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Monday, July 20, 2015

Staff Picks - Ice Cream Dreaminess

Categories: Family Fun, Wine & Culinary, General

It's the hot and steamy time of year, those sometime cruel days of July and August when temperatures hit the 90's often. It's great for swimming, or finding some indoor activities in the AC (like free museums and shopping), but it's also a great time for eating lots and lots of cool and creamy ice cream desserts! Bloomington has some great dessert places of course, but all those options can be overwhelming. Since the Visit Bloomington staff are well versed in all things Bloomington, and ice cream for that matter, we wanted to share our favorites with you. 

Don't forget July 19 is National Ice Cream Day, so make sure to tag us in your Bloomington ice cream cone pics! It's a matter of national happiness after all.

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Here are our faves:

Teal - Easiest blog ever! Hartzell's drunken chocolate pig - a buttery caramel bourbon base with roasted, salted pecans and crispy, sugared bacon dipped in rich chocolate. (I'd say this counts as breakfast, dessert and cocktails!)

Julie - The Trojan Horse has an amazing baklava ice cream, and it's a generous scoop. I'm also obsessed with Hartzell's salted caramel ice cream, which is not always available so if you see it, get it! And one more - Jiffy Treat has a hot fudge cake sundae that is monolithic.

Danielle - The Chocolate Moose has an amazing vegan chocolate ice cream that is my usual go-to...but I wouldn't say no to a chocolate chip blizz with Reese's cups.

Mike - My wife and kids are root beer float connoisseurs and, like everything at the Trojan Horse, the root beer floats are delicious.

Marcia - Brusters cotton candy explosion. It pops in my mouth! (Mouth feel is real, people.)

Emily - Blu Boy has the most incredible ice cream sundaes; the affogato being my favorite because it's ice cream and coffee all in one. For something a little smaller (not by much) try their ice cream sandwich made with homemade honey ice cream and homemade cookies.

Did we miss any? Probably. I mean, we do eat a lot of ice cream around here, but we're bound to forget one or two. Share your favorites; people need to know about this important topic! Now excuse me, my cone is dripping.

Julie Warren

Julie Warren

Julie was raised in Bloomington and attended IU, and all of that experience and knowledge comes in handy as the Director of Tourism. She loves live music, ice cream, swimming, craft beer, and of course her adorable family.


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