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Summertime heat, beach sand under your feet, cool lake waters and now soft serve ice cream! Chocolate, vanilla, twist, and toppings!
Summertime heat, beach sand under your feet, cool lake waters and now soft serve ice cream! Chocolate, vanilla, twist, and toppings!
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 We want summer 2014 to be the summer Sandcastle gets a soft serve ice cream machine. Many of you asked about ice cream cones, we had originally planned on cones, and now we hope to bring you ice cream cones and more!

Our great staff waiting to serve you ice cream!
Our great staff waiting to serve you ice cream!

Serving a wide range of fun and healthy food made from scratch right on the beach was truly a pleasure last summer. The dog flicker (hot dog with kimchee and an egg), octopus and shrimp ceviche, the classic BLT, and cheese curds are a few of the things we produced. We were very appreciative to receive great support from the neighbors and community at large and we are more than excited to deliver the same great food this summer!

Photo By Drew Wood, Thrillist.com
Photo By Drew Wood, Thrillist.com

Buy Your Cones Now for Summer!

Adding a soft serve ice cream machine will allow us to move from solely having prepackaged novelty ice cream into cones, toppings, and more. Vanilla with olive oil and sea salt is a classic treat! There are many other ideas bouncing around like...

  • fruit toppings
  • sprinkles of all flavors and types
  • breakfast cereal toppings

Sandcastle will be at Lake Nokomis for nine more years (and more if we are lucky!!). That’s why we were happy to invest in the remodel of the MPRB concession building. It needed a lot of work to be up to code but is now a beautiful asset to the Minneapolis parks of which we are proud. While our resources went to the structure we cut out some costs and were left with a sad space on the shelf where the ice cream machine was meant to be!

Photo By Drew Wood, Thrillist.com
Photo By Drew Wood, Thrillist.com

Support us now and enjoy this summer! Our fun rewards will get you outside enjoying one of the cities greatest lakes, eating good food, playing with the Nokomis ducklings or spotting our neighborhood eagle. We will even have new seating in 2014 thanks to the MPRB! You can only win investing in summer fun!

 

Risks and challenges

When this project is funded we will purchase the soft serve ice cream machine. We have already spoken with a vendor and selected the machine type. The concession building was built with the plan of having a machine like this and so we do not foresee any significant challenges or risks.

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    TWO ice cream cones in 2014 season and a public thank you on Facebook.

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    FIVE ice cream cones in the 2014 season and a public thank you on Facebook.

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    TEN ice cream cones in the 2014 season and a public thank you on Facebook.

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    THIRTEEN ice cream cones and ONE Starter food item in 2014 season and a public thank you on Facebook.

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    THIRTEEN ice cream cones, ONE Starter food item and FOUR aguas in 2014 season and a public thank you on Facebook.

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    THIRTEEN ice cream cones, ONE Main food item and FOUR aguas in 2014 season. Additionally, ONE Sandcastle apron and a handwritten thank you note from owners.

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    FIFTEEN ice cream cones, ONE Main food item and FIVE aguas in 2014 season. Additionally, TWO Sandcastle aprons and a handwritten thank you note from owners. You will also receive an invite to the Soft Opening Event.

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    TWENTY ice cream cones, ONE Starter and ONE Main food item and FIVE free drinks (non-alcoholic) in 2014 season. Additionally, TWO Sandcastle aprons, ONE Sandcastle t-shirt, and a handwritten thank you note from owners. You will also receive an invite to the Soft Opening Event.

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    TWENTY FIVE ice cream cones, ONE Starter and ONE Main food item and TEN free drinks (non-alcoholic) in 2014 season. Additionally, TWO Sandcastle aprons, TWO Sandcastle t-shirts, and a handwritten thank you note from owners. You will also receive an invite to the Soft Opening Event.

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    A seven course dinner for four cooked by our Chef Doug Flicker at Piccolo during the 2014 Sandcastle season including a soft serve ice cream dessert plus Sandcastle aprons for each diner.

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    A seven course dinner for four cooked by our Chef Doug Flicker at Piccolo during the 2014 Sandcastle season including a soft serve ice cream dessert plus Sandcastle aprons for each diner.

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    UNLIMITED ice cream cones for two for one month, ONE Starter and ONE Main food item and TEN drinks (non-alcoholic) in 2014 season. Additionally, TWO Sandcastle aprons, TWO Sandcastle t-shirts, and a handwritten thank you note from owners. You will also receive an invite to the Soft Opening Event.

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    Priority order status for TWO people for entire 2014 season, UNLIMITED ice cream cones for TWO for one month and TEN drinks (non-alcoholic) in 2014 season. Additionally, TWO Sandcastle aprons, TWO Sandcastle t-shirts, and a handwritten thank you note from owners delivered by Chef Doug Flicker. You will also receive an invite to the Soft Opening Event.

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    Priority order status for FOUR people for entire 2014 season, UNLIMITED ice cream cones for FOUR for one month and TEN drinks (non-alcoholic) in 2014 season. Additionally, TWO Sandcastle aprons, FOUR Sandcastle t-shirts, and a handwritten thank you note from owners delivered by Chef Doug Flicker. You will also receive an invite to the Soft Opening Event.

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    Sandcastle comes to your house to do the food for a party of 20 people. Priority order status for FOUR people for entire 2014 season, UNLIMITED ice cream cones for FOUR for one month and TEN drinks (non-alcoholic) in 2014 season. Additionally, TWO Sandcastle aprons, FOUR Sandcastle t-shirts, and a handwritten thank you note from owners delivered by Chef Doug Flicker. You will also receive an invite to the Soft Opening Event.

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