone zone all other distractions melt away. ;>)

              1. re: justalex

                izzy's doesn't do a banana split. they do have a "lollapalooza" style sundae with a;ll of the flavors--which is... just too much rock&roll for my pea brain to contemplate, and a sampler of 5 mini-izzy scoops of your choice. yum.

                1. re: soupkitten

                  I too never venture from cones(always a double scoop waffle cone) but according to the website they do have banana splits.

                  http://www.izzysicecream.com/menus/st...

                  1. re: getgot211

                    OH. EMM. GEE. no. way.

                    i love banana splits ( i had one 2 days ago)...i love izzy's. how have i never had an izzy's banana split!?! how did i not know this? i thought i had it made when the birchwood key lime pie ice cream coincided with the possibility of the lemon buttermilk izzy. . . can you imagine the possibilities of mixing any 3 izzy's flavors in a banana split? **drumming fingers together, laughing maniacally**

                    doh! they're closed right now, aren't they! foiled again! damn, damn, damn!

                    erm. i mean, wow, banana splits at izzy's. have to get one of those, next summer, on a hot day, naturally, like a sane person. thanks for the heads up, GetGot.

                    1. re: soupkitten

                      They also do a Mini-B, which is a miniature banana split! It's a tiny banana with 3 Izzy Scoops of ice cream!

                      1. re: Danny

                        The extreme cuteness is killing me! Must. Have. Now. Only smaller.

                        must. have. now.

                        ETA: What are izzadaes? Are they miniature Sundaes with Izzy Scoops instead of full-sized scoops?

                        ~TDQ

                        1. re: The Dairy Queen

                          I believe so. You can also get Izzy cones! (And a Dizzy Izzy, which is 5 Izzy scoops) And The whole menu is online: http://izzysicecream.com/menus/stpaul...

                          Has anyone ever tried an Izzabella? http://izzysicecream.com/menus/izzabe...

                          Or the Hot Dish? http://www.izzysicecream.com/newslett...

                          1. re: Danny

                            I have a lot of ice cream I need to eat this winter to get caught up on Izzy's menu. Clearly.

                            ~TDQ

                            1. re: The Dairy Queen

                              What an awful chore. ;-)

                            2. re: Danny

                              Well, if Izzy's can be considered in line with the OP's request, then I'll also throw in a plug for Pumphouse Creamery, which does have sundaes and the like (not sure about banana splits)-- and in line with Pumphouse's hard core commitment to local sourcing and such, all their sundae stuff tends to be homemade and often local. Homemade caramel sauce, etc... I've only had one or two of these, but they were very good (Pumphouse's ice cream being, in our family's opinion, the best in the TCs).

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                              Pumphouse Creamery
                              4754 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407

        2. Annie's Parlor in Dinkytown.....love their little gravy boat of hot fudge!

          1. Cone Brothers in Richfield

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            1. re: GutGrease

              Cone Brothers is a cute little place. Nice variety of flavors and they also do chicago dogs for lunch. Plus, they are all so nice in there. I want them to succeed.

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              Cone Brothers
              6633 Penn Ave S, Richfield, MN 55423

            2. Sebastian Joe's does a great hot fudge sundae with salted mixed nuts and whipped cream.

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              Sebastian Joe's
              4321 Upton Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55410

              1. Seriously? No one for the Grand Ol' Creamery? It's still my fav.

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                1. re: EinnaD

                  Went to Grand Ole Creamery today. I really wanted a hot fudge sundae and we were in St. Paul, so there it was. I ordered my sundae. They said they were out of vanilla ice cream. Really? They suggested I try the sweet cream flavor. I tried it; it was freezer burned. I gave up on the sundae and ordered the chocolate with brownies scoop. There was very little discernible chocolate flavor in the ice cream and the brownie pieces were dreadfully stale. Even hubby frowned at the staleness when he tasted it, so it's not just picky me! I really wanted to get my money back and leave, but I was too chicken.

                  They need to pay more attention to the freshness, details, and quality at the GOC.

                2. Well, I went to the Nook a couple weeks ago (had not been since the fiire). You could not tell there had been one. Everything was great. After, we noticed a line next door. There was a small old time soda fountain (don't recall the name) with phosphates and egg creams ect. It looks really good. Someone should check it out.

                  Update - It is called Lynden's Soda Fountain in the old Kopplen's space.

                  http://blogs.mspmag.com/dara/2012/03/...

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                  1. re: Latinpig

                    This is the thread on Lynden's:

                    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/841074