Get the Scoop & Celebrate National Ice Cream Month

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A scrumptious solution for first date nerves, the classiest catch up with a friend, and the easiest way to get over a break-up – yep, I’m talking about ice cream.

July is National Ice Cream Month and there is nothing better than supporting local businesses while eating some ice cream. Des Moines houses some fantastic ice cream shops that you need to check out to celebrate this tasty holiday.


Chocolaterie Stam 

Calling all chocolate fanatics! Chocolaterie Stam is the place of your dreams. As a family-owned confectionery business, not only will you be able to score melt-in-your-mouth ice cream, you can splurge a little and take home decadent chocolate candies to your loved ones. P.S. The crème filled chocolate mice are to die for.


Outside Scoop

Homemade ice cream takes hours to make at home, but you can experience it in minutes at Outside Scoop. This sweet shop houses over 60 handmade artisan flavors using local ingredients. Can’t stop in? Follow Outside Scoop’s social media to see where its truck will be soon!


Over The Top

Nationally recognized, Over The Top is located just outside Pleasant Hill. Providing homemade waffle cones daily, this shop delivers the whole experience with the ability to watch the ice cream being created right in front of you. Over 36 flavors are available, including non-dairy and vegan options, making this one shop you won’t want to miss.


Van Dee’s Ice Cream Shoppe

Best known for its “big chipper” ice cream sandwich, homemade waffle cone, and other sweet desserts, Van Dee’s Ice Cream Shoppe can do more than satisfy your sweet tooth. Take the whole family here for lunch or dinner and celebrate after with a sweet treat.


Big Acai Bowls

A healthy option to celebrate this great month, Big Acai Bowls is a customizable experience that combines organic, plant-based ingredients to create bowls, smoothies, toasts, and coffees. Based on an idea from the West Coast, this shop aims to fuel you up with a health-conscious and delicious meal option.