Summer is nearly upon us and that means it's ice cream season. One area ice cream shop has been recognized among the best in the state.

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Rochester's very own Flapdoodles has been named among the 'must-visit' ice cream shops in Minnesota by Explore Minnesota Tourism. In a story on its website, Explore Minnesota describes Flapdoodles as a place with a "fun name, with a ton of flavors, from gingerbread to cranberry swirl."

Flapdoodles was one of 45 ice cream shops across the state that was recognized by the tourism board. Other southeast Minnesota spots that made the list include, Penguin Zesto in Winona, Just Chillin' Ice Cream & Eatery in Red Wing, and Another Time Ice Cream Parlor & Chocolates in Lanesboro.

Our family loves Flapdoodles. 'Cookie Monster' and 'Zoo in the Goo' are the kids' favorites, while I tend to try something new every time we go. The ice cream is amazing and the atmosphere is fun and vibrant. Plus, if you're in a hurry, they've even got a drive-thru!

In fact, we were there just last night. Here's proof...

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What's your favorite flavor at Flapdoodles?