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Where Is the Best Ice Cream in Illinois?

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During the warm Summer months, everyone has frozen treats on their minds, but where can you get the very best ice cream? We asked PBS fans to nominate their favorite spots, and here are the votes for the best ice cream in Illinois.

Submit your suggestions using the form at the bottom of the page and we’ll add it to the list.

    Chicago

    Alaska Paleteria y Neveria

    3446 W Irving Park Rd
    Website

    Bolingbrook, Countryside, Burbank, Oak Lawn, Evanston

    Andy’s Frozen Custard

    Various Ilinois
    Website

    Chicago

    Annette’s Italian Ice

    2009 N Bissell St
    Website

    Batavia

    Batavia Creamery

    4 North Island Avenue
    Website

    Chicago

    Black Dog Gelato

    1955 W. Belmont Ave & 859 N. Damen Ave
    Website

    Chicago & Wilmette

    Bobtail

    2951 N. Broadway, Chicago & 1114 Central, Wilmette
    Website

    Forest Park

    Brown Cow Ice Cream

    7347 Madison St.
    Website

    Chicago

    Buffalo Restaurant and Ice Cream Parlor

    1180 W Lake Cook Rd
    Website

    Chicago

    Caffe Gelato

    2034 W. Division
    Website

    Mount Prospect

    Capannari Ice Cream

    10 S. Pine
    Website

    Chicago

    Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream

    2221 Daniels St.
    Website

    Palatine

    Christie’s Dairy Delights

    45 N Bothwell St
    Website

    St. Charles, Naperville, Algonquin, Crystal Lake, Elgin, Aurora,

    Colonial Cafe and Ice Cream

    Various Illinois
    Website

    East Moline

    Cones on the Corner

    1152 15th Ave
    Website

    Chicago

    Cupid Candies

    7637 S Western Ave
    Website

    Sesser

    Custard Stand

    101 S Park St
    Website

    Salem

    Dairy Mart

    1711 E Main St
    Website

    Rockton

    Dairyhaus

    113 E Main St
    Website

    Lebanon

    Dr. Jazz Soda Fountain & Grill

    230 West St. Louis Street
    Website

    Belleville

    Eckerts

    951 S. Green Mount Road
    Website

    Arlington Heights

    Eros Resteraunt & Ice Cream

    18 S Dryden Pl
    Website

    Downers Grove

    Every Day’s a Sundae

    990 Warren Avenue
    Website

    Highland Park

    Frost: A Gelato Shoppe

    various across U.S.
    Website

    Bloomington

    Gene’s Ice Cream

    1019 S Main
    Website

    Chicago

    George’s Ice Cream & Sweets

    5306 N Clark St
    Website

    Wheaton & 2 locations in Geneva

    Graham’s Fine Chocolates and Ice Cream

    Original: 302 S 3rd St, Geneva
    Website

    Millstadt

    Happy Days

    119 W Washington St
    Website

    Evanston

    Hartigan’s Ice Cream Shoppe

    2909 Central St
    Website

    Wilmette

    Homer’s

    1237 Green Bay Road
    Website

    Washington

    Ice Cream Shack

    2306 Washington Rd
    Website

    Chicago

    iCream Cafe

    1537 N. Milwaukee Ave.
    Website

    Danville & Champaign

    Jarling’s Custard Cup

    2507 N. Vermilion St, Danville & 309 W. Kirby Ave, Champaign
    Website

    Crystal Lake

    Julie Ann’s Custard

    6500 Northwest Hwy
    Website

    Mount Zion, Pawnee, Springfield, Decatur

    Krekel’s Custard

    various in central IL
    Website

    Belvedere

    La Michoacana Ice Cream & Coffee

    354 W Chrysler Dr
    Website

    Chicago

    Let Them Eat Chocolate

    5306 North Damen Ave.
    Website

    Chicago

    Margie’s Fine Candies

    1960 N Western
    Website

    Homewood

    Mitchell’s Premium Ice Cream & Candies

    18211 Dixie Hwy
    Website

    Aurora

    Oberweis Dairy

    951 Ice Cream Dr
    Website

    Sycamore

    Ollie’s

    2290 Oakland Drive.
    Website

    Evergreen Park

    Original Rainbow Cone

    9233 S. Western Ave
    Website

    Chicago (3 locations)

    Paciugo

    Various
    Website

    Oak Park

    Petersen’s

    1100 Chicago Ave
    Website

    Wheaton

    Seven Dwarfs Restaurant

    917 E Roosevelt Rd
    Website

    Sidney

    Sidney Dairy Barn

    311 W Main St.
    Website

    Marseilles

    Skoopz

    442 Main St
    Website

    Des Plaines

    Sugar Bowl Pancakes and More

    1494 Miner St
    Website

    Norridge

    Sweet Oasis

    7549 W. Montrose Ave
    Website

    Taylorville

    Tastee Treat

    1219 N Cheney St
    Website

    La Grange

    Tastes Old Fashioned

    25 S Ashland Ave
    Website

    Pittsfield

    The Dairy Ripple

    201 S Madison St
    Website

    Minooka

    The Minooka Creamery

    111 McEvilly Rd
    Website

    Palos Park

    The Plush Horse

    12301 South 86th Avenue
    Website

    Peoria

    The Spotted Cow

    718 W Glen Ave
    Website

    Addison

    Uncle Harry’s

    48 W Lake St
    Website

    Freeport

    Union Dairy

    126 E Douglas St
    Website

    Moline & Rock Island, Illinois

    Whitey’s Ice Cream Shop

    Original: 1601 Avenue of the Cities, Moline
    Website

    Chicago Heights

    Zarlengo’s Italian Ice

    257 W Joe Orr Rd
    Website