Looking to cool down this summer with the perfect scoop of ice cream? Here are 5 places in and around Chicago for you to grab one:
Homer's Ice Cream in Wilmette
Homer's Ice Cream has been churning out creamy deliciousness since it first opened its doors in 1935. Homer's Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlour at 1237 Green Bay Road in Wilmette is where it all began. Visit the original location for scoops of Apple Cinnamon, Butter Pecan or Irish Cream ice cream. There are many more flavors, yogurts, and sherbets for you to try.
Graeters Ice Cream in Hubbard Woods/Winnetka area
Here you can expect to indulge in spoons of small-batch ice creams of the greatest quality. Patrons say that the spot has a nostalgic vibe and is home to many flavors. A scoop of black cherry chocolate chip anyone?
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams- Chicago
Try one of the frozen treats Jeni's is so famous for at one of their stores in the city. According to its website, Jeni's ice creams have a uniquely smooth texture, a buttercream body and fresh flavors that pop. You can rest assured that you are eating an emulsifier/ stabilizer free treat! Dig into a Brandied Banana Brulee or the classic Green Mint Chip to cool down this summer.
Margie's Fine Candies- Chicago
This spot can be relied upon to satisfy the most ardent sweet lovers. The store first opened in 1921 and when the then owner's son married his sweetheart Margie, the store was renamed. The 4th generation of this candy-making family still serves up ice creams, thick shakes and all varieties of candies.
Dairy Queen - Highland Park
If you want the classic soft-serve, what better place than Dairy Queen! If you want something a little colder and packed with flavor, try one Dairy Queen's Blizzards. The chain is now offering special flavors to celebrate the summer. Try the Sour Patch Kids Blizzard or the Summer Berry Cheesecake Blizzard while they are still available!