It’s always a good time to get ice cream, but if you want an extra reason to indulge this time of year, July is National Ice Cream Month. Here are ten places to satisfy your sweet tooth with a scoop (or more) of ice cream, frozen yogurt or gelato in Rochester, MN:


A Mexican ice cream parlor, Bombon also serves Bubble waffles, Milkshakes, Aguas Frescas, Fresh Fruits and more.

Café Aquí

Café Aquí opened in 2022 inside Sargent’s on 2nd. In addition to specialty coffee, it offers ice cream, milkshakes, and malts with traditional and unique flavors, like Blueberry Cheesecake.


CherryBerry is a self-serve frozen yogurt bar offering over 50 rotating frozen yogurt flavors and over 50 toppings. Customers pay for their yogurt cup by the ounce.

Chocolaterie Stam

You can’t miss the large, inviting display of Gelato (Italian ice cream) at the front of Chocolaterie Stam, located on the second floor of the Galleria Mall in downtown Rochester. Chocolaterie Stam also has other kinds of chocolate treats and gift boxes available.

Cold Stone Creamery

Known for mixing custom creations on a frozen granite stone, Cold Stone Creamery offers endless combinations of ice cream flavors and mix-in ingredients. In addition to custom ice cream creations, Cold Stone also offers shakes, smoothies, cakes, pies and more.

There are two Cold Stone locations in Rochester: Cold Stone Creamery North and Cold Stone Creamery South.

Dairy Queen

Blizzards, Dilly Bars, sundaes, cones and more, the historic chain of ice cream shops has something for everyone. There are several Dairy Queen locations throughout Rochester: Dairy Queen North, Dairy Queen Downtown, Dairy Queen Central and Dairy Queen South.


Since 2011, Flapdoodles has served home-made ice cream featuring unique flavors that are made on-site. In addition to different kinds of ice cream dishes, you can also order shakes, malts, cakes and pies.

Flapdoodles has two stores in North and South Rochester and an ice cream truck that serves treats at various businesses and events.

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Fuzzy's Italian Ice

Fuzzy's Italian Ice in downtown Rochester serves soft serve ice cream, stuffed Italian cream, Italian Ice, milkshakes and more. The ice cream creations taste just as amazing as they look!

La Michocana Purepecha

La Michocana Purepecha

La Michocana Purepecha

With more than 30 flavors of ice cream, La Michocana Purepecha is a great place to stop when you're craving ice cream or other sweet treats. It also has more than 50 flavors of popsicles, yogurts, fruit cups, and Mexican snacks.

The Wandering Scoop

The Wandering Scoop is a mobile ice cream parlor and food truck. It serves artisan, small-batch gelato made by hand using local ingredients. As the name suggests, you can find The Wandering Scoop around the region at various local events, such as Rochester Farmers Markets and local breweries.  Check their Facebook or Instagram pages to find their weekly schedule. 

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Ice cream not your thing? Find a guide to all kinds of Sweet Treats in Rochester, Minnesota here.