Patch Picks: Five Places in Hudson to Scream for Ice Cream

Summer's heat is on the way—cool off with one of these sweet treats around town.

Eating ice cream before it melts in high temps is a time-honored tradition - in fact, I'd say ice cream comes in right behind apple pie in terms of iconic American treats. Check out these places to scream for ice cream in Hudson:

Knoke's Chocolates

If you can make it all the way to the ice cream counter past container after container of tempting chocolate in , I salute you. If you don't get sidetracked by their other mouthwatering confections, the trip to the ice cream case is well worth it. Choose from a cup, sugar cone or waffle cone (they'll even dip it in chocolate for an extra dose of delicious) of frozen flavors like birthday cake, peppermint bonbon and cotton candy. 


Don't be fooled by its fast food packaging - a ice cream cone packs just 150 calories and 3.5 grams of fat, making it a great option for those watching their waistlines.

Cold Stone Creamery

is home to all things frozen and delicious. Ice cream, ice cream cake, ice cream cupcakes, smoothies, shakes, iced coffee and ice cream sandwiches are all on the menu. Bonus: put a tip in the bucket and you'll be serenaded by the entire staff - dessert and entertainment!

Keys Cafe & Bakery

may be known for their fresh baked goods, but don't overlook the ice cream on their dessert menu. Customers can choose from shakes, malts, or a cherry or chocolate sundae (fresh fruit and nuts optional).

Dairy Queen

No list of places to purchase ice cream would be complete without  and their famous Blizzard treats. Hudson's Dairy Queen location is perfect for picking up a Dilly Bar, dipped cone or Peanut Buster Parfait and taking a walk through . 

NIck July 05, 2012 at 03:55 PM
DQ is a MN company and Culvers is a WI company. My take...nothing beats Knokes but for the price Freedom (North Hudson) does have great ice cream and with kids does it really matter if you get the "high end" stuff? Good take on Kahladis too! KEEP IT LOCAL IF YOU CAN!!! My kids could care less.
Julie Kovacic July 05, 2012 at 05:56 PM
McDonald's and Dairy Queen do not qualify to be called ice cream.
justin reischel July 06, 2012 at 01:33 AM
Rich, There are only 2 locally owned shops listed….. BTW Julie DQ is called Reduced Fat Ice Cream. Ice Cream has to have 12% butter-fat before you can call it ice cream.
Micheal Foley July 06, 2012 at 04:53 AM
Everyone is so picky. Just go enjoy some tasty cold treats! :-)
Frank McGruber July 06, 2012 at 08:38 PM
As a reformed Minnesotan who grew up in Stillwater, I have to mention Nelson's, even though it is across the river. Somewhat ashamed to lead people over there, but it's the best ice cream place around.


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