Food & Drink

We All Scream for Ice Cream!

Ice cream around Chicago: then and now

Who doesn’t love a great scoop of ice cream? The creamy, frozen treat has been a favorite of people since Alexander the Great enjoyed honey-flavored snow ice and the Chinese reportedly created the first ice cream around 200 B.C. People have continued to find delicious ways to blend different ingredients and keep us all happy. Check out the list of some of our favorite places around Chicago to get a couple of scoops. And enjoy some of the images in the gallery above from showing ice cream shops from throughout the city’s history.

Where to get some fantastic ice cream, custard and ices:

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