The sweetest part of a summer day (or really any day) is enjoying a nice scoop of ice cream or a sundae! Whether you are looking for an old-fashioned scoop of ice cream, a classic banana split, or a tasty milkshake, there are many local ice cream shops that offer some of the best home-made ice cream around. Some places have over 30 flavors to choose from while others offer different ice cream varieties from cakes to shakes to sodas. Check out our list of just some of the best ice cream spots around Chicago’s western suburbs!
Are you looking for an ice cream shop that has it all? Look no further! Check out Banana Split in Aurora. They offer so many different ice cream options including novelties, turtle collection, flurries, floats, cones, and more. They even offer quart- and pint-sized take-home options! Opened daily from the end of February to mid-October, this seasonal soft serve ice cream shop offers vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry soft serve ice cream in a wide variety of delicious creations. Make sure to try their specialty – a banana split made the old-fashioned way! Check out their ice cream gallery here.
Opened Monday-Saturday from 11AM – 10PM, and Sunday from 12PM – 10PM.
The Daily Scoop is an old-fashioned ice cream shop that offers delectable Ashbury ice cream sweets and treats! Enjoy a nice scoop of ice cream, a creamy shake, or a tasty sundae paired with great service and a friendly smile. Bonus: During the summer, they offer Chicago-style hot dogs, and grilled burgers and brats on Saturdays from 11AM until 2PM.
Opened Monday-Saturday from 11AM – 9PM, and Sunday from 12PM – 9PM.
If you’re on the search for ice cream and sorbet treats in flavors that you can’t buy from just any ordinary grocery store, then check out Every Day’s A Sundae! This sweet shop offers high-quality, friendly service and TONS of ice cream flavors, making this small-town ice cream shop the perfect place to bring the whole family. Check out their Summer Flavors here!
Opened Sunday-Thursday from 11AM – 10PM, and Friday-Saturday from 11AM – 10:30PM.
Tate’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream Shop has been making their own homemade ice cream on site in La Grange for over 30 years! Whether you are looking to celebrate a birthday or spend time with family and friends, this wonderful, family-owned shop has delicious sweets and treats. They have over 32 flavors of ice cream and old-fashioned malts, shakes, sodas, ice cream pies, and more.
Opened Monday-Sunday from 11AM – 10PM.
Satisfy your ice cream cravings at Cookie Dough Creations! This one-of-a-kind gem is a small, local operation serving up some of the best desserts that you have ever tasted. They offer 16 different, frosty flavors of ice cream and 8 “doughlicious” flavors of edible, raw cookie dough. Check out their delicious ice cream flavors here. They also offer a variety of cookies, dough bites dipped in chocolate, cookie dough sandwiches, ice cream sandwiches, ice cream cakes, cookie cakes, and cookie dough shakes.
Opened Monday-Sunday from 12PM – 10PM.
Tasty Treat is a family-owned and operated establishment that serves Homer’s award-winning premium ice cream in a welcoming, “ma and pa” atmosphere. They offer generous portions of ice cream for their unbeatable prices, and they even sell books, household décor, and knickknacks. Come for the delicious treats but stay for the unique experience!
Opened Sunday-Thursday from 12PM – 11PM, and Friday-Saturday from 12PM – 11:30PM.
Gina’s Italian Ice has been serving up delicious Italian ice and ice cream flavors for 43 years! They take a lot of pride in crafting delectable treats for a reasonable price with friendly service. Each flavor of ice cream is made daily by hand with the original recipe, with fresh fruits purchased from local markets. Check out the flavors here.
Opened Monday-Sunday from 12PM – 10PM from May through September.
So many delicious ice cream flavors, oh my! Zoo City Treats and Bakery offers a large variety of delectable flavors as well as dairy-free ice cream and no-sugar-added flavors. They also have ice cream cakes, ice cream cupcakes, and ice cream pies. Check out their long list of tasty ice cream flavors here.
Opened Sunday-Thursday from 1PM – 8PM, and Friday-Saturday from 1PM – 9PM.
Charlie’s Silver Spoon Creamery uses only the freshest ingredients to create their scrumptious, homemade artisan ice cream. Their mission is to bring all ages together to share in the simple joy of delicious small batch ice cream while also celebrating their city’s diversity. Check out some of their tasty ice cream flavors here!
Opened Tuesday-Thursday from 2PM – 8PM, and Friday-Sunday from 12PM – 8PM. Closed on Mondays.
Established in 2008, Maple Avenue Creamery is the best place to go to for a sweet treat in La Grange Park! They not only offer 18 flavors of hand-packed ice cream with 10 toppings to choose from, but they also offer 20 delicious flavors of Hawaiian shaved ice! Plus, they have shakes, malts, banana splits, sundaes, floats, and premium soft serve ice cream in chocolate, vanilla, or twist. Bonus: Make sure to also try a mouthwatering meal from Bill’s Place. Bill’s Place offers sandwiches, hot dogs, burgers, chicken, salads, pizzas, and more! This is truly the perfect place for the entire family.
Opened Monday-Saturday from 11AM – 8PM, and Sunday from 11AM – 6PM.