Tasty Tuesday Showdown! Giant Ice Cream Sundaes in Lake County

Image from Round Lake Olando's on Facebook
Image from Round Lake Olando’s on Facebook

In a county where delicious frozen treats are available everywhere, the classic ice cream sundae stands at the pinnacle of dairy deliciousness.

However, only one ice cream sundae can reign supreme.

Will you take our Tasty Tuesday Challenge to discover which giant ice cream sundae in Lake County will win the showdown?

These contenders were chosen for size and strength, but it’s not just the number of scoops that will determine the victor… it’s how it tastes!

In this corner, our first challenger, weighing in at a scrappy eight scoops of ice cream is…

One for the Whole Carload! from Olando’s/Diana’s Dream Ice Cream Shoppe  in Round Lake Beach

Image from Round Lake Olando's on Facebook
Image from Round Lake Olando’s on Facebook

One for the Whole Carload! promises to satiate a hungry minivan full of Little League players or even just my sweet-toothed husband after his weekend run. Featuring eight scoops of assorted ice cream, covered with your choice of up to four toppings, bananas, whipped cream, nuts, cherries or cookies, the Carload looks you straight in the eye and says, “Go ahead, I dare you!”

Olando’s/Diana’s Dream Ice Cream Shoppe, 843 W. Rollins Road, Round Lake Beach
(847) 546-2378 | Facebook

The opponent is a heavyweight behemoth that is not for the faint of heart. Only the bravest souls would dare oppose it. Presenting…

The Kitchen Sink Sundae from D.W. Anderson’s Eatery & Ice Cream Parlor, Gurnee

Image from Key Lime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort
Image from Key Lime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort

If size alone were the factor, The Kitchen Sink Sundae would win by TKO with 18 scoops of ice cream: six scoops of each flavor (chocolate, vanilla, strawberry)  and assorted sauces and toppings.  As if its intimidating size weren’t enough to make you quake in your pants, this sundae does indeed come served inside a kitchen sink.

D.W. Anderson’s Eatery & Ice Cream Parlor (located inside Key Lime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort,) 1700 Nations Drive, Gurnee
(224) 717-3311 | Facebook Editors Note- Closed as of 2017. 

Editor’s Update 9/7/15: If you’re willing to make the trip to McHenry County, we hear the Colonial Cafe in Crystal Lake does a Kitchen Sink Sundae too! 

Are you audacious enough to take our Tasty Tuesday Challenge?  Will you try to overcome both One for the Whole Carload! and The Kitchen Sink? Will you survive to tell us about it?  Embrace the challenge and report back to Little Lake County to tell us which giant sundae reigns supreme!  Your reward is bragging rights and an extra five pounds (it’s just more of you to love).

Do you know of other competitors for the title of “Best Giant Sundae” in Lake County?  Can it go toe-to-toe with One for the Whole Carload! or The Kitchen Sink? Tell us about it in the comments.


About Loralie 199 Articles
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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