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Nelson's ice cream opening on Snelling

gildeddawn Apr 9, 2014 02:28 PM

Looks like it'll be in the Palumbo's Pizzeria space. I've never been to the one in Stillwater, but I've heard people love it.

It's not open yet, and they don't give a date, but it seems like soon?

They posted a notice on their Facebook page.


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  1. The Dairy Queen RE: gildeddawn Apr 11, 2014 01:49 AM

    Do you know if they make their own ice cream?


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      SmartCookie RE: The Dairy Queen Apr 11, 2014 06:24 AM

      Yes they do:


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        ibew292 RE: The Dairy Queen Apr 11, 2014 07:28 AM

        I not so sure, on their website they mention Browns Ice Cream. They do not mention making it.

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          gildeddawn RE: The Dairy Queen Apr 11, 2014 12:08 PM

          Hmm. Evidence is inconclusive. It's a shame if they don't, though.

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            ibew292 RE: The Dairy Queen Apr 11, 2014 12:45 PM

            Did the easy thing, I called, they said that they do not make their own Ice Cream.....

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              gildeddawn RE: ibew292 Apr 12, 2014 09:40 AM

              Bummer. Thanks for calling and finding out, though.

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                gildeddawn RE: gildeddawn Jun 9, 2014 11:44 AM

                Just an update - Star Trib says they serve Kemps: http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/...

                Can't say it's terribly appealing when Izzy's is a couple miles away.

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                  american_idle RE: gildeddawn Jun 9, 2014 11:57 AM

                  It's 3x the serving for 1/3 the price. It will appeal to some.

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                    The Dairy Queen RE: american_idle Jun 9, 2014 12:10 PM

                    It appeals to a lot of people. I've never seen the place so busy, not when it was whatever pizza place it was, not when it was Blondies.


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                    The Dairy Queen RE: gildeddawn Jun 9, 2014 11:58 AM

                    It's great if you want your toddler to get a "child" sized cone that is literally bigger than his head. Yes, I photographed his face next to his ice cream cone and it's bigger than his head.

                    It's so ridiculous they almost won't even let you order it for your child. They say, "You know that's really large, right...?" So, what you can do is ask them for some extra cups and some plastic spoons, then you sit at one of the tables and dig the (hard, cold, packed) ice cream off the cone with your plastic spoons and try to divide it up into the free cups. While your child looks on anxiously wondering what you're doing to his ice cream.

                    Big stress, big mess. Cheap. Like $3.50. We split that serving between the three of us and it was really still too much for us, and especially for my child.

                    I see people walking out of there with full adult cones and wonder what the heck they are thinking.

                    I'm under the impression it all turns over pretty quickly, though. So it has that and obscene portions going for it.


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                      american_idle RE: The Dairy Queen Jun 9, 2014 11:59 AM

                      The most appropriate user name in the most appropriate of threads :)

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                Seige RE: The Dairy Queen Jun 16, 2014 02:16 PM

                They do not make their ice cream, which you already know from the below. What you may not know is that they serve Kemps ice cream and also Cedar Crest ice cream. We went once, also thinking that they made their own and not realizing that the quantity served would be enough to feed a family of 10. We won't be back. Certainly the service was fine, etc, but when Izzy's is up the road with a highly superior product, I'll gladly pay the extra for a special treat. If I want a gallon of Kemps in an ice cream cone, I'll go to the store and buy it.

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                sandylc RE: gildeddawn Apr 11, 2014 11:55 AM

                The reference to blue cotton candy ice cream as a flavor on their website is a turn-off for me.

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                  ChillyDog RE: gildeddawn Apr 11, 2014 01:43 PM

                  I've not been, but aren't they known for quantity? If I'm offbase, please say so.

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                    american_idle RE: ChillyDog Apr 11, 2014 01:50 PM

                    Yes. A scoop is enough for a large man. A triple scoop for a football team.

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                      SmartCookie RE: american_idle Apr 11, 2014 03:34 PM

                      Geez, I apologize for attaching that article; my takeaway from it was that they actually made their own...

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