This list below highlights some of the best gelato in the Twin Cities in no particular order.
Jackson’s Coffee and Gelato
If you’re in Minneapolis on a lazy afternoon, get some gelato at Jackson’s, where you can enjoy it behind the shop’s lovely windows people watching or day dreaming. And if you’ve never tasted gelato, Jackson’s offers free samples.
After grabbing some hoagies or pasta, dig into some of Fat Lorenzo’s homemade gelato. Its blood orange flavor is the most popular, but the flavors change all the time.
Ring Mountain Creamery Cafe
1965 Cliff Lake Road
Eagan, MN 55122
Ring Mountain offers more than 100 flavors of gelato – from their uber-popular chocolate to strawberry cheese cake to stracciatella (Italian chocolate chip). With so much to offer, you’re sure to find a flavor you love. (Ring Mountain also serves ice cream).
For a weekend treat in Stillwater, stop by Luna Rossa and see which flavors of homemade gelato they’ve got that weekend. While there, explore the 10,000 square feet of caves, which locals say are haunted, connected to the shop.
2524 Nicollet Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Owned by the delightful family behind Jasmine Deli and Jasmine 26, Café Kem offers homemade gelato to go with some Vietnamese coffee (drip brewed coffee with sweetened condensed milk) and sandwiches (Bahn Mi). And for all the vegans out there, Kem also has soy-based flavors.
-Jonathon Sharp is an intern with WCCO.com.