Ashlee Olds

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2014

    10 Twin Cities Apple Dishes and Drinks to Try Right Now

    Good food is all about the present. Spend all your time geeking out about the MN55, the lovechild of a Honeycrisp and a MonArk and the next big thing coming from the poindexters at the University of Minnesota apple research lab, and you'll miss the seasonal flavors sweetening up menus across the Twi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2014

    10 best oddball ice cream flavors in the Twin Cities

    An elderly man is sitting with his granddaughters at Scoops Ice Cream & More in Bloomington, Minnesota. "When I was your age, we only had two ice cream flavors -- chocolate and vanilla," he begins. His granddaughters remain focused on their complex ice cream concoctions, clearly unfazed by another ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2014

    Our five favorite flavors from last night's Sweet Science ice cream tasting

    Verdant Tea isn't known as an ice cream shop, but they've been hawking Minneapolis's best ice cream, Sweet Science, for the better part of a year. Though customers can stop in any day of the week to pick up a pint of Ashlee Olds' delectable, creamy treats, Sweet Science holds a free tasting event o ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    December 4, 2013

    Flour power at Honey & Rye Bakehouse

    The St. Louis Park bakery boasts more than just baguettes and croissants

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2013

    Sweet Science's cocktail-inspired ice creams

    She's taken on green tea blends, vegan roasted banana sherbet, and gluten-free streusel, but Ashlee Olds, owner of Sweet Science Ice Cream is pushing the flavor envelope once again with a line of cocktail-inspired ice creams.Olds is teaming up with Easy and Oskey, a local maker of small-batch bitter ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    September 18, 2013

    Sweet Science Ice Cream's good chemistry

    Artisan ice cream maker finds a home and inspiration at Verdant Tea Room

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2013

    Sweet Science's rhubarb cinnamon almond ice cream: 50 Favorite Dishes, No. 2

    After a short hiatus, 50 Favorite Dishes is back counting down the best things we've tasted this year.More than any other dessert, ice cream seems to be the great unifier. Young or old, hungry or full, even if you're not "a sweets person" ice cream always sounds like a pretty good idea. Between Gran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    Open today: New tea house Verdant takes a leaf from microbrewery culture

    At first, David and Lily Duckler just needed a commercial kitchen for their rapidly-expanding online tea business, a place where they could store their stock and brew their chai. But in April, they signed a lease at 2111 East Franklin -- the old Seward Co-op space -- and their plans started ballooni ... More >>