Summer is so close! For me, that always means lots of ice cream!

If you're looking for the best places to get ice cream in southeast Minnesota, I've compiled a list of 'go to' places you should be sure to visit for a cool treat! You've probably been to a lot of them before.

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For me, there's no flavor better than mint chocolate chip! I'm always ordering it with M & M's! I took a poll among my new friends in Rochester, and here are four ice cream places that reign supreme in the area.

 

1. Flapdoodles

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There are two locations in the area, and everyone gave them rave reviews! The best part about this place is the crazy amount of homemade flavors you can sample. Seriously, I think I counted 24! I'm sure there are more.

 

2. Dairy Queen

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Who doesn't love an old favorite? DQ never disappoints!

 

3. Cold Stone Creamery 

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I've never had a hard time getting exactly what I'm looking for! Cold Stone is another classic, and they are always ready for me with mint chocolate chip ice cream and M&M's!

 

4. The Creamery (Rushford) 

Not only is is set in a historic building, it's got pizza AND ice cream all under one roof! Say no more! If you're looking for a casual family atmosphere, this is a must visit spot.

 

There you have it! Will you be heading to any of these ice cream spots this summer? I know I will! Am I missing any? Should we add more to the list?