Hey guys! I’m back with another Chicago Favorites and this times it’s all about my favorite treats during the summer- Ice cream and Gelato. Summer isn’t over just yet and the good news is that we still have some time to enjoy the gorgeous weather, BBQ’s, the lake, and of course ice cream! I seriously can’t get enough of it during this time and if I could I would have it every day. Keep scrolling to find my favorite ice cream and gelato shops in the Chi.
La Michoacana – Multiple Locations
If you want authentic “Paletas” or popsicles this is the place for you. With a variety of flavors made with real fruit you will have a hard time choosing just one! They also have non-dairy options available and the prices are reasonable.
B’s Favs- Kiwi Strawberry, Pina Colada, Coffee, and Cookies and Cream
Cone Gourmet – West Loop
Two words, Cookie Monster. It’s my go-to flavor when I visit this ice cream shop because with every bite you’ll discover a chunk of your favorite cookie inside. I wouldn’t suggest you choose this flavor if you’re going on a first date (blue teeth). I made that mistake and ended up looking like a five-year old covered in blue ice cream, haha. If you are feeling adventurous try the Funny Goat.
B’s Favs- Cookie Monster and Funny Goat.
Bombobar – West Loop
This place is awesome! Their house-made gelato made me visit this delicious gelato bar 3x in one week. I went with their waffle cone, added a scoop of Caramel crunch and Pistachio, and topped it off with a plump bombolini!
B’s Favs- Try them all!
Amarato – Goldcoast
I feel like I have a piece of Paris in Chicago with this delicious gelato shop. You can choose as many flavors as you’d like and the gelato is scooped in the shape of a rose topped with a macaron. It’s so pretty you almost just want to stare at it, BUT it taste even better than it looks.
I know every Chicagoan has their favorite ice cream or gelato shop but these four are my favs. I try to eat healthy 80% of the time and give myself a cheat day (or two) to indulge and enjoy something sweet. Ice cream always takes me back to my childhood when hearing the Paletero (ice cream man) was one of the highlights of my day!
Where do you guys go for ice cream or gelato in Chicago??
Thanks for stopping by!