Where to Find a Crave-worthy Cone in Chicago’s Coolest Suburbs
Does it get any better than eating ice cream on a Chicago summer day? It’s doubtful. Step outside your corporate apartment in Chicago or the suburbs and directly through the doors of the nearest sweet Best Local spot for a cone ASAP: July is National Ice Cream Month.
It’s technically not ice cream, but the 75 flavors of gelato at Naperville Best Local spot Gelati (24 W. Jefferson Ave.) will surely satisfy. This sweet spot offers three portion sizes, even allowing eaters to mix and match its many flavors. Ditch the Coldstone Creamery across the street; this is just an 8-minute drive from Lincoln at the Parks and Iroquois Club in Naperville!
Coffee is in the name, but the ice cream at suburban Coffee Haus (209 W. Golf Rd.) is just as big of a draw. This Best Local Asian spot in Schaumburg specializes in teas, coffee and desserts, including ice cream. The ice cream creations are creative: there’s a waffle mango ice cream dessert and a green tea sundae that customers love. Just a 10-minute drive from Park Meadows in Schaumburg!
Chicago Magazine once pinned Mount Prospect Best Local spot Capannari Ice Cream (10 S. Pine St.) “Best Ice Cream in Chicago.” If that’s not convincing enough, the made-from-scratch ice cream should sway you. Try a distinctive flavor like its signature black raspberry chip, a 10-minute drive from River 595 Apartments in Des Plaines.