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Best Ice Cream CHICAGO

Find relief from the sweltering Chicago summer with a big bowl of your favorite frozen dessert. Check out our list of the best ice cream parlors to find out where to go in the Windy City for handmade gelato, rich sorbet, creamy sherbert, or a classic banana split.

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Black Dog Gelato Ice Cream
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Dining Room at Black Dog Gelato, Chicago, IL 859 N. Damen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

Vibrant gelateria from Jessie Oloroso showcases her unique, pastry-bent creations. More...

Bobtail Ice Cream Company Ice Cream
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2951 N. Broadway St.
Chicago, IL 60657
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Year-round ice cream in Chicago with signature flavors. More...

Homer's Ice Cream Ice Cream
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Dining Room at Homer 1237 Green Bay Rd.
Wilmette, IL 60091
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Circus-like décor meets icy, kid-friendly treats at this parlor with all-ages appeal. More...

icream Ice Cream
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1537 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
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Customized treats made on-the-spot with liquid nitrogen. More...

Margie's Candies Ice Cream
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Dining Room at Margie 1960 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
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Legendary ice cream parlor offers more than sweet treats. More...

Original Rainbow Cone Ice Cream
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Dining Room at Original Rainbow Cone, Chicago, IL 9233 S. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60620
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Cones with five flavors set the tone at this South Side institution, scooping since 1926. More...

Paciugo Ice Cream
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2324 W. Giddings St.
Chicago, IL 60625
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Italian gelato in an extensive array of flavors. More...

Paciugo Ice Cream
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3241 N. Broadway St.
Chicago, IL 60657
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Italian gelato in an extensive array of flavors. More...

The Plush Horse Ice Cream
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Dining Room at The Plush Horse, Palos Park, IL 12301 S. 86th Ave.
Palos Park, IL 60464
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Serving up sweet ice cream treats in the south suburbs since 1937. More...

Scooter’s Frozen Custard Frozen Custard
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1658 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
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Local frozen custard shop features a weekly flavor schedule. More...

Windy City Sweets Ice Cream
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3308 N. Broadway St.
Chicago, IL 60657
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Serving Chicagoland rich, creamy ice cream 365 days a year. More...

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