Heartland Turtle Sundaes


The turtle sundae is not unique to the heartland. Its sublime combination of crisp nuts, hot fudge and caramel sauce atop vanilla ice cream can be found from coast to coast. But the best ones are in the Midwest.



Surrounded by Michigan farmland were cows graze across the grass, Moomer’s is an ideal place to eat some of the best ice cream in the Midwest.


Kopp’s Custard

Milwaukee is a city of excellent custard, and Kopp’s is one of the top purveyors, offering a unique flavor every day. Precede it with a butter burger.


Bauder Pharmacy

Indulge in a turtle sundae, shake, malt, or soda. The ice cream is Bauder's own, the flavor rotation including fresh strawberry and peach in summer months.


Putz’s Creamy Whip

Putz’s is a drive-in with a menu of hot dogs, burgers, and BBQ, but it’s soft-serve ice cream that makes it a Cincinnati, Ohio destination restaurant.


Taggarts Ice Cream

90+ years-old Taggarts of Canton offers superb soda fountain ice cream concoctions, but there's also a full menu of sandwiches, burgers, soups and salad.



A neon-edged fun ride for anybody who loves the profound goodness of Wisconsin custard, Leon's is a 1942 vintage Milwaukee favorite.