August 20, 2020

Summertime is sweeter with ice cream, and the season isn’t complete without a trip to your favorite scoop shop.

You can find Hudsonville in shops from the shores of Lake Michigan to the tip of the Mitten and throughout the Midwest, and each shop puts a special twist on how they serve ice cream. There’s still time this season to visit your favorite shop – or someplace new – and try a new take on your favorite flavors.

From the super-sized to the perfect-for-sharing-size, check out a few of our favorite scoop shop treats made with our very own ice cream.

Norm’s Ice Cream: A “Large” Ice Cream Cone

If you visit Norm’s locations in Fruitport, Grand Haven and North Muskegon, you’ll quickly realize the serving size here is anything but the norm!  Norm’s regulars will often warn newcomers to “stick with a small,” but everyone knows sometimes more ice cream is better.

For ice cream fanatics, or those up for a challenge, Norm’s will happily scoop up a large ice cream cone. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!

The Parlour of Jackson: The “Dare To Be Great” Sundae (and Challenge)

Hear us out: 21 scoops of hand-dipped ice cream in various flavors, sauces of every kind, sprinkles, nuts, whipped cream, and don’t forget the cherries! Oh, and did we mention you have to eat this mega sundae in an hour?! Welcome to The Parlour of Jackson and it’s infamous “Dare To Be Great” Sundae Challenge.

Opened in 1915, the Parlour is one of Jackson’s more iconic restaurants, offering 44 flavors of ice cream, sundaes, shakes and more. If you take on the “Dare To Be Great” sundae challenge and complete it in an hour, your sundae is free, and you can claim other bragging rights (like having your name added to the Wall of Success). Worth it? You tell us!


Jaami’s Ice Cream & Treats: Ice Cream Nachos

This is “nacho” typical ice cream treat! If you’re looking for a fiesta for your taste buds, head to Jaami’s Ice Cream & Treats in Frankenmuth.

Start by choosing a flavor. They serve over 40 varieties including many of your Hudsonville Ice Cream favorites. Then choose a sauce for dipping or scooping, followed by a dry topping like nuts or candy pieces, and finish it up with freshly made waffle chips. Combine them all together for a perfect dessert.

Frosty Boy Cascade: Hudsonville Trio

Triple the flavors, triple the fun! We just had to mention the Hudsonville Trio from Frosty Boy Cascade in Grand Rapids. After all, it’s named after us!

This one is super straightforward: Enjoy three scoops of your favorite Hudsonville Ice Cream flavors (be sure to mix and match!) and your choice of one topping, served in a freshly made waffle bowl. It’s a classic scoop shop treat that’s sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.

Sadie’s Ice Cream Parlor: The Grand Sundae

If you’re visiting Mackinac Island with friends or family and looking for a doggone delicious way to cool off, stroll on into Sadie’s Ice Cream Parlor at the Grand Hotel for The Grand Sundae!

Built to share and served in a dog-bone shaped bowl, this sundae is sure to put a smile on everyone’s face. While you’re at Sadie’s, be sure to try the winner of their annual flavor contest. Every year, fans vote on the 24th Hudsonville flavor to join the scoop shop lineup. 2020’s winning flavor was Windmill Cookie Butter!

Sometimes it’s not the ice cream, but the atmosphere, that makes a scoop shop great! These shops are a must-visit for their charm, history and character.


Named one of the best ice cream shops in Michigan by Travel + Leisure, Pekadill’s is not only known for their amazing Hudsonville Ice Cream sundaes, but their delightfully quaint locale. The restaurant is located in one of Whitehall’s historic homes, with a picturesque garden and waterfalls located in the backyard.

Trivia time! How many of our fans know where the name “Pekadill’s” comes from?! Let us know or give your best guess in the comments! 😃

Posted by Pekadill's on Sunday, July 14, 2019

Jersey Junction

All aboard! Next stop, Jersey Junction! Nestled in the historic Gaslight Village of East Grand Rapids, Jersey Junction is an old-fashioned ice cream parlor, and it shows. From the gaslit lamp out front to the old school benches inside, and even a working model train that runs on a track around the shop, visitors will love all of the unique history to be found around every corner.

Captain Sundae

Home of the famous Tommy Turtle Sundae at three West Michigan locations. Captain Sundae’s Holland North location also doubles as Pirates Landing Mini Golf. From the Moaning Tree to Skull Pond and past Blackbeard VD’s dinghy, pirates young and old will enjoy their search for Captain Burke’s stolen treasure – but we know the real treasure is the Hudsonville Ice Cream cone at the end of the course.

Do you have a favorite scoop shop treat or must-visit scoop shop? Tell us about it the comments below!

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