The Tiny Shop In Iowa That Serves Homemade Ice Cream To Die For
Iowa has so many amazing ice cream shops that it’s nearly impossible to pick a favorite, but The Outside Scoop in Indianola certainly ranks among the best in the state.
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The Outside Scoop truck runs during the spring, summer, and fall, with opening day for the 2017 season beginning March 17th! The truck can be found at many local events, and it makes daily stops in several locations:
Tuesdays and Fridays: Pappajohn Sculpture Park in Des Moines, open 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Wednesdays: Regency Business Park in West Des Moines, open 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Thursdays: East Village in downtown Des Moines, open 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
There are occasional Saturday appearances at Water Works Park between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. They make random stops around town, as well as in Ankeny, Norwalk, and Carlisle during the summer. You can track the location of the truck on The Outside Scoop Facebook page or on Twitter @TheOutsideScoop.
Are you screaming for ice cream yet? We are! We’ve already marked our calendars for March 17th and are hungrily awaiting the return of our favorite sweet treats!
Meg Archer is a Portland, Oregon-based Editor & Social Media Manager with degrees in English/Creative Writing from Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo and Social Psychology from Portland State University. She has held positions in writing, editing, and media-related fields for over 10 years, including serving as the Editor-in-Chief for Cal Poly’s literary journal Byzantium and copywriting for advertising/marketing agencies before joining Only In You State team in 2015. When she’s not writing or out exploring the West Coast, Meg enjoys working on visual media projects, speaking as a mental health advocate, and can always be found in the front row at Portland Timbers matches.
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