Everyone Screams for Ice Cream!

One of the best ways to stay cool in the summer is to enjoy a delicious bowl or cone of ice cream! So we’re here to share with you some of the best places to get a delicious frozen treat in the Willmar Lakes Area!

The Deep Freeze
Drive on over to New London and treat yourself to a nice, cold treat at the Deep Freeze. Locally owned and operated, the Deep Freeze has plenty of unique options that are different from any other ice cream spots in the area. Smooth and creamy soft serve ice cream in all the forms you love like sundaes, shakes, snowstorms, and cones. Some unique options include a Flavor Burst cone, where there is a ribbon of flavor on the outside of the vanilla ice cream, and the Crunchi Creme cone, where the candy is injected into the soft serve ice cream.

Big Kahuna Fun Park
Did you know that Big Kahuna Fun Park carries the Famous “Ashley’s Hard Dip Ice Cream” out of Wisconsin?? Some might say it’s the “Best Ice Cream Ever!” Check out their 8 Award Winning flavors the next time you’re in Spicer.

Lucky Duck
Lucky Duck is not only known to be the best toy store in the lakes area, but also a favorite place for gourmet popcorn and a sweet treat! With up to 24 different favors of ice cream, they’re sure to have what you’re craving. Stop by, grab your favorite flavor in a cone or dish, and enjoy a walk through the beautiful Downtown New London!

Green Lake County Park and Games Lake County Park
Both of these Kandiyohi County Parks serve up many flavors of hard dip ice cream sure to satisfy your sweet tooth! Locals from all around will drive out to these county parks just to enjoy their favorite ice cream treat! If you’re out on Green Lake or Games Lake, pull up your boat to one of their docks and stop in the store for a delicious ice cream cone or dish!

A&W Restaurant
Now we can’t forget about the all time favorite: the A&W root beer float! But that’s not the only kind of ice cream they serve at the New London location. They also offer shakes made with real fruit, classic shakes, root beer cream freeze, polar swirls, sundaes, and signature soft serve cones. Your stomach is sure to feel satisfied after one of their tasty treats!

Culver’s uses an incomparable fresh, frozen custard, that is made in-restaurant in small batches daily with real Wisconsin dairy, to make their irresistible desserts. Ever tried their Bananas Foster Sundae or thick, creamy Concrete Mixers? If not, you haven’t truly lived yet. They also serve shakes, malts, floats, and sundaes or you can take your favorite custard to go in a pint.

Dairy Queen
The Willmar Lakes Area is also home to three Dairy Queen‘s so you won’t be missing out on your favorite Blizzards or Dilly Bars this summer! Dairy Queen is also know for their delicious Banana Split, Peanut Buster Parfait, Buster Bar, Brownie and Oreo Cupfection, and many flavors of sundaes and cones.

We hope you enjoyed reading about the many delicious ice cream treats you can find in the Willmar Lakes Area. Now it’s time to go out and enjoy one!

Find more ways to stay cool during the summer in our blog entitled: 5 Ways to Stay Cool this Summer.

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