Ice cream hot spots in the Midwest

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WILTON, Iowa -- Anything worth having is, as they say, worth waiting for. The ice cream at the Wilton Candy Kitchen is certainly worth having, because it's as fresh as it gets.
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#43
Jun 25, 2009
 
Bauder Pharmacy in Des Moines Iowa. Still made fresh, by hand, right there in the pharmacy. Takes you way back. Great ice cream and nice people.
If you go to Des Moines for ice cream, be sure to go to Graziano's Grocery for the Italian meats, cheeses and spices. Their hot italian sausage is worth walking a thousand miles for. They've been in the same building since prehistoric times and the place is permeated with the spice smell. It's where Tony Soprano would've shopped, if he shopped. Mmmm.
Annie's Ice Cream Parlor in beautiful downtown Sidney Iowa. Home of the Sidney Rodeo. On the edge of the beautiful Loess Hills. If you time your trip just right you might get to see some vintage tractors and a real stock car race. Now that's fun.
bobby the g

Elgin, IL

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#44
Jun 25, 2009
 
Pearl wrote:
<quoted text>This is about opinions of good places to have ice cream. I stated mine. You have nothing to contribute to your fellow readers but negativity???
You have a BORING life! Overpriced and not special!
the hammer

Elgin, IL

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Jun 25, 2009
 

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Karla Larson wrote:
You have missed one!! Whitey's Ice Cream 2525 b41st Street in Moline, Illinois 61265....The Best!!!!
Sounds racist to me! Get the people going after Transformers and Burger King on this right away!
Karen

Loves Park, IL

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#47
Jul 5, 2009
 
OK - we went on a road trip this weekend to try ice cream.. first stop -the Wilton Candy Kitchen - they only had 4 flavors of ice cream made: chocolate, vanilla, strawberry and cherry pecan. All were good, not great. George and Thelma were a hoot - but we were kinda disappointed. Next stop: Viroqua WI to Sibby's Organic Zone - what a waste of time/drive/day. Only thing they had was vanilla soft serve...so very disappointing. The guy behind the counter said, we haven't had ice cream in weeks...who knows when we'll have it again.

Overall - very disappointed!!!!
truth is coming

Cooper, IA

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#48
Aug 15, 2009
 
the candy kitchen sucks. takes one slice of cheese and puts it between 2 pcs of bread, put it on a hot plate/grill and call it a grilled cheese "sandwich". does the same thing with the ham 1 slice! if you stop there aks them about when the huge blizzard came thru town and the bought all the milk they could at Jakes (now, he was a great guy!) and then sold the milk to the stranded for 3 times what it should cost........this is true. more later.
ice cream please

Cooper, IA

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#50
Dec 29, 2009
 
went there during an event they call
"founders day" and was really disappointed in the food. what a joke! and that thelma lady was just telling gossip type stories about other people that live in that town. I could'e gone to McD and had better ice cream.
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Cooper, IA

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#51
Jan 4, 2010
 
Hammer, I heard that at one time CK in Wilton was getting their ice cream from Whitey's
Monane

Roscoe, IL

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#52
Jan 23, 2010
 
Dairyhaus in Rockton IL. Best Ice cream, cuz it's homemade right in the little historic building, Wonderful family good feeling place, with picnic tables outside in a beautiful yard
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Cooper, IA

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#53
Apr 2, 2010
 
monane.........have you actually seen them make it?.....just curious
onthat

Cooper, IA

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#54
Sep 9, 2010
 
thst place had a rather big party to celebrate a local realestate company leaving the business. It seems that nobody in this town likes him or his wife. I was told he did a lot of bad deals. Anyway, no more Owens realty!

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#56
Sep 12, 2010
 
I like Busty Babs Ice House in Muscatine. They got the best float goin. They call it 44 DD Saggy Hangers. It's two big scoops and lots of whip cream let me tell ya what fer!
NEVER AGAIN

Wilton, IA

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#57
Aug 4, 2011
 
the owner trys to come off as a very generous person and in reality, she stiffs people. my family and I went there for the bike run and I commented to the man at the bar across the street that the ice crem prices seem high at the candy kitchen and he told me that she jacked the prices up for the occasion
jojo

Davenport, IA

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#58
Aug 9, 2011
 
famiy just had shakes at The Hamburg Inn in Iowa City and they swear it's the best they ever have had...they have "pie shakes" where they take an actual piece of pie and crumble it up and then put it in a shake...yummy

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