Opening Soon for 2018

Image of Scoops' 1958 Ford Fairlane

The countdown. is. on.

In less than 30 days, we will be open for our 25th season! From day one until the season is done we will have fun giveaways and deals for everyone who joins the celebration.

We’re also thrilled to announce that we’ve once again been voted by Bloomington as their favorite ice cream destination. Not only that, but we were also featured on Twin Cities Live in January! Is there a more perfect way to kick off our 25th year?

“Our community. That’s who we have to thank for all of the fun we’ve had since we opened. We’re so fortunate to have such wonderful customers and scoopers who make Scoops what it is,” owner Mark Wavinak said. “We’re going to have the time of our lives this year.”

The party begins on Friday, March 16th at 3:30 pm. We will have our spring hours in place through Memorial Day: 3:30 – 9:00 pm Monday – Friday; 12:00 – 9:00 pm Saturday; and 1:00 – 9:00 pm Sunday.

Fall Flavors, Hours, and Fun!


With the first day of school comes the return of our fall flavors and fall hours!

After Labor Day, we’ll be getting ready to feature some of our autumn favorites… How do Pumpkin Pie, Caramel Apple, and Cinnamon sound?

We’ll also be back to our fall hours, starting Tuesday, September 5th.

  • Monday – Friday: 3:30 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Saturday: 12:00 pm  – 9:00 pm
  • Sunday: 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Don’t worry. There’s still plenty of time to get the rest of summer in before September!

How to Celebrate National Ice Cream Day


Our favorite holiday is swiftly approaching! National Ice Cream Day 2017 is Sunday, July 16th and we’re inviting you to celebrate with us.

Here’s how we’re going to do it:

Step 1: Start Early.19221907_1614214501935595_56981744038142707_o
Like the night before early. Get a jump on the festivities with our final MIDNIGHT SCOOPS of the summer on Saturday, July 15th. We’re bringing back the fun summer starlit lights and counting down until Midnight.

Step 2: Compete in our Ice Cream Eating Contest.
What?! Yep. You read that right. We’re holding an ice cream eating contest. There will be 3 age divisions, 10 and under, 11-15, and 16 and over. The top 3 competitors in each division will be awarded a trophy! Plus, the ice cream for the contest is free.

The contest will begin at 3:00 pm, starting with the 10 and under, continuing with the 11-15, and finishing with the 16 and older.

You can sign up beginning on Saturday, July 8th at Scoops. For each sign up, there is a $5 reservation fee that will be refunded at the contest.

Step 3: Keep celebrating with a BOGO.
Receive a buy one, get one free coupon for your next visit when you come in on Sunday, July 15th. What can we say? We like to keep the party going. Limit one per family.

Are you ready for National Ice Cream Day? Share your excitement with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Stay up late for Midnight Scoops!


Our summer Midnight Scoops series kicks off on Saturday, June 17th! In celebration of the Summer Solstice, we’re shutting off the regular lights and turning on our starlit summer lights from 9:30 until we close at midnight.


It’s the best way to satisfy your late night ice cream cravings and celebrate the official start of summer. Make sure to invite your family, friends, and S.O.’s to one of the best parts about summertime at Scoops.

Here is our entire Midnight Scoops series:

  • Saturday, June 17th: Celebrate the Summer Solstice!
    • Open until midnight.
    • Starlit summer lights go on at 9:30.
  • Monday, July 3rd: Happy Independence Day Eve!
  • Satuday, July 15th: National Ice Cream Day Eve.
    • Open until midnight.
    • We can’t wait to celebrate National Ice Cream Day so we’re starting early!
    • Stay tuned for the fun (seriously) we have planned for National Ice Cream Day, Sunday July 16th.

Summer 2017: Blind Taste Testings


How well do you know your Scoops? Put your tastes to the test at our blind taste testings this summer!

Correctly name 3 of the mystery flavors and get $1 off your cone.  What better way to earn your ice cream bragging rights?

Show off your talents:

  • Monday, June 19th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Monday, July 10th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Monday, August 7th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Start training now…

Summer 2017: Ice Cream, Events, and More!

Image of Scoops' 1958 Ford Fairlane

We are gearing up to bring Bloomington our best summer yet! We will be bringing back our summer Midnight Scoops series, our classic car shows, and lots and lots of flamingos (more on that later). We’ll also have plenty of fun deals along the way too.

Here’s the lineup so far:

The Scoops Car

  • May Classic Car Show
    • Tuesday, May 9th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
    • Drivers of classic cars get a free cone.
  • June Classic Car Show
    • Wednesday, June 14th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
    • Drivers of classic cars get a free cone.
  • June Blind Taste Testing
    • Monday, June 19th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
    • Correctly name 3 mystery flavors, and get a free cone.
  • Midnight Scoops: Summer Solstice
    • Saturday, June 17th, open until MIDNIGHT.
    • Receive a $1 off coupon for your next cone if you come in between 9:30 pm and 12:00 am.
  • Midnight Scoops: 3rd of July
    • Monday, July 3rd, open after Bloomington’s fireworks until MIDNIGHT.
    • Indulge in a scoop of your favorite flavor after viewing one of the best fireworks shows in the State of Minnesota.
  • July Blind Taste Testing
    • Monday, July 10th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
    • Correctly name 3 mystery flavors, and get a free cone.
  •  July Classic Car Show
    • Wednesday, July 12th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
    • Drivers of classic cars get a free cone.
  • Midnight Scoops: National Ice Cream Day Eve
    • Saturday, July 15th, open until MIDNIGHT.
    • Ring in National Ice Cream Day with us! What can we say? We like to get an early jump on celebrating.
  • National Ice Cream Day 2017
    • Sunday, July 16th: Flamingos. Stay tuned.
    • We can tell you that we are holding an ice cream eating contest!
  • August Blind Taste Testing
    • Monday, August 7th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
    • Correctly name 3 mystery flavors, and get a free cone.
  • August Classic Car Show
    • Wednesday, August 9th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
    • Drivers of classic cars get a free cone.

Scoops is the 2017 Readers’ Choice for Ice Cream and Yogurt

Bloomington readers voted Scoops for the 2017 Readers' Choice.

Yet again, we have Bloomington to thank for voting us as Sun Current’s Ice Cream and Yogurt Readers’ Choice for 2017!

“Scoops has a 24-year reputation for serving quality ice cream, but more so for having employees who are genuinely fun and enjoy being with the community. That’s really what makes us who we are,” observed owner Mark Wavinak upon hearing about the award.

We are excited to reopen on March 10th to continue bringing the community what they seem to love: Scoops’ ice cream (and more!).

Celebrate with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

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Opening Day 2017: March 10th

The Scoops Car

Join us for the start of our 24th season on Friday, March 10th! We will ring in the new season beginning at 3:30 pm. We’re stocking all of your favorites from Sebastian Joe’s Nicollet Pothole to Sea Salt Carmel Nut to Fat Elvis to Licorice Chip.

Our spring hours are 3:30 – 9:00 pm Monday – Friday, 12:00 – 9:00 on Saturday, and 1:00 – 9:00 on Sunday. Keep an eye out for our season-opening deals in ValPak.

We’re probably a little too excited to kick off another summer of ice cream and fun, and we’re ready to share it!  Share yours on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using #ScoopsOpeningCountdown.


3rd and 4th of July Hours!


What’s happening at Scoops for the 4th of July?

We are hosting our 2nd Midnight Scoops of the season on July 3rd after Bloomington’s Fireworks! On Monday, we will be open from noon-8:00 pm and then we will reopen after fireworks until Midnight.

On the 4th, we will be open from noon-6:00 pm! Stop by after your picnic or grab a quart to-go on your way.

Happy Independence Day!