Ice Cream & Desserts

After your wilderness adventures, you may be strolling around Ely with a sweet tooth. After all, there's nothing like a good brownie after a day of paddling, right? Here's a rundown of some of our sweetest shops.

At Front Porch Coffee & Tea Company, grab a latte and one of their freshly baked croissants, brownies or muffins and relax on the porch, watching the world go by. Did you know chocolate goes perfectly with wine? You can find both, and more yummy baked goods, at Northern Grounds Coffee + Wine Bar.

Red Cabin Custard is home to some of the most delicious frozen custard you have ever had, made fresh daily. Their flavor of the day is usually in high demand, so get there early! It's a must-stop when visiting Ely in the summer months.

Northern Expressions Ice Cream Shop offers delicious, homemade ice cream. Ben and Jerry have nothing on this place. Enjoy your cone as you stroll along Sheridan Street, counting canoes on top of the vehicles heading out to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.

Not to be overlooked, Ely’s own Dairy Queen Grill & Chill is perfect for an old-fashioned, quick ice-cream fix. Ideal for groups and families craving an Ely Blizzard in the warm summer months!