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Big Dipper Ice Cream

58 N Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601-4122
406-513-1051
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English first
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62 reviews 62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We were told this place has the best ice cream in Montana, so we were expecting something pretty good. They had about 20 flavones to choose from, some very interesting combinations. I found the ice cream to be ok. Nothing special,the flavor were not that strong and the ice cream was so hard. Perhaps being from the dairy state with... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Just the usual list of ingredients, and the smaller option, too, but the vanilla ice cream and fudge sauce were eslecially rich and smooth. Nuts, whipped cream, & the obligatory cherry. Best ever. Or maybe it was Helena's Last Chance Gulch sense-of-place. Maybe the stroll through Montana's August evening glow. Maybe just the happy time with family. All the best!

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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

What can you say about an ice cream shop except that the ice cream is good and home made. Location on the pedestrian mall is convenient

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Los Angeles, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

On a hot summer day ice cream is everyone's treat. And I do mean everyone because depending on the time of day there will be a line out the door. It's good ice cream with unique favors; no chocolate chip but I am sure you can find something you'll love. We went mid-late afternoon and missed the crowd.

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Bozeman, Montana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Delicious " home made" ice cream, great after a long bicycle ride. Just like in Missoula. I told some riders I saw in Lincoln to stop there.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Huckleberry froyo amongst tons of other flavors. My family group of 7 really enjoyed this little shop. Recommend stopping by when in the area.

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Helena, Montana
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35 reviews 35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Big Dipper makes a first-rate product. The best ice cream found in Helena. The mexican chocolate is delicious.

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Helena, Montana
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

One day I was looking for a place called Parrot and found this instead. SO LUCKY! I am addicted to their espresso Heath flavor. MANDATORY Helena stop! Not great on a diet.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

It's tough to sell I cream in Montana in the winter, but winter or summer there is a line! It's a good trick! The cardamom flavor is just unbelievable, paired with Mexican chocolate it's even better. If I could just call and have them deliver,that would be heaven

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Helena, Montana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

As Local & someone who can't tolerate much ice cream I love this place. My husband always gets something & lets me have a bite haven't had a bad bite yet. Everyday there is two new flavors that they add to the regular list of flavors. They also make there own waffle cones, so I get one of those sometimes... More

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