Sue Z.’s Finds

Ashlee Olds’s all-natural Sweet Science ice cream comes in such unique flavors (sweet corn and blueberry, strawberry buttermilk, roasted banana) you’ll be tempted to try them all ( They are featured in chef Stephen Trojahn’s Gastrotruck (, from which he also serves black-bean-veggie and chicken burgers, plus great salads.

I was thrilled to find Zanzibar ice cream, made by The Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Company in Madison, Wisconsin, being scooped at Lynden’s Soda Fountain (490 Hamline Ave. S., St. Paul, It’s the darkest chocolate ice cream around, made with three different kinds of cocoa for a rich, fudge-brownie flavor.

Golden Fig owner Laurie Crowell has stocked her store with a variety of flavored homemade marshmallows, including lime, lemon-lavender, vanilla, and Cara Cara orange (790 Grand Ave., St. Paul,

Sue Zelickson is the founder and director of Women Who Really Cook and Perspectives Family Center’s Kids Cafe. She is the former host of WCCO Radio’s Food for Thought.

Sue Zelickson (Sue Z.) is a James Beard Award-winning food media personality, philanthropist, and longtime contributor to Minnesota Monthly and WCCO radio. She has founded the Charlie Awards, the Women Who Really Cook networking organization for women in the local food industry, and the Kids Cafe at Perspectives, Inc., which improves access to nutritious meals for families in need. You can find her buzzing around from event to event throughout the Twin Cities, helping to raise funds for charitable organizations, including some she has had a hand in building.