Izzy’s ice cream supports local farmers

Izzy's ice cream supports local farmers

Marielle Arostegui

Izzy’s Ice Cream Shop, a completely “green” shop that supports local farms by only using organically grown products, serves some of the best ice cream in the St. Paul area.

Marielle Arostegui, Staff Writer

Izzy’s Ice Cream Shop, a completely “green” shop that supports local farms by only using organically grown products, serves some of the best and freshest ice cream in the area. Located in St. Paul, right by St.Thomas, this ice cream not only appeals to college students, but families as well.

When walking into this shop, a variety of sights and smells overcome the consumer. Sweet scents waft in the air, as the customer eyes travel past stations continuously producing homemade waffle cones. Their eyes will come across the long line of ice cream flavors offered there. Izzy’s ice cream options change daily, and any Izzy fans can receive updates on what ice creams are available via facebook, twitter, or email.

Even though some ice cream types vary seasonally, disappointment in lack of flavors does not often occur at Izzy’s. The shop offers a variety of flavors that may seem unconventional. The list of types range from crowd favorite of peppermint Oreo, to the best seller salted caramel, all the way to the strange basil flavored ice cream.

Izzy’s offers a gluten free selection, as well as soy ice cream for those who are lactose intolerant. Tea lovers should try Izzy’s Blue Mountain Spice, which can only be described as an intense chai experience. Their Chubby Bunny is the epitome of fall, made with cinnamon, nutmeg, cream cheese frosting, and carrot cake chunks.

So what is an Izzy? An Izzy is a tiny scoop of ice cream put on top of the ice cream, and is complementary with each order. The point of the Izzy is to let buyers sample an ice cream flavor that they have never tried before, drawing them back to Izzy’s if they want to turn their sample into a new found favorite.

With ice cream ranging from $3.60 to the rare $9.25 for those whose ice cream craving know no limits, Izzy’s will not let down any consumer, nor will it put a dent in their pocket. Able to satisfy the sweet tooth of any eco-friendly costumer, an Izzy costumer will not leave disappointed.