Margie's on Western at Armitage--it has been there since 1921. When my mom was in high school, she would go to Margie's for ice cream after a movie with friends. Try their homemade hot fudge sauce.
“Ooh let’s get ice cream!” I said on the drive back to Chicago after a boozy, soft-sugar-cookie-filled Memorial Day weekend.
“What is your trigger?” My boyfriend asked as we passed by a smokestack. “You always seem to want ice cream!”
It’s true. For a lactose intolerant girl, I sure do crave ice cream every day. And usually—well almost always—I indulge that craving.
So with summer sprouting up, I want to offer up some of my favorite ice cream haunts, and hear your picks too.
On my to-eat list:
iCream Café—This sounds like the Starbucks of the ice cream world. The Wicker Park store makes whatever kind of ice cream, yogurt or sorbet you’d like in front of you. So pick your cream, a dessert base (regular, light, organic, soy, you get the gist), and then a flavor, a color, and mix-ins.
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream—This popular Ohio-based ice cream company is debuting its first Chicago location in Lakeview this August. Albeit expensive, expect flavors like brambleberry, Riesling poached pear sorbet, whiskey and pecans, wildberry lavendar, and more, to be filling bellies on Southport.
Where is your favorite place to get ice cream? Leave a comment below and let me know! (Lord knows I need another place to stake out…)
Photo courtesy of Black Dog Gelato.