Ice Cream Trail! Local Ice Cream Shops in the Western Suburbs

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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 Split
820 Church Road
Aurora, IL 60505
(630) 896-8680
Walk-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 Creamery
6 E. Downer Place
Aurora, IL 60505
(630) 340-4074
Family-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 House
2242 S Wentworth Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 225-8869
Bringing 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.

5150 Main Street
Downers Grove, IL 60516
(630) 297-8444
Self-serve frozen yogurt with a variety of flavors. Top it off with fresh fruit and your favorite toppings.

Eiffel Waffle
1028 Curtiss St., Downers Grove, IL 60515 • (630) 297-8326
284 S. Weber Road, Bolingbrook, IL 60490
Home of the over-the-top bubble waffle and waffle tower dessert creations.

Our Creamery
400 E. Illinois Street
Lemont, IL 60493
(630) 296-0444
A family-owned business dedicated to bringing smiles to adults and kids alike all year round.

Hazel Marie’s
24030 Lockport St
Plainfield, IL 60544
(815) 782-3166
An old fashioned ice cream parlor serving 24 different creamy, dreamy, delicious flavors.

Gina’s Italian Ice
6737 Roosevelt Rd
Berwyn, IL 60402
(708) 484-0944
A 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 Brookfield
9102 31st Street
Brookfield, IL 60513
(708) 255-5371
Delicious 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 & Bakery
3748 Grand Boulevard
Brookfield, IL 60513
(708) 255-5771
Uniquely crafted chocolates, pound cakes, gift baskets and other products that include fruits and nuts hand-dipped in chocolate.

Scooter’s Frozen Custard
1658 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 244-6415
Locally-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 Cone
9233 South Western Ave., Chicago, IL 60643 • (773) 238-7075
498 E Roosevelt Rd., Lombard, IL 60148 • (630) 792-1134
7417 S Cass Avenue, Darien, IL 60561 • (630) 963-2333
Home 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 Scoop
9 South Prospect Avenue
Clarendon Hills, IL 60514
(630) 655-4115
This 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 & Eats
737 Plainfield Road
Darien, IL 60561
(630) 887-7486
Ice cream parlor offering many different flavors, customizable cakes, sundae shakes and more.

Every Day’s A Sundae
990 Warren Avenue
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 810-9155
Family-owned ice cream shop since 1992, proudly serving signature and seasonal scoops and creations. Check their Facebook page for seasonal flavors.

Kimmer’s Ice Cream
110 W. Park Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126 • (630) 903-6618
1 W. Illinois Street, St. Charles, IL 60174 • (630) 762-9480
109 East Front Street, Wheaton, IL 60187 • (630) 765-7704
Kimmer’s serves up the creamiest gourmet scoops, sundaes, shakes and smoothies. Cakes, pies and cookie sandies, too! Check out their curbside pickup here.

The Brown Cow Ice Cream Parlor
7347 Madison Street
Forest Park, IL 60130
(708) 366-7970
A 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.

The Brown Cow Party Room

The Brown Cow also has a party room!

7347 Madison Street
Forest Park, IL 60130
(708) 366-7970

Who Needs Cake!? Dress up like soda jerks and make your own ice cream sundaes in our ice cream-y party room at The Brown Cow Ice Cream Parlor! Everything is included to serve up happiness- decorations, coordinators, drinks, games and (of course) ice cream! Reserve your date today:

All Chocolate Kitchen
33 S. 3rd St.
Geneva, IL 60134
(630) 232-2395
Featuring 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 Cream
302 S. 3rd St., Geneva, IL 60134 • (630) 232-6655
119 W. Front St., Wheaton, IL 60187 • (630) 221-1199
Since 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 Shop
25 South Ashland Avenue
La Grange, IL 60525
(708) 352-4848
This 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 Queen
1511 W. 55th Street
La Grange, IL 60525
(708) 246-1846
Featuring 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.

We’re Nuts

We’re Nuts
15 W Harris Ave
La Grange, IL 60525
(708) 354-6887

This cozy little shop features ice cream, paletas, Italian ice and an incredible assortment of candy, jelly beans, chocolate piñatas and homemade popcorn. Some of their paletas (ice cream popsicles) are pictured above. They make all of them in-house with no sugar added- the fruit sweetens them naturally! The chocolate piñatas at We’re Nuts are amazing and all custom made with whatever fillings you choose… fresh fruit, candy, popcorn, gift cards, wedding proposals, and more.

Maple Avenue Creamery
1146 N Maple Ave
La Grange Park, IL 60526
(708) 352-6730
Scooping 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 Creations
937 S Hamilton Street
Lockport, IL 60441
(815) 838-4700
Locally-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 Creations
22 W. Chicago Ave
Naperville, IL 60540
(630) 369-4833
A 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 Bar
5 W. Jackson Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540
(331) 204-6665
This 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 Cafe
1250 W Ogden Avenue
Naperville, IL 60563
(630) 857-3194
Sugar Milk Cafe opened in October 2021. Their signature milkshakes are crowned with creative add-ons that add some serious height.

Polar Bear Ice Cream
7901 Cermak Rd.
North Riverside, IL 60546
(708) 442-8048
Walk-up service of the most delicious soft serve, sundaes, shakes, malts, smoothies and more.

5540 W. 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
(708) 423-8282
A 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 Shoppe
901 South Oak Park Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60304
(708) 848-9910
Hole 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 Cream
1100 West Chicago Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 386-6131
Petersen’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 Horse
12301 South 86th Avenue
Palos Park, IL 60464
(708) 448-0550
Offering homemade ice cream cones, shakes, sodas, malts, sundaes and banana splits with a nostalgic flair since 1937.

Tasty Treat
19 S Cass Avenue
Westmont, IL 60559
(630) 968-8387
Tasty Treat is known for their generous scoops of homemade ice cream at reasonable prices. Delicious sorbet and sherbet, too.

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
521 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook, IL 60523 • (630) 822-7996
18 S Main Street, Naperville, IL 60540 • (630) 506-8005
Unique, gourmet flavored ice creams made without synthetic flavors or dyes.

Four Brothers
221 S. Naperville Rd
Wheaton, IL 60187
A 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!

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