This summer has been a scorcher, and we’ve found that the best way to cool off is with a huge bowl of ice cream. From gelato to cookie dough to giant sundaes served in a kitchen sink (really), there are plenty of delicious ice cream shops near our new homes in Elgin and Naperville. So next time you need to cool down, grab a scoop from one of our favorite ice cream shops!
Location: Bolingbrook (Naperville location coming soon!)
Andy’s serves up a delicious menu of sundaes, concretes, and seasonal treats, like Key Lime Pie Concrete – Andy’s vanilla frozen custard blended with a slice of key lime pie. They use the freshest ingredients and the custard is always served within one hour after it is made. No wonder it’s our Overstreet Builders House Favorite!
Locations: Several in Naperville and Elgin
What started as a modest milk delivery service over 100 years ago has grown into a huge operation of delivery service of all dairy products in 6 states and over 50 dairy stores. Stores feature a menu of sundaes, a dozen flavors of ice cream in additional to seasonal flavors, soft serve and creamy milkshakes, made with their very own fresh cream and milk.
Locations: Downtown Naperville and Highland Park
There is no other place where you can find an authentic Italian gelato near Chicago. All gelato equipment, display cases, and ingredients (with the exception of milk and sugar) are imported from Italy, transporting you to a genuine Italian gelateria. Over 50 gelato flavors and more than 20 sorbet flavors are made fresh in store daily.
Locations: Elgin and Naperville
This full-service cafe also has a huge ice cream menu filled with treats like sundaes, splits and a dozen flavors. Feeling really hungry? Try the Colonial Kitchen Sink — a huge sundae with two bananas, six scoops of ice cream and a handful of toppings that literally comes in a kitchen sink. Finish it all and you get a bumper sticker!
Who said raw cookie dough isn’t safe to eat? Cookie Dough Creations makes safe-to-eat raw cookie dough (sans eggs) in 8 flavors as well as other delicious treats like cheesecakes, cookies and cookie dough sandwiches. Don’t live near their Naperville shop? All of their treats can be shipped throughout the United States! If you do live near Naperville, stop by the shop for 8 flavors of raw dough, 24 flavors of ice cream, cookie dough sundaes, shakes, sandwiches, cakes, cheesecakes, brownies, and of course, their famous cookies.