Best places for ice cream around Chicago

I scream, you scream. With this hot weather, we all feel like screaming! Keep your cool instead with these great recipes and our list of the best ice cream shops around.

The best ice cream shops and recipes around!

A daily dose of frozen deliciousness is a key part of summer.Whether it’s ice cream, gelato, frozen custard, sorbet or Italianice your family craves, we’ve got you covered with five tastyoptions in Chicago to keep you cool all season long.

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream!

Did you know National Ice Cream Day is July 19th? Just in case you didn’t we’ve compiled some favorite Chicago ice cream hot spots and some tasty recipes to help you celebrate!


Not in the mood to head out for ice cream? Grab a few simplesupplies and make your own! The best part? Kids can do most of thework.

Make your own ice cream

Nothing tastes as great to kids than something they makethemselves. Plus, this will keep them busy while you sneak in somebadly needed me-time.

You need:

1 1-pound coffee can withlid1 3-pound coffee can with lidIceSalt1 pint whipping cream1/2 cup sugar1 tsp. vanilla1 cup crushed strawberries

Put last four ingredientsinto small coffee can and mix. Place inside large can and pack thearea between cans with salt and ice.

Roll on floor back and forthuntil ice cream is firm.

After about 15 minutes youmay need to add more salt and ice and continue rolling. Mittens arehelpful because the can gets very cold.


Sweet treats on a stick, and easy to make!

Ice Cream Lollipops


Yummy and healthy! The perfect summertime treat. These mangofrocho pops are easy to make and we guarantee even picky eaterswill love them!

Mango Frocho Pop


Dreaming of a cold winter day in the midst of all this heat?Whip up some snowball sundaes, crank up the air conditioning anddream away!

Snowball Sundaes


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