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August 1, 2023

Where to Get the Best Ice Cream in Chicago

It’s hot in the Windy City, and there’s nothing better than an ice cream break during your busy day of sightseeing. The bustling streets hold so many options from ice cream parlors to sweets shops. There are a few local spots that are a cut above the rest, and for an ice cream connoisseur, it’s definitely worth seeking out the cream of the crop. Read on for a list of delicious Chicago dessert joints that will make your taste buds dance.

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

Jeni’s has locations all around the city, so you never have to go far to find their creamy treats. Offering 27 different flavors of ice cream, including Goat Cheese with Red Cherries, Skillet Cinnamon Roll, and Middle West Whiskey & Pecans, Jeni’s is sure to be an experience to remember. They even offer dairy free and limited edition flavors, so your trip can be unique each time you stop in. You’ll love it so much that you’ll want to take a taste home, and luckily, you can. With a minimum order of 5 pints, you can have your favorite flavors shipped directly to you.

The Original Rainbow Cone

Rainbow cones have been a Chicago tradition for 95 years. This one-of-a-kind cone features slices rather than scoops of each of the 5 signature flavors. Classic rainbow cones feature layers of orange sherbet, pistachio, Palmer House, strawberry, and chocolate. With 11 locations around the Chicago area, including a few ice cream trucks, you can get a rainbow cone wherever your Chicago travels take you.

Lickity Split Frozen Custard & Sweets

Lickily Split can only be found on Broadway and Western Ave in Chicago. Locals love their selection of concrete mixers, frozen custard, and sundaes. The best way to enjoy this ice cream is topped with their retro candies and handmade chocolates. Take a step back in time and enjoy this classic ice cream shoppe with a rotating inventory.

Stay cool during your summer vacation

Cone or dish, enjoy your favorite treat all around the city. From quality ingredients to fun new flavors, you can’t go wrong when you visit any of these ice cream spots. Chicago is known for its amazing culinary scene, and that honor doesn’t stop at frozen treats. Hotel EMC2’s restaurant, the Albert, serves gelato and other inventive desserts if you’re looking for a sublime frozen treat. Need a place to stay when visiting Chicago? Book your reservation here.

Hotel EMC2, Autograph Collection
228 East Ontario Street
Chicago, IL 60611

Phone: (312) 915-0000
Reservations: (844) 205-3939
Email: Info@HotelEMC2.com
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