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Minnesota’s original scoop shoppe ice cream

Chester and Roy Bridgeman opened the original Bridgeman’s Ice Cream Shoppe in Duluth Minnesota in 1936. Crafted with only the highest-quality ingredients in crowd-pleasing flavors. Bridgeman’s ice cream become a Minnesota tradition. Today, decades later, we’re still family run and proud to continue their sweet legacy in grocery stores and scoop shops throughout the Midwest.

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Setting the Standard of Quality for over 80 Years

Bridgeman’s Ice Cream is prepared with fresh milk and cream, wholesome fruits and nuts, rich cocoas and dark chocolates, sweet caramel and delicious candies. Our special recipes create a smooth and creamy, not too sweet, not too heavy taste that only can be described as original… the original, super premium and quality taste of Bridgeman’s!!

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Dec 11

Twin Cities Live - Vegan Chocolate Crinkle Cookie

We get asked a lot if we offer a dairy free or vegan ice cream. Unfortunately, the answer is currently no. Our minimums are quite high and we hope that as our brand continues to grow we will be able to add in more options for special dietary needs. Don't worry, though! We got you! Eva Sabet at

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Dec 10

Twin Cities Live - Chocolate Peanut Butter Crinkle Surprise Cookies

It might be a mouthful, but that's ok when they are delicious! Alice Seuffert, author of the blog "Dining with Alice" has created a fun spin on the traditional Chocolate Crinkle Cookie! Watch the video to see all the "Riesen's" why they are…

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Twin Cities Live - Chocolate Peanut Butter Crinkle Surprise Cookies Intro Photo
Dec 09

Twin Cities Live - Speculaas

Elizabeth Ries stopped by Baker's Field Flour & Bread to learn how to make a Speculaas cookie. This traditional Dutch cookie is perfect for the holidays! This crisp, spice cookie pairs great with our Butter Brittle ice cream! They had some…

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Twin Cities Live - Speculaas Intro Photo

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