Best State Fair Food - 2012
Sweet corn ice cream at Blue Moon Dine-in theater
1265 Snelling Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108
Sure, the cheese curds are delightful, and there's always a healthy line for the walleye on a stick, but it's the unusual pairings and unique concepts at the Minnesota State Fair that adventurous attendees get really excited about. Enter the sweet-corn ice cream, a dish that blends a serving of veggies with your dessert. While this may sound like an odd duo, it's a satisfying alternative to the traditional fair gut busters. The cool treat manages to strike a pleasant balance between creamy and corny, with a healthy handful of corn nuts adding to the crunchy texture. If you want to go even more experimental, order it with the bacon maple syrup to emphasize the sweet-and-salty notes.