Chicago’s Ultimate Ice Cream Guide: 100+ Places To Get Soft Serve


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CHICAGO — Whether you’re craving shaved ice, paletas or old-fashioned ice cream, Chicago’s got a spot for you.

Block Club rounded up more than 90 places in Chicago that are known for serving the ice-cold treats you crave. Restaurant and store hours fluctuate, so be sure to call ahead.

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Albany Park

La Michoacana Premium: popsicles, fruit drinks, mangoneadas, ice cream3108 W. Lawrence Ave.773-754-72656 a.m.-11 p.m. dailyInstagram

Antojitos Magiocos de la Michoacana: popsicles, fruit drinks, mangoneadas3540 W. Lawrence Ave.773-983-681811 a.m.-11 p.m. dailyFacebook

Fruityland Ice Cream: banana shakes, waffles, sundaes, diablitos4610 N. Kedzie Ave.773-294-334711 a.m.-9 p.m. dailyInstagram, Facebook

Paleteria Reina de Sabores: popsicles3015 W. Lawrence Ave.773-744-247411 a.m.-7 p.m. dailyFacebook


George’s Ice Cream & Sweets: milkshakes, sundaes, floats5306 N. Clark St.773-271-7600Noon-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, noon-10 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday-SundayInstagram, Facebook

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Forever Yogurt: smoothies, gelato, sorbet, vegan-friendly5309 N. Clark St.312-637-9665Opens 7 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. Tuesdays, Fridays, Sundays. Instagram, Facebook


Don’s Drive-in: milkshakes7748 S. Kedzie Ave.773-476-939210 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. SaturdaysFacebook


Bitoy’s Sweet Treats: gelato and sorbet5957 W. Chicago Ave.877-424-86971-5 p.m. Friday-SaturdayInstagram, Facebook


Paleteria Arco Iris: popsicles, mangoneadas2950 W. Belmont Ave.773-478-4723Hours vary.Facebook


Original Rainbow Cone: sundaes, ice-cream cakes, doughnuts9233 S. Western Ave. 773-238-983311 a.m.-10 p.m. dailyInstagram, Facebook

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Ain’t She Sweet Cafe: ice cream, smoothies and milkshakes9920 S. Western Ave.773-840-330910 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. SaturdaysInstagram


Pizza Fried Chicken Ice Cream: ice-cream bars and pops960 W. 31st St.773-565-41924-10 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 3-9 p.m. SundaysInstagram

Scoops Ice Cream: funnel cake sundaes, banana splits608 W. 31st St.312-842-3300Noon-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, noon-10 p.m. Friday-SaturdayInstagram, Facebook

Sugar Shack: waffle cones, funnel cakes630 W. 26th St.312-225-6568Noon-10 p.m. dailyInstagram, Facebook

Icy Honey: rolled ice cream3132 S. Morgan St.312-868-88551-9 p.m. dailyInstagram, Facebook

Bridgeport Yogurt & Cafe: yogilato3108 S. Wallace St.312-914-64434-8 p.m. Mondays, 3-8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 3-8 p.m. Saturdays, 2-7 p.m. SundaysInstagram, Facebook

Brighton Park

Neveria La Flor de Mayo: funnel cakes, fruit drinks, tamales, popsicles4146 S. Archer Ave.872-444-51459 a.m-10 p.m. dailyFacebook

Paleteria Ayutla: popsicles2404 W. 46th Place773-563-199410 a.m.- 9 p.m. dailyInstagram, Facebook

Paleteria El Sabor de Michoacán: popsicles2456 W. 47th St.773-376-388010 a.m.-9:30 p.m. daily


Shawn Michelle’s Homemade Ice Cream: sundaes, vegan menu46 E. 47th St.773-675-403211:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. SundaysInstagram, Facebook

Ain’t She Sweet Cafe: smoothies, shakes, sandwiches526 E. 43rd St.773-373-353010 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. SaturdaysInstagram, Facebook

Reuben Rivera, 11, enjoying an ice cream cone early Wednesday evening at The Freeze, 2815 W. Armitage Ave.

Bucktown/Logan Square

Ava’s Italian Ice: Italian ice with fresh fruit1814 N. Western Ave.Noon-9 p.m. dailyInstagram, Facebook

Bella’s: Italian ice, helado de coco3523 W. Fullerton Ave.773-687-99941:30-8 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, closed MondaysFacebook

Margie’s Candies: sundaes, banana splits, brownies1960 N. Western Ave.773-384-103510 a.m.-11 p.m. daily

Black Dog Gelato: sundaes, doughnut sandwiches, gelato pints2662 N. Sawyer Ave.773-235-3116Noon-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, noon-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday Instagram, Facebook

The Freeze (Tastee-Freez): milkshakes and malts, floats, sundaes, pints, ice cream cones and cups2815 W. Armitage Ave.773-384-52111-10:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 1-1111 p.m. Friday-Sunday

Pretty Cool Ice Cream: bars, popsicles, scoops2353 N. California Ave.773-697-41401-9 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 1-10 p.m. Fridays, noon-10 p.m. Saturdays. noon-9 p.m. SundaysInstagram, Facebook

Forever Yogurt: smoothies, gelato, sorbet, vegan-friendly2741 N. Elston Ave.872-206-5576Noon-10 p.m. dailyInstagram

Miko’s Italian Ice: Italian ice2236 N. Sacramento Ave.773-599-9306Noon-10 p.m. dailyInstagram, Facebook

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Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams: ice cream scoops, pints2512 N. Milwaukee Ave.773-661-663211 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday, 11 a.m.-midnight Thursday-SundayInstagram, Facebook


Legend Tasty House: rolled Thai ice cream2242 S. Wentworth Ave.312-225-886911:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-11:45 p.m. Friday-Saturday Instagram, Facebook

Mango Mango Dessert: mango mochi, ice cream sundaes, ice cream, mango juice with ice cream2161 S. China Place, second floor312-877-5949Noon-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, noon-11 p.m. Friday-SaturdayInstagram, Facebook

Ice Max: rolled ice cream, crepes with ice cream2227 S. Wentworth Ave.312-265-1769Noon-10 p.m. dailyInstagram, Facebook


Los Mangos Nevería y Frutería: popsicles, mangoneadas5923 W. 63rd St.773-498-62778 a.m.-10 p.m. daily Instagram, Facebook


Paleteria La Plaza: popsicles, ice cream3046 N. Cicero Ave.312-287-9079Noon-10 p.m. dailyInstagram, Facebook

East Beverly

Ohana Ice & Treats: Hawaiian shaved ice, sundaes1800 W. 103rd St.773-253-85331-8 p.m. Tuesday-SundayInstagram, Facebook

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East Ukrainian Village

Black Dog Gelato: gelato, sundaes, doughnut sandwiches, gelato pints859 N. Damen Ave.773-235-3116Noon-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, noon-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday Instagram, Facebook

Coco Rolled Ice Cream: rolled ice cream, milkshakes, smoothies1108 N. Ashland Ave.773-697-70463-9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 3-10 p.m. Fridays, 2-10 p.m. Saturdays, 2-9:30 p.m. SundaysInstagram, Facebook


Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream: specialty flavors, ice-cream sodas, coffee5337 W. Devon Ave.773-763-977810 a.m.-11 p.m. dailyInstagram, Facebook


La Mariposa Michoacana: ice cream, paletas, mangoneadas5645 N. Ashland Ave.773-654-351311 a.m.-9 p.m. dailyFacebook

Lickity Split Frozen Custard: concretes, shakes, malts6056 N. Broadway.773-274-0830Noon-10 p.m. dailyInstagram, Facebook

Gage Park

Paleteria El Sabor de Michoacan: popsicles, fruit drinks3320 W. 55th St.773-434-54608 a.m.-10:30 p.m. dailyFacebook


Linda Michoacana: ice cream, paletas, popsicles6808 W. North Ave.773-417-859111:30am-8:30pm Tuesday to Friday, 10:30am-8:30pm Saturdays and Sundays, closed MondaysFacebook


B & B’s Ice Cream and Candy: milkshakes, Italian ice8238 S. Racine Ave.773-322-4060Noon-6 p.m. Sundays, noon-8 p.m. Tuesday to SaturdayFacebook

Hyde Park

Kilwins: fudge, ice cream5226 S. Harper Ave.773-675-6731Noon-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, noon-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday Instagram, Facebook

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Irving Park

Miko’s Italian Ice: Italian ice4125 N. Kimball Ave.773-645-9664Noon-10 p.m. dailyInstagram, Facebook

Jefferson Park

El Sabor La Michoacanita: popsicles, ice cream, milkshakes4442 N. Milwaukee Ave., Unit A312-937-7368Noon-9:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sundays Facebook

Ix-Chel Gelato (gelato, popsicles, smoothies, sorbetto)4968 N. Milwaukee Ave., No. 1N312-709-87904-9 p.m. Monday-Friday, 1-9 p.m. Saturday-SundayInstagram, Facebook


Forever Yogurt, Lakeview: gelato, non-dairy sorbet, frozen yogurt3510 N. Halsted St.773-698-70311-10 p.m. daily (sometimes hours vary)

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, Lakeview: ice cream scoops, pints 3404 N. Southport Ave.773-348-713911 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday-Monday, 11 a.m.-midnight Wednesday-SaturdayInstagram, Facebook

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, Wrigleyville: ice cream scoops, pints3657 N. Clark St.773-666-549011 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday, 11 a.m.-midnight Thursday-SaturdayInstagram, Facebook

Johnson’s Real Ice Cream: ice cream, ice cream pies2951 N. Broadway773-880-7372Noon-11 p.m. dailyInstagram, Facebook

Kilwins, Wrigleyville: ice cream waffle cones, waffle cone bowl, ice cream pie3519 N. Clark St., Suite C106-A773-770-3455Noon-10 p.m. dailyInstagram, Facebook

Sundae Stop: ice cream, edible cookie dough, vegan ice cream, sorbet931 W. Belmont Ave.773-857-04322-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 2-11 p.m. Friday-SaturdayFacebook

Lincoln Park

Annette’s Italian Ice: Italian ice2009 N. Bissell St.773-868-9000Noon-11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, noon-11:30 p.m. Friday-SaturdayFacebook

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams: ice cream scoops, pints900 W. Armitage Ave.773-799-8809Noon-11 p.m. dailyInstagram, Facebook

Lincoln Square

Lincoln Ice Cream Company: ice cream4919 N. Lincoln Ave.773-564-94401-9 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-7 p.m. Sundays, closed MondaysFacebook

Yogurt Square: frozen yogurt4701 N. Lincoln Ave.773-681-010411 a.m.-10 p.m. dailyInstagram, Facebook

Little Italy

Mario’s Italian Lemonade: Italian ice1068 W. Taylor St.10 a.m.-11 p.m. dailyInstagram, Facebook

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KURIMU: Melon pan bun with ice cream1159 W. Taylor St.312: 877-52273-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 3-10 p.m. Fridays, noon-10 p.m. Saturdays, noon-9 p.m. SundaysInstagram, Facebook

Little Village

Pancho’s Ice Cream – Mexican Style Frozen Fruit Bars: popsicles, ice-milk bars4055 W. 31st St.773-254-7010Noon-9 p.m. dailyFacebook

Las Tres Campanitas: popsicles, ice cream cones3808 W. 26th St.773-521-80879 a.m.-8:30 p.m. dailyFacebook

Los Mangos: ice cream cones, mangoneadas, banana splits, popsicles3859 W. 26th St.773-277-8944 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily Facebook

Los Mangos Neveria y Fruteria: ice cream cones, mangoneadas, banana splits, popsicles3551 W. 26th St.773-277-730010 a.m.-10 p.m. dailyInstagram

Los Mangos Neveria y Fruteria: ice cream cones, mangoneadas, banana splits, popsicles5915 S. Kedzie Ave.773-918-019810 a.m.-10 p.m. daily Instagram, Facebook

Navy Pier

Original Rainbow Cone: ice cream cones and bowls, banana splits600 E. Grand Ave.773-238-707511 a.m.-10 p.m. daily Instagram, Facebook

FRÍO Gelato: gelato, sundaes, waffle cones, waffle bowls, alfa-lato600 E. Grand. Ave.312-291-8955Noon-8 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, noon-10 p.m. Friday-SaturdayInstagram, Facebook

Near North

Leonidas Chocolate Cafe: fruit smoothies59 E. Chicago Ave.312-929-23238:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-SundayInstagram, Facebook

Near West Side

Cone Gourmet Ice Cream: sundaes, cones, scoops, ice cream sandwiches1047 W. Madison St.312-666-5111Noon-11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, noon-midnight Friday-SaturdayInstagram, Facebook

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North Center

Margie’s Candies: milkshakes, malts, cobblers, banana splits, floats, sundaes1813 W. Montrose Ave.773-348-040010 a.m.-10 p.m. daily

Cookie Spin: milkshakes, cookies with ice cream4350 N. Leavitt St.773-739-9400Noon-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, noon-11 p.m. Friday-SaturdayInstagram, Facebook

North Park

Dairy Star Ice Cream: ice cream, milkshakes, malts3472 W. Devon Ave.847-679-3472Noon-11 p.m. Monday-Friday and Sundays, noon-midnight SaturdaysInstagram, Facebook

Old Town

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams: ice cream scoops, pints1419 N. Wells St.312-877-588011 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday, 11 a.m.-midnight Thursday-SaturdayInstagram, Facebook

Old Town Triangle

Sugar Junkie: walk-up dessert window operated out of Ranalli’s1925 N. Lincoln Ave.312-642-47005-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 4-10 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday-SundayInstagram, Facebook

Park West

Taiyaki Chicago: ice cream on a Japanese fish-shaped cake, milkshakes, smoothies2468 N. Clark St.773-360-17851-9 p.m. daily Instagram, Facebook


Paleteria Y Neveria Sabores De Michoacán: popsicles, cones, scoops, milkshakes1806 W. 18th St.312-248-8949Noon-10 p.m. dailyFacebook

Portage Park

BISTRO 6050: scoops, cones, milkshakes6050 W. Irving Park Road312-883-60504-10:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, noon-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, noon-7 p.m. SundaysInstagram, Facebook No dine-in option available currently. Pickup and delivery only.

Little Lulu’s: Italian ice, slushees5035 W. Montrose Ave.224-601-5858Noon-9 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and Sundays, noon-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, closed MondaysInstagram, Facebook


Richard’s Super Premium Ice Cream: ice cream11033 S. Langley Ave.773-614-899911 a.m.-10 p.m. dailyFacebook

River North

Dessert Dealer: ice cream, tacolato, fried gelato405 N. Dearborn St.312-392-23564-11:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 4 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Thursday-Friday, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 a.m. Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. SundaysInstagram, Facebook Look for the Dessert Dealer door next to Parlor Pizza’s main entrance.

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Rogers Park

Life’s Sweet Inc.: banana splits, sundaes, cones, scoops6621 N. Clark St.312-259-71488 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. SundaysInstagram, Facebook

Paleteria Las Delicias de Michoacana: popsicles, ice cream cones6649 N. Clark St.773-381-284211 a.m.-10 p.m. dailyFacebook

La Michiocana Don Chuy: popsicles, ice cream7057 N. Clark St.2-11 p.m. daily

Roscoe Village

Scooter’s Frozen Custard: sundaes, shakes and malts, cones, parfait, Italian ice1658 W. Belmont Ave.773-244-64152-9 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 1-9 p.m. Saturday-SundayInstagram, Facebook

The Loop

Kilwins: ice cream waffle cones, waffle cone bowls, ice cream pie310 S. Michigan Ave.312-988-0156Noon-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, noon-10 p.m. Friday-SaturdayInstagram, Facebook


Uptown Underdawg: gelato, pastries, hot dogs1122 W. Wilson Ave.773-739-988811 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday-SundayFacebook

West Beverly

Nicky’s of Beverly: vegan and regular soft serve, ice cream and gelato from Zarlengo’s10500 S. Western Ave.773-233-307210 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays Instagram, Facebook

Janson’s Drive-In: ice cream, milkshakes, smoothies9900 S. Western Ave.773-941-628310:30 a.m.-10 p.m. daily Facebook

West Elsdon

Razpachos: ice cream, popsicles, raspados, smoothies5611 S. Pulaski Road773-570-70119 a.m.-10 p.m. dai

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