Our Story

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Delicious, handcrafted ice cream starts with natural, organic, and locally-sourced ingredients. It’s a little concept we like to call farm-to-frozen, and we know you’ll taste the difference.

Since our shop’s humble beginnings in 2003, Barb Zapzalka has been churning out new, creative flavors as the season and inspiration strikes. In the retail shop, there are 20 rotating choices, both dairy and dairy-free, available for scooping and a freezer full of already packed to-go containers. You can also find our quarts in various co-ops and grocery stores around Minnesota and Western Wisconsin.

All of our ice creams are made in the kitchen just behind our counter, its a small but mighty space! Committed to using the highest quality, fresh, and in-season ingredients, our delicious creativity — including dairy, dairy-free and sorbet flavors — has been featured both in Minnesota and nationally in places like Food & Wine, Thrillest, and Fodor's Travel.

 

Our Farmers & Makers

We're committed to using  fresh (and often organic) ingredients from local farmers and makers. Whether it’s grain, milk or honey, you can count on us sourcing every ingredient we can from local partners. Meet our crew.

Crystal Ball Farms
Osceola, Wisc.

Family-owned and operated by Troy and Barb DeRosier. It's a certified organic dairy farm producing products that are exceptionally fresh and delivered to our shop weekly.

Empire Coffee & Pastry
Minneapolis, Minn.

Owned by operated by sister-duo Chrissy and Amy Kelsch. They’re cooking up the delicious pastry treats in our ice creams and ice cream cookie sandwiches.

Midwest Northern Nut
Minneapolis, Minn.

A little gem in Northeast Minneapolis. This local team supplies us with fresh, roasted-to-order nuts like pecans and almonds. Because nothing goes better with something sweet than something salty.

Meadowlands Chocolate       Meadowlands, Minn.

We use Meadowlands hand-crafted bean-to-bar chocolate bars in some of our offerings. Beryl and Clyo, the dynamite duo behind the chocolate make their exceptional product near Hibbing, Minn

Southeast Minnesota Food Network
Minnesota

A collection of small farms across Minnesota. We get  locally-grown organic fruit from the network, a rainbow of color, including: strawberries, blackberries, grapes, and raspberries.

Wolf Honey Farm
Baldwin, Wisc.

Wolf Honey Farm honey is gathered from fields of clover and wild flowers of the St. Croix Valley and sold at the St. Paul’s Farmers Market. We use honey in seasonal flavors like Buckwheat Honey.

Sunrise Flour Mill
North Branch, Minn.

Certified organic heirloom Turkey Red flour is used in our homemade waffle cones brought to you by Darrold and Marty of Sunrise Flour Mill. Heirloom wheat is very different from todays modern wheat and some people find it to be better to digest. We are proud to offer the healthiest heirloom organic grains we can find.

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Larry Schultz Organic Farm
Owatonna, Minn. 

 A true family farm, it's been passed down for generations. It's now run by Larry, his wife Cindy, and  their five kids. They supply our  free-range, cage-free, certified organic eggs used in our homemade waffle cones.