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Gotta have that scoop

As per usual, summer has flown by and I find myself asking, “where did it go?” It seems my weekends have been filled with bachelorette parties, bridal showers, weddings and the like. But there is one summer rite of passage that cannot be overlooked; ice cream.

A couple Sundays ago my boyfriend’s mom invited us out to the Izzy’s Minneapolis location. I have heard a great deal about Izzy’s but never made the trek to St. Paul for that oh-so-raved-about-Izzy Scoop. Genius idea by the way– pick your main ice cream flavor and then receive a small {about melon ball size} scoop of one to try.

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The Minneapolis location is nestled right next to Gold Medal Park and I am pretty certain you can smell the sweet waffle cones being made from about a block away.

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Upon entering {if you don’t have to wait in the line typically out the door} we are greeted by the waffle cone station and that enticing scent. Cue the drooling.

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You are also completely overwhelmed by the sheer volume and variety of flavor choices offered. For my first trip I picked Creme Fraiche as my main scoop and Honey as my Izzy scoop. I quickly parked myself on a chair outside and indulged.

To say the ice cream is thick and creamy or oh-so-decadent is an understatement. This ice cream was pure heaven.

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While it is my understanding that the flavors rotate on a fairly consistent basis, I will most certainly be ordering the Honey again with a different Izzy Scoop. I can’t forget to mention that they also have sorbet, cakes, tubs of ice cream to go and delicious snacks. Izzy’s is a gem for Minneapolis and I can’t wait to go back!

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“Ice cream is happiness condensed.” ~J. Adams

My first time… at Sebastian Joe’s Ice Cream

The other night a girlfriend and I went to Nami for Happy Hour but after sushi and drinks we had a craving for some ice cream. Uncertain where to go, she suggested Sebatian Joe’s and once I told her I had never been there, she was even more set on heading to Uptown.

Not knowing what to expect we jumped in the car and started driving– beginning to think it was a little crazy that we were getting ice cream when the weather was a cool 40 degrees with a strong breeze, I did have some hesitation; I was quickly reasssured that I would not regret my decision.

Upon walking in I knew this place was legit as the line was long and the clientele diverse. The menu was extensive so I was thankful to have some time to review my choices.

After great deliberation, I opted for a medium 2 scoop in a cup; one scoop Salty Caramel and the other Teddy Graham– yes, you read that correctly… Teddy Graham.

The Salty Caramel was divine to say the very least. The ice cream was very creamy with a hint of salt, the caramel came into play with the sweet and chewy; I know this sounds weird when describing ice cream but think the consistency of a homemade carmel when you are pulling it apart. Got that? Now think of that carmel covered in delicious salty-ish vanilla ice cream– heaven.

The other scoop was completely different though just as mind blowing as the first. The vanilla ice cream was literally laced with crushed Honey Teddy Grahams; I never wanted it to end. I found myself asking how these people could come up with the flavors and combinations they had but then figured that was a road best left untraveled.

Christine had been to Sebastian Joe’s before and she opted for her go-to; Oreo and Salty Caramel combo. Also, delish!

Being someone who typically does not keep sweets at home (as I would eat them all), this makes for a great destination spot. The environment is inviting and the ice cream incredible. With the weather getting warmer I imagine I might become a frequent visitor.

Get to scoopin’!

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