Chicago’s Best Ice Cream Sandwiches

Why choose between cookies and ice cream when you can have both? Try one of our favorite Chicago ice cream sandwiches for the best of both worlds!

Black Dog Gelato

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Black Dog Gelato’s exceptionally unique flavors are crafted masterfully using artisanal processes and made fresh daily in small batches. They sandwich their creamy gelato between two halves of a doughnut from Glazed and Infused every Monday. There are so many possibilities, we just have to keep coming back.

You can find Black Dog Gelato at 859 N Damen Ave

Cookies & Carnitas

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The cookies here are enormous, and you’ll see them calling to you as soon as you walk in the door. With unheard-of cookie flavors, half pint scoops of ice cream smushed between them, plus a coating of either chocolate chips or fresh peanuts, you’ll be in heaven. This place is also BYOB, so you have the option to really indulge.

You can find Cookies & Carnitas at 68 W Hubbard St

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

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Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams truly is something special, and when a place is called “Best in America” by Time magazine, they must be doing something right. Using only small farm grass-grazed cow’s milk and fresh, often fair-trade and organic ingredients, you can feel good about supporting them, and they even use giant macarons for some of their ice cream sandwiches, a mind-blowing combo you don’t want to miss.

You can find Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at 3404 N Southport Ave