Local Ice Cream Shops in the Western Suburbs + Ice Cream Trail Map

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Ice cream and summertime go hand in hand, and there are so many incredible local shops to choose from when the craving comes on for the ultimate summer treat! Our family makes it a priority to pack in as many ice cream outings as we can during the hot summer months. With a list of local ice cream shops this amazing, we may just need to visit each and every one in town. Kidlist readers: please join us in this sweet challenge – I scream, you scream, we all scream, for ice cream!

Ice Cream Trail Map

Map out your route this summer to visit all of the locally owned ice cream shops and add it to your bucket list!

Best Local Ice Cream Shops with Descriptions

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!

Eiffel Waffle
1028 Curtiss St.
Downers Grove, IL 60515
(630) 297-8326
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.

Four Brothers
221 S. Naperville Rd
Wheaton, IL 60187
A local family chocolate shop selling craft confections.

Hazel Marie’s
24030 Lockport St
Plainfield, IL 60544
An old fashioned ice cream parlor serving 24 different creamy, dream, delicious flavors!

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.

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.

Zoo City Treats
3748 Grand Boulevard
Brookfield, IL 60513
(708) 255-5481
Cute ice cream and bakery spot offering up a large variety of ice cream, custom cakes, cupcakes, pies, sundaes, dole whips, soft serve and baked treats.

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.

The Original Rainbow Cone
9233 South Western Ave., Chicago, IL 60643 • (773) 238-7075
498 E Roosevelt Rd., Lombard, IL 60148 • (630) 792-1134
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 Lombard locations just opened this summer and also serves donuts.

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 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!

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! Allowing all customers to enter their shop with a face covering as well as fulfilling online/call-in orders to be delivered curbside.

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. This wonderful shop with a brand new in-house creamery just re-opened again – watch their grand re-opening video here.

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
15 W Harris Ave
La Grange, IL 60525
(708) 354-6887
Cozy little shop featuring ice cream, paletas, Italian ice and an incredible assortment of candy, jelly beans, and homemade popcorn. And, their new chocolate pinatas are the perfect treat for any occasion.

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.

Polar Bear Ice Cream
7901 Cermak Rd.
North Riverside, IL 60546
(708) 442-8048
After having to close in 2020 due to the pandemic, this local gem is open again! 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. Open inside for carry-out only.

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.

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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