Cool Off with Ice Cream, Gelato, Italian Ice and More

In Chicago, on those hot and steamy Summer days, there is nothing quite like a sugar cone, sundae, or just a nice bowl of rich and creamy gelato to help cool you off. And we are so fortunate to have a selection of everything from rich and creamy ice cream to sorbet to gelato, Italian ice and more. Here are our picks for where you can find the best refreshing Summer treats in Wicker Park or Bucktown:


Caffe Gelato

2034 W. Division Street, Wicker Park

Looking for the real deal?  Head to Caffe Gelato on Division. This creamy Italian gelato is melt-in-your-mouth good and rumor has it they may be delivering.



1537 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Wicker Park

Create your own ice cream, sorbet or frozen yogurt right on the spot. The liquid nitrogen adds a little twist and eerie mystique.


Forever Yogurt

       1924 W. North Avenue, Wicker Park


Wicker Park's self-serve spot lets you walk in, pick from 14 yogurt flavors and over 40 different toppings so you can create your own sweet masterpiece. Weight it, pay for it and it's yours.


Margie's Candies
1960 N. Western Avenue, Bucktown

         (773) 384-1035

Feeling like a decadent hot fudge sundae or nice big banana split? Margie's will not disappoint serving up large portions of their home made ice cream, candy and more for 80+ years.



Miko's Flipside
1846 N Damen Ave, Bucktown

Tiny bakery and coffee shop throughout the year. And in the Summer, delicious and refreshing Italian ice in a variety of flavors like: grapefruit, pineapple cilantro, lemon, lime, coconut, strawberry, raspberry, mango, banana w/ChocChips, and watermelon. 


Oberweiss Ice Cream
1293 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Wicker Park


If Oberweiss knows something, it's ice cream. You can really taste the quality here and you'll find your choice of traditional favorites like sugar/waffle cones, sundaes, splits and more.We love the fact that when you step through the front door, it smells like sugar cones.



1745 W. Division Street, Wicker Park


Starfruit offers a galaxy of lowfat smoothies, frozen treats and yummy parfaits but the twist to Starfruit is that they're all made with Kefir.

10 live “probiotic” cultures found in Lifeway Kefir which help to aid digestion, boost immunity, promote weight loss, help fight lactose intolerance, prevent certain side effects from antibiotics and even help lower cholesterol. Who knew?



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