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Where to Buy Local for Ice Cream in DSM

Ice Cream Guide

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is continuing to look local first when it comes to buying from Greater Des Moines (DSM) shops, restaurants and more. By supporting small businesses, the money you spend in the region will stay within the community. This week’s #DSMlocal buying guide is for ice cream, frozen yogurt and other tasty treat options, so check out the featured items below for where to cool off with a cone or dish in DSM.

Greater Des Moines Ice Cream Shops

Billy’s Ice Cream Store

Featured Item: Ice Cream
Description: Located in Adel, Billy’s Ice Cream Store specializes in ice cream treats like soft serve cones, malts, shakes and sundaes along the bike trail.

Black Cat Ice Cream

Featured Item: Homemade Scoops
Description: The menu is ever-changing, so make sure you check the website before your visit. All ice cream is made with grass-fed natural dairy and locally produced ingredients.

Cardinal Corner

Featured Item: Churro-Chata
Description: Cardinal Corner in Newton offers an outdoor patio to enjoy flurries, slushies, floats, cones and cups, sundaes, malts and more.

Dairy Queen

Featured Item: Blizzard
Description: Try a limited time Blizzard® this summer: peanut butter cookie dough party, picnic peach cobbler and ultimate cookie blizzard at locations in Indianola and Waukee.

Dari Barn

Featured Item: Specialty Sundaes
Description: PB Beast with reese's pieces, peanut butter sauce and peanut butter cups, or Curious George with bananas, brownies and caramel.


Featured Item: Banana Split
Description: In Winterset, Frostee’s is the place to visit for ice cream this summer.

Jersey Freeze

Featured Item: Root Beer Floats
Description: Taste Jersey Freeze ice cream submerged in root beer. If you’re looking for another sweet treat, try the slushies, Jersey Freezers, cones, shakes, malts or sundaes.

Just Chillin’ Frozen Treats

Featured Item: Frozen Treats
Description: Located at the Bondurant Summer Fest and other local events, Just Chillin’ offers frozen goodies to Bondurant, Altoona and surrounding areas.

Monarca Gourmet Paletas

Featured Item: Ice Cream Popsicles
Description: Enjoy a locally made gourmet paleta that you can dip in a chocolate of your choice (dark or white chocolate, cookie butter or chocolate hazelnut), sprinkle with your favorite topping (oreo, coconut, graham crackers, almonds, pistachio, peanuts, fruity pebbles, tajin, sprinkles or granola) and top with your favorite drizzle (condensed milk, chocolate, caramel, raspberry or chamoy). 

Over the Top Ice Cream

Featured Item: Happy Wife Happy Life
Description: The new rotating flavor features dark chocolate ice cream bursting with fudge pieces, Heath pieces, roasted/salted almonds and a caramel ribbon.

Sweet Swirls Rolled Ice Cream

Featured Item: Rolled Ice Cream
Description: In Ankeny and Bondurant, pick your flavor, mix-ins and sauce to create your own personalized rolled ice cream. Shakes and ice cream cakes are also available.

The Outside Scoop

Featured Item: Homemade Ice Cream
Description: The Outside Scoop in Ankeny and Indianola boasts 24 flavors on a rotating basis in its stores and five to seven flavors on a rotating basis in its trucks.

Find a complete list of Member businesses here.

Learn more about buying local by visiting dsmpartnership.com/buylocal and make sure to use #DSMlocal when posting about your local products, services or purchases on social media.

Greater Des Moines Partnership

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 23 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 400 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com.