Since we opened in 1994, we have thoroughly enjoyed
serving the best customers in the Twin Cities and in the
state of Minnesota. We take pride in being able to offer
a unique and fun atmosphere for our customers to enjoy
some of the best ice cream in the Twin Cities!
How was it that Scoops came to be?
Scoops began as an idea in the heads of owners Mark and Heidi Wavinak after attending their sons’ baseball games at Dred Scott Fields in Bloomington. Sitting out and watching their sons play in the summer heat prompted them to think, “We need ice cream! Good ice cream.” And thus, Scoops was born.
Mark and Heidi, who are now-retired Eden Prairie middle school teachers, opened Scoops for our first season on April 1st, 1994. For those who were there that day, the length of the line matched the length of the building in which we are still located. As those first customers walked through the doors, the same atmosphere greeted them that will greet you: our pink walls, right out of the 1950s; our Wall-of-Fame with autographs from such celebrities as Frank Sinatra and Jay Leno; the jukebox playing vintage 45 records; and the smiling faces of our wonderful Scoopers.
It started out as a 10-year plan. By bringing ice cream to Bloomington, Mark and Heidi gave high school students in Bloomington and Eden Prairie a fun place to work during the summer; it gave teams somewhere to cool off after playing across the street at Dred Scott; and it became a fantastic place for families and friends to come to for a treat. But the roots Scoops grew in the Bloomington community kept growing deeper, and deeper, and deeper. So here we are!
As the community’s staple dessert destination, Scoops continues to grow and bring Bloomington what we initially set out to do over 20 years ago: bring the community the best ice cream, service, and atmosphere in the Twin Cities.