2019 Best Ice Cream Shops in Chicago Area

Top Ice Cream Parlors in Chicago

There's nothing better than savoring an ice cream cone on a hot day, although we've also been known to indulge even when it's freezing outside.

Get the scoop on the Top Ice Cream Shops in Chicago, presented in alphabetical order. You also might find options for gelato, frozen custard and more sweet treats.

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Black Dog Gelato
QB
Vibrant gelateria from Jessie Oloroso showcases her unique, pastry-bent creations. See More
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Homer's Ice Cream
QB
Circus-like décor meets icy, kid-friendly treats at this parlor with all-ages appeal. See More
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Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream
QB
Ice cream purists flock to Jeni's in Wicker Park. See More
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Lickity Split Frozen Custard & Sweets
QB
Concretes, frozen custard and candy are on the menu at this Edgewater shop. See More
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Margie's Candies
QB
This legendary ice cream parlor with its homemade goodies has served everyone from the Beatles to Al Capone. See More
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Original Rainbow Cone
QB
Cones with five flavors set the tone at this South Side institution, scooping since 1926. See More
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The Plush Horse
QB
Serving up sweet ice cream treats in the south suburbs since 1937. See More
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Scooter's Frozen Custard
QB
Local frozen custard shop features a weekly flavor schedule. See More
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Windy City Sweets
QB
Serving Chicagoland rich, creamy ice cream 362 days a year. See More
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