Pumphouse Creamery

★★★★★
  • 4754 Chicago Ave S

    Minneapolis, MN 55407

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  • 612-825-2021

About Pumphouse Creamery

Hours
Hours vary, but usually 12pm-8pm (or later); Closed on Mondays in winter
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We came here with a groupon, I wouldn't pay $4.50 for ice cream otherwise. The mocha toffee and chocolate peanut butter were creamy and good. It's nice that they use all natural ingredients. I didn't care for the cone however.

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★★★★☆

We came here with a groupon, I wouldn't pay $4.50 for ice cream otherwise. The mocha toffee and chocolate peanut butter were creamy and good. It's nice that they use all natural ingredients. I didn't care for the cone however.

Pros: large scoops

Cons: kind of pricey

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My daughter and I loved this place. The homemade cone has a slightly different taste but is still delish. The ice cream is amazing! It is a little spendy but totally worth the trip.

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★★★★☆

My daughter and I loved this place. The homemade cone has a slightly different taste but is still delish. The ice cream is amazing! It is a little spendy but totally worth the trip.

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The Pumphouse has the best ice cream in the twin cities - natural and organic, great flavors and wonderful sorbets. Must try the seasonal pumpkin with oatmeal cookies and cream

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★★★★★

The Pumphouse has the best ice cream in the twin cities - natural and organic, great flavors and wonderful sorbets. Must try the seasonal pumpkin with oatmeal cookies and cream

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This ice cream is the best I have had in years! But it's not just ice cream... they have shakes, malts, sundaes, 5 scoop samplers and hand packed pints and I believe quarts also. The owner and employees were very helpful, friendly and informative. You must try the sea salt pralin or chipotle chocolate. All of the ice cream is made with organic milk and all of the ingredidents are local. And a nice new treat is the dog ice cream made with half the sugar. I got a 6 pack for my puppy. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Pumphouse Creamery.

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★★★★★

This ice cream is the best I have had in years! But it's not just ice cream... they have shakes, malts, sundaes, 5 scoop samplers and hand packed pints and I believe quarts also. The owner and employees were very helpful, friendly and informative. You must try the sea salt pralin or chipotle chocolate. All of the ice cream is made with organic milk and all of the ingredidents are local. And a nice new treat is the dog ice cream made with half the sugar. I got a 6 pack for my puppy. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Pumphouse Creamery.

Pros: great service, fresh ideas, very quality ice cream

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Now that I've been to Pumphouse Creamery, all other ice cream just doesn't match up. I would go to Pumphouse even just for its mission - high quality, natural, local ingredients, neighborhood employees, handmade batch by batch.

But even more, I go even more for the ice cream! You can't imagine the difference in taste - rich, creamy, not overdone with sugar and never any dyes. The sea-salt praline pecan is phenomenal, and all the el ray chocolate combinations are a true chocolate lover's dream. I still don't understand how the one woman who owns it handmakes every batch herself, but you sure can taste the difference.

With Thanksgiving coming up, I'm going in to get my pints of pumpkin, oatmeal raisin cookie, and probably a five-scoop sampler (trust me, you'll have a hard time even limiting it to five!). I'm happy to see such a responsible, fabulous business in south Minneapolis.

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★★★★★

Now that I've been to Pumphouse Creamery, all other ice cream just doesn't match up. I would go to Pumphouse even just for its mission - high quality, natural, local ingredients, neighborhood employees, handmade batch by batch.

But even more, I go even more for the ice cream! You can't imagine the difference in taste - rich, creamy, not overdone with sugar and never any dyes. The sea-salt praline pecan is phenomenal, and all the el ray chocolate combinations are a true chocolate lover's dream. I still don't understand how the one woman who owns it handmakes every batch herself, but you sure can taste the difference.

With Thanksgiving coming up, I'm going in to get my pints of pumpkin, oatmeal raisin cookie, and probably a five-scoop sampler (trust me, you'll have a hard time even limiting it to five!). I'm happy to see such a responsible, fabulous business in south Minneapolis.

Pros: Taste! Highest Quality Ingredients, Variety of Flavors, Supports Other Local Businesses

Cons: Having to decide which flavor to get

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I had the 5 scoop sampler so I could enjoy several flavors. Of the five I had, I liked the sea salt butter pecan (or something like that) the most. I thought the ice cream was okay but nothing to write home about. I've actually had store-brand grocery store ice cream that I enjoyed more. The service couldn't have been more blah. I'll give her the benefit of the doubt and say that the girl behind the counter must have been having a bad day. She didn't greet us, and I felt as if I was bothering her to get her to scoop some ice cream. We definitely didn't get a smile.

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★★★☆☆

I had the 5 scoop sampler so I could enjoy several flavors. Of the five I had, I liked the sea salt butter pecan (or something like that) the most. I thought the ice cream was okay but nothing to write home about. I've actually had store-brand grocery store ice cream that I enjoyed more. The service couldn't have been more blah. I'll give her the benefit of the doubt and say that the girl behind the counter must have been having a bad day. She didn't greet us, and I felt as if I was bothering her to get her to scoop some ice cream. We definitely didn't get a smile.

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I love this place! Small and friendly, and the ice cream and sorbet is pure flavor... they don't oversweeten (hooray!) and the ingredients are top quality. They're happy to give you a taste of anything, but those little tasting spoons don't quite capture the experience of these ice creams -- if you take a good-sized bite of a scoop, then you get the full impact. I bought a couple of hand-packed pints for a dinner party and both guests were delighted: one said the lemon ginger sorbet was "one of the best things I've ever put in my mouth."

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★★★★★

I love this place! Small and friendly, and the ice cream and sorbet is pure flavor... they don't oversweeten (hooray!) and the ingredients are top quality. They're happy to give you a taste of anything, but those little tasting spoons don't quite capture the experience of these ice creams -- if you take a good-sized bite of a scoop, then you get the full impact. I bought a couple of hand-packed pints for a dinner party and both guests were delighted: one said the lemon ginger sorbet was "one of the best things I've ever put in my mouth."

Pros: Quality, friendly service

Cons: Only one table

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In a locale that is teeming with great ice cream places, this one has the best goods. I adore Izzy's, for the ambience and the Izzy scoop, but for quality, I think Pumphouse has them beat. The nut flavors are incredible (last visit we had dulce de leche with carmelized pecans and a sublime honey with cashews) as is the mint with chocolate truffles. Go! You will not be sorry.

2
★★★★★

In a locale that is teeming with great ice cream places, this one has the best goods. I adore Izzy's, for the ambience and the Izzy scoop, but for quality, I think Pumphouse has them beat. The nut flavors are incredible (last visit we had dulce de leche with carmelized pecans and a sublime honey with cashews) as is the mint with chocolate truffles. Go! You will not be sorry.

Pros: fantastic ice cream, friendly service

Cons: tiny place, no tables

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Good ice cream: the oatmeal oatmeal cookie & dulce de leche w/carmelized pecans and chocolate chunks.

2
★★★★★

Good ice cream: the oatmeal oatmeal cookie & dulce de leche w/carmelized pecans and chocolate chunks.

Pros: Good ice cream

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The Pumphouse Creamery is the best ice cream shop outside of Cincinnati, Ohio (which is home to Graeter's, the best ice cream in the world). Barb's shop is a close second and wins for innovation. All the ice cream is made by hand with lots of love in small batches and Barb does not scrimp on the ingredients or real buttercream, so check your Adkins diet at the door. The oatmeal cookie is to die for, as are the malts and any of the malt-flavored ice creams. Everything with pralines and pecans is excellent too. If you are on a diet, the sorbets are the best I've ever had -- blood orange is fabulous.

2
★★★★★

The Pumphouse Creamery is the best ice cream shop outside of Cincinnati, Ohio (which is home to Graeter's, the best ice cream in the world). Barb's shop is a close second and wins for innovation. All the ice cream is made by hand with lots of love in small batches and Barb does not scrimp on the ingredients or real buttercream, so check your Adkins diet at the door. The oatmeal cookie is to die for, as are the malts and any of the malt-flavored ice creams. Everything with pralines and pecans is excellent too. If you are on a diet, the sorbets are the best I've ever had -- blood orange is fabulous.

Pros: Great Selection, Highest Quality, Great Flavors

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Not to be missed: dulce de leche w/carmelized pecans and chocolate chunks, maple nut, malted vanilla w/Turtle Bread chocolate bread, vanilla oatmeal cookies, and the homemade waffle cones with a surprise in the bottom. The 5 scoop sampler is a good way to go when you can't make up your mind. Five small scoops of your choice for $3.50

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★★★★★

Not to be missed: dulce de leche w/carmelized pecans and chocolate chunks, maple nut, malted vanilla w/Turtle Bread chocolate bread, vanilla oatmeal cookies, and the homemade waffle cones with a surprise in the bottom. The 5 scoop sampler is a good way to go when you can't make up your mind. Five small scoops of your choice for $3.50

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Great neighborhood asset, but also worth driving to.

Although they only have twenty some flavors, each seems to be given the right about of attention. Their ice cream competes with any of the local independent ice cream joints.

The butter pecan is awesome.

2
★★★★★

Great neighborhood asset, but also worth driving to.

Although they only have twenty some flavors, each seems to be given the right about of attention. Their ice cream competes with any of the local independent ice cream joints.

The butter pecan is awesome.

Pros: Friendly, Tasty, Open til 10

 

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