On hot days, the only person more loved than the ice cream man is the guy who goes door to door offering to apply sunblock to the small of your back. Cool down with this Groupon.
- $13.50 for three Groupons, each good for $10 worth of handmade ice cream and milkshakes ($30 value)
Single and double scoops of handmade ice cream come in more than 40 flavors, including strawberry cheesecake, licorice, and dirty turtle—dark chocolate mixed with pecans and caramel.
Big Dipper Ice Cream Shop
In a way, Big Dipper Ice Cream Shop specializes in fusion cuisine. The family-owned shop combines ice cream with a variety of desserts to make entirely new concoctions. For instance, their handmade ice cream flavors are infused with a host of candies that would feel right at home in a movie theater including Almond Joy and Snickers. Other flavors derive their tang from fresh fruit, as in the case of black raspberry and caramel apple. Still others owe their taste to classic confections such as cheesecake, licorice, and the popular dirty turtle, a mix of dark chocolate, pecans, and caramel.
There are more than 40 flavors in all behind the counter. And though you might miss out on mint oreo during one visit, you could get lucky the next time you stop by as the staff constantly rotates the selection. These staffers are also responsible for the shop's festive, community atmosphere that can make their sweets taste even sweeter, a fact that earned the shop a nomination for the 2013 Macaroni Kid Family Choice Awards. There's even a vending machine outside where customers can pick up pre-packaged servings to eat ice cream on the go without having to install a tiny freezer in their glove compartment.
1250 126th Ave NE
Blaine, Minnesota 55434