The 7 best Chicago ice cream spots

The 7 Best Ice Cream Parlours In Chicago

Chicago ice cream is right up there with some of the very best in America, so we wanted to highlight the seven best places in the Windy City to devour it.

From the classic Italian gelato to a soft serve, these are the best scoops in town. Whatever it is that you fancy with that sweet tooth we have you covered.

So forget about the calories. The gym can wait until tomorrow. It’s time to check out the very best Chicago ice cream parlours.

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1. George’s Ice Cream & Sweets

They opened in 2009 and have been growing a massive customer base ever since who are hooked on their delicious Chicago ice cream.

The flavours are big and bold, the portions are massive and the staff are always super friendly. The sort of place that you can’t help but leave with a huge smile on your face.

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2. Pretty Cool Ice Cream

If every one of their ice creams were up for art awards they’d win first prize every single time. The good news is that as well as looking amazing, they come with serious substance in terms of taste and quality.

With so much variety, creativity and imagination going into every serving you’ll quickly be planning your next visit.

3. Cone Gourmet Ice Cream

A brilliant family-friendly ice cream store where they serve classic ice cream, shakes and soft serve.

Their huge range of choice means there is something for everybody and sitting in their outdoor area on a sunny day is one of the great things to do in Chicago.

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4. Black Dog Gelato

Black Dog Gelato is best known for their cute pink, eye catching food truck that will grab your attention. if you’ve never tasted their gelato before you will be delighted you stumbled upon it.

Super creamy, rich and packed full of flavour, this is everything that you could ever wish for from a scoop of ice cream.

The 7 best Chicago ice cream spots

5. Caffè Gelato

They make super classic Italian-style gelato and they make it all on the premises early every morning. It’s all about sourcing the best produce and making everything fresh.

You can taste all their hard work in every single scoop they serve up. Utterly divine.

6. BomboBar

A place to come to if you really want to treat yourself to a serious cheat meal. They have everything from ice cream sandwiches to doughnuts sliced and stuffed with ice creams.

Their entire store is like an homage to everything sweet and is like a playground for both kids and adults.

7. Legend Tasty House

Located in the heart of Old Chinatown on South Wentworth Avenue, their ice cream is exciting, colourful and packed full of flavour.

Watch as they make it and roll it on a cold plate in front of you and choose from dozens of delicious toppings to make every serving different.

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Big 7 Travel Team