About Us

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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 too.

Since our shop’s humble beginnings in 2003, Barb Zapzalka has been churning out new, creative flavors as inspiration strikes, and it strikes often! In the parlor, there are 20 rotating choices, both dairy and dairy-free, available for scooping and a freezer full of already packed to-go containers too. 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 by Barb herself in the kitchen just behind our counter. Committed to using the highest quality, fresh, and in-season ingredients, her 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 almonds, 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 hand-delivered to our shop.

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, like lemon bars and chocolate chip cookies.

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.

Tulip Farm
Arkansaw, Wisc.

Run by Richard Tulip himself. Selling from a stand at the St. Paul’s Farmer’s Market. This hidden treasure is known for it’s farm-fresh melons, tomatoes and more! Each year we get our Long Island Cheese Squash from them.

Southeast Minnesota Food Network

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.

Whole Grain Milling Company
Welcome, Minn.

Certified organic grains fresh from the farm. This small team grows and processes eight different  grains for our house-made cones, all grind-to-order for the freshest taste.

Organic Valley
La Farge, Wisc.

A farmer run co-op focused on quality not profit. All of our buttermilk and cream for our homemade whipped cream comes from them.

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.



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