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Our top Five ice cream spots in the Chicago, tried (and tasted) by Thompson Hotels

No matter what age you are, which part of the world you’re from, or which diet you’re currently trying, everyone all over the world loves ice cream! Whether it conjures memories of the neighborhood truck or reminds you of that carton that taunted you from the kitchen freezer, ice cream is just one of those foods that make you feel darn good! Here at Upper Stories we’re gluttons for the feel-good so we took some time to scout out the best scoops and sundaes in the city. We asked Chicago West Loop local, Heather Talbert, to capture all the sweet action and as a practicing culinary nerd, she was thrilled to indulge.
3404 N. Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
1. Black currant frozen yogurt, sweet cream in a wild berry lavender cone
2. Gooey butter sundae: Brown butter almond brittle ice cream, honey butterscotch sauce, and salty caramel sauce
Margies Candies
1960 N Western, Chicago, IL 60647
1. Chocolate sundae: French vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, nuts, cherry, caramel, kettle fresh chocolate.
2. Strawberry ice cream cone
Black Dog Gelato
859 N Damen Chicago, Il 60622
1. Strawberry Rhubarb & Pistachio mixed
2. Little boy’s ice cream, malted
1400 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607
1. Pot de creme: chocolate, coconut milk custard, pocky stick, and vanilla soft serve
2. Loaded donut: donuts with chocolate, crunchy peanut butter, and vanilla soft serve
Sugar Shack on 26th Street
630 W 26th St, Chicago, IL 60616
1. Funnel cake sundae: vanilla ice cream, strawberries, pineapple, whipped cream, sprinkles, powdered sugar, cherry, chocolate sauce