Fan Favorites: Ice Cream Parlors {2013}

Lake County Favorite Ice Cream Shops

What’s summer without ice cream? We asked Our Facebook Fans to share their favorite ice cream shops in Lake County. Here are our most popular responses:

The Twisted Cow – Lindenhurst

The Twisted Cow, 2112 E Grand Ave.,  Lindenhurst | (847) 356-3283
Summer Hours (Memorial Day – Labor Day) Daily 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
An old fashioned ice cream parlor with a kitschy, Holstein-inspired twist serving up soft serve ice cream, cakes, pies, shakes and smoothies. Try a cow pie just because!

Greg’s Frozen Custard – Mundelein

Greg’s Frozen Custard, 1490 S Lake St.,  Mundelein | (847) 837-4175
Sunday – Thursday: 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday – Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Dishing out inventive flavors of frozen custard (think ice cream’s decadent cousin) in a 1950’s style drive-in with oldies music to keep your toes tapping. Try their popular Aztec or Elvis Sundaes! For daily flavors visit or like them on Facebook.

Image from Tastee-Freez Grayslake on Facebook

The Freeze, 131 Hawley, Grayslake | (847) 223-2262
Open Daily 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
It may be part of a national franchise, but The Freeze in Downtown Grayslake is simply a family tradition that feels 100% hometown.  This walk-up stand has plenty of outdoor seating. Make it a meal with fast food fare along with your soft-serve cone. Check them out on  Facebook.

Garnering honorable mentions were the following locations:

The Original Parlor, Waukegan

Oberweis, Multiple locations

Suzy’s Swirl, Gurnee

Bulldogs, Wauconda

Sweet’s, Lake Forest

Diana’s Dream Ice Cream Shoppe (Olando’s), Round Lake

Dog N Suds, Fox Lake (also in Grayslake)

Dairy Queen, Multiple locations

Dockside Ice Cream, Waukegan (at the harbor)


Did your favorite not make the list? Share with us in the comments below!

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When Loralie isn’t out exploring with her two pint-sized adventurers you’ll often find her in front of her computer plotting to take over the world (or at least Lake County.) She appreciates good friends, good food, expensive shoes and parents who make two lanes in the drop-off/pick-up line at school. Her spirit animal is The Hobbit. She invites you to join her on her quest for unique distractions, diversions and deliciousness in this county we call home. She is the Features Editor and Marketing Director at Little Lake County.

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