At Cow Bella, KaTrina and Paul Wentzel make their luscious, flavor-packed gelato every day, turning to local and seasonal ingredients for inspiration (if sea salt caramel is on the menu, order it immediately). The dairy-free sorbetto is similarly delicious.

Cow Bella, 1700 Grand Av., St. Paul, 651-340-0585

Thursday night is date night at Crema Cafe — the home of Sonny's Ice Cream — and it's a doozy. Buy any two entrees and receive a half-price bottle of wine and two free scoops of extraodinary ice cream or sorbet, all ideally enjoyed on the restaurant's charming patio.

3403 Lyndale Av. S., Mpls., 612-824-3868

Honey & Mackie's owners Amy and Josh Albert borrowed their sons' nicknames to christen their cheery scoop shop, which features two dozen ever-changing house-made flavors, along with fresh-cut fries.

16725 County Rd. 24, Plymouth, 763-225-6682