There are 368 spots to get ice cream in Chicago. Feeling overwhelmed? MostBest knows the Top 3.
There’s nothing quite like digging into a few cold, creamy scoops of ice cream on a hot day. Stay cool all summer long with these awesome Chicago ice cream shops.
JENI’S SPLENDID ICE CREAMS
Holding Time magazine’s award for “Best Ice Cream in America,” on top of using fair-trade, locally sourced ingredients, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams is on a whole new level all their own. They feature fun, unique flavors that you won’t find anywhere else—Saison with Sunflower Seeds and Golden Flax may sound a little out there, but it’s downright delicious.
Looking for the very best ice cream not only in Chicago, but possibly the whole country? Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams will not disappoint.
We Love Their: Saison with Sunflower Seeds and Golden Flax, Sweet Corn and Black Raspberries
Open since 1921, Margie’s Candies has been serving everyone from regular Chicago citizens to (in)famous guests (Al Capone and The Beatles, to name a few) for over 90 years—so you know they must be good! Their sundaes are incredibly decadent and famously huge, so bring a couple friends to help you enjoy. The Turtle Sundae is loaded with every topping under the sun, including caramel, hot fudge, nuts, whipped cream, and of course, a cherry on top.
Throw it back to a more carefree time at the iconic Margie’s Candies.
We Love Their: Turtle Sundae, Hot Caramel Banana Split
ORIGINAL RAINBOW CONE
Open for over 85 years, the family-owned Original Rainbow Cone is extremely well-loved by local Chicagoans and visitors alike and shows no signs of slowing down. If it’s your first time here, their signature five flavor layered Rainbow Cone is a no-brainer. You’ll get chocolate, strawberry, Palmer House (vanilla with cherries and walnuts), pistachio, and orange sherbet all stacked up atop a wafer cone.
While they do serve other treats, the colorful Rainbow Cone has stood the test of time. Come try it for yourself!
We Love Their: Rainbow Cone