Five ways to celebrate National Ice Cream Day in Chicago

Celebrate National Ice Cream Day in Chicago
Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 10:47am

I scream, you scream, we all scream for “National Ice Cream Day!” July 15 is dedicated to the cool treat. As far as food holidays go, this has to be one of our favorites, so we've got five creamy and delicious ways for you to celebrate National Ice Cream Day in Chicago.

Original Rainbow Cone

1) Taste the Rainbow - Cone, that is

Since 1926, the Original Rainbow Cone has been serving up its special blend of color confections. It's one of Chicago's oldest ice cream shops and a favorite at Taste of Chicago. Located near 95th and Western, the south side shop is open today from noon to 10pm. They've also got an outpost on Navy Pier.

Triple-scoop waffle cone from Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream - photo from Facebook

2) Visit your neighborhood ice cream shop

Chicago neighborhoods are dotted with local ice cream parlors. From Bobtail Ice Cream in Lakeview, Black Dog Gelato in the Gold Coast, and Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream with four Chicago locations, use this as an opportunity to explore a new neighborhood. 

Orange Cake cone with sprinkles from Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream

3) Celebrate at home with Mitchell’s Ice Cream

Mitchell's Ice Cream is another long-time favorite. Since 1931 they've been scooping their decadent ice creams. Fortunately, you don't have to go to Homewood; you can pick some up at Jewel-Osco, Caputo's, Tony's Finer Foods, and other grocery stores.

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4) Free cones at McDonald's, BOGO at Baskin-Robbins

Download the fast food chain's mobile app and you'll find an offer for a free cone. Not enough? You can also download Baskin-Robbin's app and they'll give you a bunch of offers, including buy one get one cones, 99-cent sundaes, and more.

Boozy milkshake at Eleven City Diner

5) Booze it up at Eleven City Diner

Turn that childhood sweet into an adult treat with a Liquored Mint Chocolate Chip Milkshake at Eleven City Diner. Made with Stillhouse Mint Chip Whiskey and mint chocolate chip ice cream, it's an indulgence for your taste buds and your liver.

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1112 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 60605
Old School Diner & Delicatessen.....We serve breakfast ALL day, Roll our Own Matzoballs, Serious Bloody Marys, and a Corned Beef Sandwich to-die-for
Eleven City Diner
3404 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
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9233 S Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60643
The original Rainbow Cone, made of chocolate, strawberry, Palmer House, pistachio and orange sherbet.
Original Rainbow Cone
840 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
The original Rainbow Cone, made of chocolate, strawberry, Palmer House, pistachio and orange sherbet. Located by Riva next to the lake.
Original Rainbow Cone

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