Summer is the time for great outdoor events with spreads of fresh fruits and local vegetables, and don’t forget a fantastic dish of ice cream to sweeten up a warm day.
This may be a traditional dessert, but in today’s world the flavors are as exotic as you can imagine with everything from sweet to savory, fruity to herbal with the ability to cater to any palate.
Here is a look at some great Midwest ice cream shops, some that can even cater to your next event.
Izzy’s Ice Cream - Minneapolis & St. Paul, MN
If you are an ice cream fan, Izzy’s is the place for you…even if you aren’t near the Twin Cities of Minnesota. If there is a flavor you just have to try you can order their ice cream to be shipped anywhere in the US. Hosting corporate team builders and tours, Izzy’s ice cream has made a sweet name for itself with a wide variety of flavors from your favorite classics to their adventurous Signature flavors including Norwegian Chai and Summit Oatmeal Stout, just to name a few. Izzy also provides catering for pick-up or a full-service option for a no hassle sundae bar.
Sassy Cow Creamery - Columbus, WI
Sassy Cow Creamery is a family operated, by-hand facility producing 20 quarts of ice cream at a time. They create a wide variety of flavors from Blueberry Pie to Egg Nog that can be purchased in quart and half gallons to be taken to your next event. Enjoy a view of the milk bottling and cheesemaking processes through their large viewing windows inside the store and consider taking your group on a tour of the facility.
Moomers - Traverse City, MI
Moomers boasts 160 different flavors from Cupcake to Chocolate Chocolate Waffle, with 20 flavors available daily.
This homemade delicacy is made just yards from the family dairy farm and stays true to tradition. Moomers provides Ice Cream Store and Dairy Farm tours, as well as group field trips. Your attendees would be charmed by a Moomers Ice Cream Cupcake or “Cow Pie” as dessert at your next meeting. Many catering options are available.
Margie’s Candies - Chicago, IL
Margie’s Candies has delighted the young and old for over 90 years. The ice cream and toppings are made fresh, from family recipes using all natural and Kosher ingredients. They also make their own waffle cones. With two locations in Chicagoland, this is a great after event place to enjoy something out-of-this-world with friends by sharing one of their many Jumbo Creations. For a sweet gift, consider a jar of Margie’s famous Hot Fudge or Caramel Sauce.