Get in touch with your inner-mad scientist at this futuristic ice cream shop, where you choose from six liquid bases (ice cream, milkshake, low-fat yogurt, etc.), a variety of sweeteners, and more than 30 flavors.
Whether you prefer your gelato in a cup, cone, or sandwiched between sides of a fresh, maple-bacon Glazed and Infused donut, Black Dog Gelato -- in all its manifestations -- is the answer to all of your problems.
This traditional ice cream parlor has served homemade sundaes and splits, hand-spun shakes, and hand-dipped candies to Chicago’s North Side for a long time (long enough that Al Capone, The Beatles, and Bruce Springsteen have all been there).
Okay, so it’s not exclusively an ice cream shop, but Armitage Ave’s premier burger vendor is home to some pretty killer milkshakes and custard, and for that reason, has earned our top Lincoln Park spot.
There’s custard shakes (toppings of your choice), concretes like the OMG (blended with peanut butter fudge brownies), and sundaes like the Scarlets Last Fall, a red velvet cake bowl with marshmallow sauce, raspberries, and whipped cream.
Experimental ice cream-eater? You'll love the wide range of small-batch, house-made flavors at Shawn Michelle's Old Fashioned Ice Cream in Roseland, including "Banana Bread Pudding" and "Caribbean Sunbeam Supreme".