6. CHOCOLATE BROWNIE SUNDAE AT LALA HOMEMADE ICE CREAM

 

Along with making first-rate ice creams, owner Jennifer Lisburg and her crew are talented bakers; witness the tempting cookies, cakes and pies on the counter. For a double dose of chocolate, Lisburg incorporates crumbles of a dense, wicked-good brownie into her mellow cocoa ice cream, with winning results. Not a chocolate fan? The glorious Sweet Basil Vanilla is another must-try flavor. Scoops $3.50 to $8.

3146 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls., 612-824-5252, lalahomemadeicecream.com

Rick Nelson joined the staff of the Star Tribune in 1998 and is the newspaper’s restaurant critic. He is a Twin Cities native, a University of Minnesota graduate and a James Beard Award winner.