Summer in Chicago has arrived, and there are few better ways to beat the heat than seeking out towering scoops from the best ice cream shops in the city. Whether you're an ice cream purist or want to experiment with funky new flavors, you'll find top-notch ice cream options scattered throughout the whole city—from Chicago attractions like Navy Pier to homey neighborhood joints. For a novelty experience, opt for treats like the highly Instagrammable gold foil-wrapped soft serve cone at Kurimu or grassy olive oil gelato at Black Dog. For something a little more classic, grab a cup of hand-churned Bronzeville vanilla ice cream from Shawn Michelle's or the iconic Chicago Original Rainbow Cone piled high with five satisfying flavors. Whatever you're craving, the best ice cream shops in Chicago are here to whisk you into sugary, summery bliss.
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