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National Ice Cream Month? Let’s All Scream

Ramone's Ice Cream Parlor in Eau Claire.
Ramone's Ice Cream Parlor in Eau Claire.

There’s only one way to celebrate National Ice Cream Month this July: Pick up a scoop of ice cream from your favorite local ice cream parlor! If you’re heading to Ramone’s (503 Galloway St.), check out This Just Got Serious – a local favorite! They’ve also got Munchie Madness, Cotton Candy Twist, Superman, and Birthday Cake, which are sweet choices on a hot summer day. Over at Olson’s Ice Cream (80 S. Barstow St.), you can snag a scoop of their Cotton Candy Confetti or Chocolate Monster. You might think their Black Licorice isn’t gelato fun, but you’ll never know until you try it. And at the Danc’n Bean (2803 E. Hamilton Ave.), your family can feast on enormous Old Fashioned Bridgeman’s Sundae or enjoy classic Bridgeman’s flavors like Maple Nut, Butter Brittle, and Peppermint Bon Bon.

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Andrea Paulseth has been the part-time staff photographer with Volume One since 2008, trying her best to draw in the reader with off camera lighting skill and editorial style photography.

Rebecca Mennecke  author

Rebecca Mennecke joined the Volume One team as Associate Editor in 2020. Rebecca studied creative writing and journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and formerly served as editor of None of the Above, managing editor of The Spectator...