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Any old fashioned ice cream parlors out there??

MarkG Oct 30, 2011 02:05 AM

ISO well concocted ice cream sodas, sundaes, banana splits. maybe a lolapalooza/kitchen sink.

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    KTFoley Oct 30, 2011 08:42 AM

    I do not believe much has changed this this thread from 2010.

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      justalex Oct 31, 2011 08:45 PM

      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!

      Licks Unlimited
      31 Water St, Excelsior, MN 55331

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      1. re: justalex
        The Dairy Queen Nov 1, 2011 06:14 AM

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


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          justalex Nov 1, 2011 12:18 PM

          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.

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            soupkitten Nov 1, 2011 04:59 PM

            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.

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              justalex Nov 1, 2011 06:32 PM

              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. ;>)

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                soupkitten Nov 1, 2011 06:38 PM

                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.

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                  getgot211 Nov 1, 2011 07:00 PM

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


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                    soupkitten Nov 1, 2011 07:14 PM

                    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.

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                      Danny Nov 8, 2011 12:41 PM

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

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                        The Dairy Queen Nov 8, 2011 01:08 PM

                        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?


                        1. re: The Dairy Queen
                          Danny Nov 8, 2011 01:43 PM

                          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.html

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

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

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                            The Dairy Queen Nov 8, 2011 02:06 PM

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


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                              Danny Nov 8, 2011 03:04 PM

                              What an awful chore. ;-)

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                              mtullius Nov 8, 2011 02:06 PM

                              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).

                              Pumphouse Creamery
                              4754 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407

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          gryffindor249 Nov 2, 2011 08:46 AM

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

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            GutGrease Nov 3, 2011 10:04 AM

            Cone Brothers in Richfield

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              Bobannon Nov 8, 2011 05:05 PM

              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.

              Cone Brothers
              6633 Penn Ave S, Richfield, MN 55423

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              sandylc Nov 3, 2011 11:04 AM

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

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

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                EinnaD Nov 9, 2011 04:25 PM

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

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                  sandylc May 20, 2012 08:07 PM

                  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. Latinpig May 22, 2012 08:25 AM

                  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.


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                  1. re: Latinpig
                    KTFoley May 22, 2012 09:38 AM

                    This is the thread on Lynden's:


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