Almost every summertime activity becomes instantly better when paired with your favorite ice cream! Lucky for us, there are so many local ice cream shops to choose from. Whether the kids are in the mood for self-serve with a wide range of toppings or a double scoop waffle cone, there is something to satisfy every sweet tooth. With this many delicious places to try, I think an “Ice Cream Bucket List” is in order, allowing us to sample a new one each week. That would be legendairy!
Ice Cream Trail Map
Map out your route this summer to visit all of the locally owned ice cream shops!
Local Ice Cream Shops in Chicago’s West Suburbs
Banana Split820 Church RoadAurora, IL 60505(630) 896-8680Walk-up service for the tastiest soft serve since 1983 including delicious banana splits, premium pints, salted nuts, cookie dough and other yummy creations!
Charlie’s Silver Spoon Creamery6 E. Downer PlaceAurora, IL 60505(630) 340-4074Family-owned, gorgeous ice cream shop in the historic Silver Plate Manufacturing building. Flavors rotate daily, but some of the unique ones include tangerine, latte, dreamsicle, coconut, vanilla bean and more.
Legend Tasty House2242 S Wentworth AvenueChicago, IL 60616(312) 225-8869Bringing the flavors and tastes from the streets of Hong Kong to the heart of Chinatown with the tastiest hand-rolled ice cream, signature smoothies, drinks and more.
Cocomero5150 Main StreetDowners Grove, IL 60516(630) 297-8444Self-serve frozen yogurt with a variety of flavors. Top it off with fresh fruit and your favorite toppings.
Eiffel Waffle1028 Curtiss St., Downers Grove, IL 60515 • (630) 297-8326284 S. Weber Road, Bolingbrook, IL 60490Home of the over-the-top bubble waffle and waffle tower dessert creations.
Our Creamery400 E. Illinois StreetLemont, IL 60493(630) 296-0444A family-owned business dedicated to bringing smiles to adults and kids alike all year round.
Hazel Marie’s24030 Lockport StPlainfield, IL 60544(815) 782-3166An old fashioned ice cream parlor serving 24 different creamy, dreamy, delicious flavors.
Gina’s Italian Ice6737 Roosevelt RdBerwyn, IL 60402(708) 484-0944A fixture of Berwyn for over 41 years, their cool, refreshing and delicious Italian ice and ice cream flavors are the perfect treat with convenient walk-up window service. Check out their feature on Chicago’s Best.
La Michoacana de Brookfield9102 31st StreetBrookfield, IL 60513(708) 255-5371Delicious ice cream, yogurt, paletas, milkshakes, frappes, mangonadas and horchata with friendly service and great prices. Look to their Facebook page for the latest flavors.
Daisy’s Treats & Bakery3748 Grand BoulevardBrookfield, IL 60513(708) 255-5771Uniquely crafted chocolates, pound cakes, gift baskets and other products that include fruits and nuts hand-dipped in chocolate.
Scooter’s Frozen Custard1658 West Belmont AvenueChicago, IL 60657(773) 244-6415Locally-owned mom & pop custard shop, serving up frozen custard, concretes, shakes, malts, floats and Italian ice since 2003. Check out their daily flavor page for the most up to date choices!
The Original Rainbow Cone9233 South Western Ave., Chicago, IL 60643 • (773) 238-7075498 E Roosevelt Rd., Lombard, IL 60148 • (630) 792-11347417 S Cass Avenue, Darien, IL 60561 • (630) 963-2333Home of the original rainbow cone since 1926, which is a colorful combination of chocolate, strawberry, palmer house, pistachio and orange sherbet. Sundaes, shakes, cakes, cake rolls and pints/quarts to go.
The Daily Scoop9 South Prospect AvenueClarendon Hills, IL 60514(630) 655-4115This family-owned ice cream shop has been serving delicious ice cream, frozen yogurt and sundae creations since 2002. Outdoor seating available, too!
Tizzy’s Teats & Eats737 Plainfield RoadDarien, IL 60561(630) 887-7486Ice cream parlor offering many different flavors, customizable cakes, sundae shakes and more.
Every Day’s A Sundae990 Warren AvenueDowners Grove, IL 60515(630) 810-9155Family-owned ice cream shop since 1992, proudly serving signature and seasonal scoops and creations. Check their Facebook page for seasonal flavors.
Kimmer’s Ice Cream110 W. Park Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126 • (630) 903-66181 W. Illinois Street, St. Charles, IL 60174 • (630) 762-9480109 East Front Street, Wheaton, IL 60187 • (630) 765-7704Kimmer’s serves up the creamiest gourmet scoops, sundaes, shakes and smoothies. Cakes, pies and cookie sandies, too! Check out their curbside pickup here.
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The Brown Cow Ice Cream Parlor 7347 Madison StreetForest Park, IL 60130(708) 366-7970A family-owned old fashioned ice cream parlor since 2004, serving up happiness in the way of premium homemade ice cream, root beer, pies, cakes and gourmet coffee.
All Chocolate Kitchen33 S. 3rd St.Geneva, IL 60134(630) 232-2395Featuring delectable creations by Master Chef Alain Roby, including all kinds of desserts, chocolates, gelato, cakes, sugar art, tea and coffee. Open for takeout.
Graham’s Fine Chocolates & Ice Cream302 S. 3rd St., Geneva, IL 60134 • (630) 232-6655119 W. Front St., Wheaton, IL 60187 • (630) 221-1199Since 1987, this unique shop features homemade ice cream, fine chocolates, fudge and refreshing Italian sodas, too. Their delectable creations and specials are posted frequently on their Facebook page.
Tate’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream Shop25 South Ashland AvenueLa Grange, IL 60525(708) 352-4848This family-owned shop, well-loved by the community, has been making homemade ice cream on site for more than 30 years. Grab a cookie kit, homemade pie, delicious cone, or pint/quart of ice cream to go. Lots of new flavors and fun seasonal treats are always popping up at Tate’s.
The Highland Queen1511 W. 55th StreetLa Grange, IL 60525(708) 246-1846Featuring delicious floats, malts, ice cream sodas, soft serve, dipped cones, shaved ice, dole whip, Hershey’s ice cream and other tasty novelties at this family-friendly spot since 1954. New outdoor dining area, too.
Maple Avenue Creamery 1146 N Maple AveLa Grange Park, IL 60526(708) 352-6730Scooping treats with old-fashioned charm such as ice cream cones, sundaes, shaved ice, smoothies, shakes, floats and the best banana splits. Great outdoor seating area available, too.
Cool Creations937 S Hamilton StreetLockport, IL 60441(815) 838-4700Locally-owned shop serving up yummy treats for over 20 years! Try their soft serve, chocolate dipped bananas, homemade cookies, brownies and pies. For all their amazing monthly flavors, check out their Facebook page.
Cookie Dough Creations22 W. Chicago AveNaperville, IL 60540(630) 369-4833A unique establishment serving up safe-to-eat cookie dough, ice cream, sundaes, shakes and cookies since 1994. Grab your treats and enjoy them as you stroll along the nearby Riverwalk.
JoJo’s Shake Bar5 W. Jackson AvenueNaperville, IL 60540(331) 204-6665This is the third location of JoJo’s Shake Bar, which opened in February 2022 and is known for over-the-top milkshakes. In the city? Their first two locations are at Chicago’s River North neighborhood and in Water Tower Place.
Sugar Milk Cafe1250 W Ogden AvenueNaperville, IL 60563(630) 857-3194Sugar Milk Cafe opened in October 2021. Their signature milkshakes are crowned with creative add-ons that add some serious height.
Polar Bear Ice Cream7901 Cermak Rd.North Riverside, IL 60546(708) 442-8048Walk-up service of the most delicious soft serve, sundaes, shakes, malts, smoothies and more.
Premo’s5540 W. 95th StreetOak Lawn, IL 60453(708) 423-8282A local favorite featuring tasty soft serve, glaciers, funnel cake sundaes, shakes and malts. Delicious Chicago-style food, too. Enjoy your treats outside on their patio.
Hole in the Wall Custard Shoppe901 South Oak Park AvenueOak Park, IL 60304(708) 848-9910Hole in the Wall has been offering custard quality ice cream, soft serve yogurt, dipped cones, slushies and super sundaes in Oak Park for more than 70 years at their convenient walk-up location.
Petersen’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream1100 West Chicago AvenueOak Park, IL 60302(708) 386-6131Petersen’s has been proudly serving super premium ice cream, fountain treats and fudge in Oak Park for more than 100 years. Pints, cookies, shakes, cones, and more.
The Plush Horse12301 South 86th AvenuePalos Park, IL 60464(708) 448-0550Offering homemade ice cream cones, shakes, sodas, malts, sundaes and banana splits with a nostalgic flair since 1937.
Tasty Treat19 S Cass AvenueWestmont, IL 60559(630) 968-8387Tasty Treat is known for their generous scoops of homemade ice cream at reasonable prices. Delicious sorbet and sherbet, too.
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams521 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, IL 60523 • (630) 822-799618 S Main Street, Naperville, IL 60540 • (630) 506-8005Unique, gourmet flavored ice creams made without synthetic flavors or dyes.
Four Brothers221 S. Naperville RdWheaton, IL 60187630-730-9450A small local family chocolate shop selling craft confections with an outdoor patio for eating. Ice cream is now back in the shop, and a kids’ scoop is only $2.50!
Maybe there’s a local ice cream shop that you love and we missed? Please comment below – we’re always happy to include! And if all this ice cream talk didn’t get you in the mood for summer scoops, check out our Over-The-Top Milkshakes list for the most amazing shakes in Chicagoland!