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Ice Cream In Chicago: Where To Find Cold Treats Across The City

By  Kelly Bauer and Tanveer Ali | May 5, 2017 5:10am | Updated on June 26, 2017 10:49am

CHICAGO — Looking for the perfect cone, paleta, Italian ice or milkshake? Consult this list.

We compiled more than 100 places in Chicago's neighborhoods that are known for serving cold desserts.

Albany Park

Antojitos Magicos, mangoneadas, paletas and more, 3540 W. Lawrence Ave., 773-983-6818 (Website)

Fruityland, paletas, smoothies, ice cream, milkshakes and more, 4610 N. Kedzie Ave., 773-294-3347 (Website)

La Michoacana Premium, paletas, aguas frescas, mangoneadas, ice cream and more, 3108 W. Lawrence Ave., 773-754-7265 (Website)

Paleteria Reina de Sabores, paletas, 3015 W. Lawrence Ave., 773-744-2474 (Website)


George's Ice Cream and Sweets, ice cream and milkshakes, 5306 N. Clark St., 773-271-7600 (Website)


Cupid Candies, ice cream, chocolates and more, 7637 S. Wesern Ave., 773-925-8191 (Website)

Don's Drive-in, milkshakes, 7748 S. Kedzie Ave., 773-476-9392 (Website)

Avalon Park

Taurus Flavors, ice cream and frozen yogurt, 8534 S. Stony Island Ave., 773-374-1872 (Website)


Paleteria Arco Iris, paletas and more, 2950 W. Belmont Ave., 773-478-4723

Back of the Yards

Atotonilco Tortilleria, milkshakes, 1649 W. 47th St., 773-247-5870 (Website)

Belmont Cragin

Las Fuentes Ice Cream, ice cream, fruit yogurts, popsicles, sundaes and more, 3107 N. Central Ave., 773-556-2134 (Website)

Paleteria La Plaza, paletas, mangoneadas and more, 3046 N. Cicero Ave., 773-481-6678 (Website)


A Lil Something Hot Cafe, smoothies, 1455 W. 103rd St., 773-239-1339 (Website)

Ain't She Sweet Cafe, smoothies, 9920 S. Western Ave., 773-840-3309 (Website)

Janson's Drive-in, ice cream, milkshakes, smoothies and more, 9900 S. Western Ave., 773-941-6283 (Website)

Jimmy Jamm Sweet Potato Pies, sweet potato ice cream, 1844 W. 95th St., 773-779-9105

Original Rainbow Cone, ice cream, 9233 S. Western Ave., 773-238-7075 (Website)


El Churrito Rojas, ice cream and milkshakes, 3251 S. Halsted St., 312-326-3858 (Website)

Scoops, ice cream, 608 W. 31st St., 312-842-3300 (Website)

Sugar Shack, ice cream, funnel cake sundae, Italian ice, 630 W. 26th St., 312-225-6568 (Website)

Brighton Park

Neveria la Flor de Mayo, paletas and yogurt milkshakes, 4146 S. Archer Ave., 872-444-5145

Paleteria & Cockteles Tropicale, paletas and ice cream, 4282 S. Archer Ave., 773-847-0809

Paleteria Ayutla, paletas, 2404 W. 46th Place, 773-653-1314


Ain't She Sweet Cafe, smoothies, 526 E. 43rd St., 773-373-3530 (Website)


Margie's Candies, ice cream, 1960 N. Western Ave., 773-384-1035 (Website)

Miko's Italian Ice, Italian ice, 1846 N. Damen Ave., 773-645-9664 (Website)


Dat Donut, fruit smoothies, 8251 S. Cottage Grove Ave., 773-723-1002 (Website)

Steak Hoagy Sweet & More, ice cream, 8154 S. Cottage Grove Ave., 773-322-4808


Legend Tasty House, rolled ice cream, 2242 S. Wentworth Ave., 312-225-8869 (Website)


Lickity Split, frozen custard, 6056 N. Broadway, 773-274-0830 (Website)

Tina's Italian Ice, Italian ice, 1050 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., 872-208-5849 (Website)

Zanzibar, ice cream, 1036 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., 773-334-8302 (Website)

Edison Park

Tony and Millie's Italian Ice Bar, Italian ice, 6709 N. Olmstead Ave., 847-527-9009 (Website)


Mana Gourmet, mana (similar to chilled pudding), 1022 W. 63rd St., 773-434-4494 (Website)

Gage Park

Betty’s Ice Cream, ice cream, 5858 S. Kedzie Ave., 773-273-0135 (Website)

Los Mangos Neveria y Fruteria, ice cream, 5815 S. Kedzie Ave., 773-918-0198 (Website)

Paleteria el Sabor de Michoacan, paletas and ice cream, 3320 W. 55th St., 773-434-5460

Gold Coast

Leonidas, ice cream, 59 E. Chicago Ave., 847-686-0100 (Website)

Greater Grand Crossing

Brown Sugar Bakery, banana pudding, 328 E. 75th St., 773-224-6262 (Website)

Humboldt Park

The Scoop Neveria, Mexican ice cream and mangoneada (a spicy mango sorbet) , 4117 W. North Ave., 773-697-8904 (Website)

Hyde Park

Finnigan's Ice Cream Parlor at the Museum of Science and Industry, ice cream, 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, 773-684-1414 (Website)

Kilwins, ice cream and frozen yogurt, 5226 S. Harper St., 773-675-6731 (Website)

Zberry, frozen yogurt, 1368½ E. 53rd St., 773-855-8754 (Website)

Irving Park

Alaska Paleteria y Neveria, paletas (fruit popsicles) and ice cream, 3446 W. Irving Park Road, 773-279-8135 (Website)

Miko's Italian Ice, Italian ice, 4125 N. Kimball Ave., 773-645-9664 (Website)


Bobtail Ice Cream, ice cream, 2951 N. Broadway, 773-880-7372 (Website)

Frio Gelato, gelato and sorbet, 3721 N. Southport Ave., 773-799-8683 (Website)

Jeni's, ice cream, 3404 N. Southport Ave., 773-348-7139 (Website)

Paciugo, gelato, 3241 N. Broadway, 773-248-8433 (Website)

Scooter's Frozen Custard, frozen custard, 1658 W. Belmont Ave., 773-244-6415 (Website)

Lincoln Park

Aha Crepe, ice cream, frozen yogurt and smoothies, 2435 N. Clark St., 773-883-4766 (Website)

Annette's Italian Ice, Italian ice, ice cream, milkshakes, frozen yogurt and more, 924 W. Armitage Ave., 773-868-9000 (Website)

Jeni's, ice cream, 900 W. Armitage Ave., 773-799-8809 (Website)

Snow Dragon Shavery and Yogurt, macaron and donut ice cream sandwiches, popsicles, shaved snow and more, 2618 N. Clark St., 773-281-9866 (Website)

Lincoln Square

Paciugo, gelato, 2324 W. Giddings St., 773-989-1926 (Website)

ServYoSelf, frozen yogurt, 2024 W. Montrose Ave., 773-531-3388 (Website)

Shelly's Freeze, soft serve ice cream and milkshakes, 5119 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-271-2783 (Website)

Yogurt Square, frozen yogurt, 4701 N. Lincoln Ave., 773-681-0104 (Website)

Little Italy

Mario's Italian Lemonade, Italian ice, 1068 W. Taylor St. (Website)

Scoops, ice cream, 1159 W. Taylor St., 312-842-3300 (Website)

Little Village

Azucar, mexican ice cream, 3617 W. 27th St., (Website)

Los Mangos Neveria y Fruteria, ice cream, 3058 S. Avers Ave., 773-542-1522 (Website)

Los Mangos Neveria y Fruteria, ice cream, 3551 W. 26th St., 773-542-1522 (Website)

Los Mangos Neveria y Fruteria, ice cream, 3859 W. 26th St., 773-277-8944 (Website)

Paletas la Azteca, paletas and ice cream, 3018 W. Cermak Road, 773-762-9446 (Website)

Pancho's Paleteria & Ice Cream, paletas, 4055 W. 31st St., 773-254-7010 (Website)

Logan Square

Heavenly Gelato and Ice Cream Cafe, gelato and ice cream, 2662 N. Sawyer Ave., 773-342-0427 (Website)

Miko's Italian Ice, Italian ice, 2236 N. Sacramento Ave., 773-645-9664 (Website)

The Freeze (aka Tastee Freez), ice cream and various cold treats, 2815 W. Armitage Ave., 773-507-7477 (Website)


Black Dog Gelato, gelato, 125 S. Clark St., (Website)

Frost Gelato, gelato, 27 W. Riverwalk South, 312-709-1358 (Website)


Paleteria y Neveria Azteca, paletas, ice cream and more, 6748 W. Diversey Ave., 312-536-0564

Navy Pier

Original Rainbow Cone, ice cream, 700 E. Grand Ave. (Website)

Snow Dragon Shavery and Yogurt, macaron and donut ice cream sandwiches, popsicles, shaved snow and more, 700 E. Grand Ave., 312-291-9046 (Website)

North Center

Cookie Spin, ice cream, milkshakes and smoothies, 4350 N. Leavitt St., 773-739-9400 (Website)

Margie's Candies, ice cream, 1813 W. Montrose Ave., 773-348-0400 (Website)


Las Tres Campanitas, paletas, 1044 W. 18th St., 312-265-0296 (Website)

Paleteria el Sabor, paletas, 1639 W. 18th St., 312-243-2308 (Website)

Paleteria Las Tarascas, paletas, 1806 W. 18th St., 312-496-3346 (Website)

Portage Park

Chelita's Homemade Ice Cream, ice cream, 4442 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-305-2901 (Website)

Josi's, frozen yogurt, 4032 N. Milwaukee Ave., 773-628-7733 (Website)

Mia's Gelato Cafe, gelato, 4200 N. Central Ave., 773-481-1122 (Website)


Amy's Candy Bar, ice cream, candy, 4704 N. Damen Ave., 773-942-6386 (Website)

River North

Amorino, gelato, 838 N. State St., 312-266-7466

Rogers Park

Paleteria La Monarca, paletas, 6955 N. Clark St., 773-274-6394 (Website)

Roscoe Village

Paciugo, gelato, 2009 W. Roscoe St., 773-661-9519 (Website)

South Chicago

Paleteria el Potrillo, paletas, ice cream, aguas fresca and more, 8548 S. Commercial Ave., 773-374-0673

Ukrainian Village

Black Dog Gelato, gelato, 859 N. Damen Ave., 773-235-3116 (Website)

West Elsdon

Los Mangos Neveria y Fruteria, ice cream, 5758 S. Pulaski Road, 773-954-5068 (Website)

Razpachos, paletas (fruit popsicles) and ice cream, 5611 S. Pulaski Road, 773-570-7011 (Website)

West Loop

Black Dog Gelato, gelato, 131 N. Clinton St., (Website)

BomboBar, gelato, 832 W. Randolph St., 312-492-7775 (Website)

Cone Gourmet Ice Cream, ice cream and milkshakes, 1047 W. Madison St., 312-666-5111 (Website)

West Ridge

Lickity Split, frozen cusatrd, 7000 N. Western Ave., 773-293-7239 (Website)

Wicker Park

Jeni's, ice cream, 1505 N. Milwaukee Ave., 872-802-4668 (Website)