Sweet Treats in the Southland: Where's Your Favorite Ice Cream Spot?

Don't miss the opportunity to nominate what you feel is the BEST ice cream parlor in your community or a surrounding town. It'll face off against others from the area for the title of the most-loved ice cream spot in the Southland. Yum!

Thanks for participating in Patch's Readers' Choice! Our nomination period is now over. Check back July 23, when live voting for your favorites begins!


Whether in the form of a cone, cup, sundae or float, everyone loves ice cream.

The icy cold treat is especially popular during the summer months, providing a temporary relief from what can sometimes be scorching temperatures. It's a reward for good behavior, a treat following a relaxing meal or an annual stop along the local parade route.

So we want to know—What's your preferred spot in the Southland is to indulge? There's no doubt that we have a repertoire of deliciously sweet options in Orland Park, , Oak Forest, Palos, Chicago HeightsHomewood-Flossmoor, Evergreen Park, Oak Lawn, Frankfort, New Lenox and Mokena

Does your favorite ice cream parlor specialize in variety? Let you make your own flavors? Have the best frozen custard? It's all yummy so we want to know what makes it THE BEST.

Nominate your favorite ice cream hotspot by telling us in the comments. Here are a few suggestions; however, they STILL NEED TO BE NOMINATED to be included in the poll! As parlors, restaurants or shops are nominated, they'll be added to the list and bolded.

  •  in Palos Park
  •  in Tinley Park
  •  in Orland Park
  • in Chicago Heights

We will accept nominations through July 9.

Where is your favorite place to get ice cream in the Southland? Tell us in the comments.

Diana July 09, 2012 at 03:13 PM
Boy..I'm gonna have to make the trip to Chicago Heights to try this place...never even heard the name before this survey so it will be my first time...what's their 'claim to fame' flavor that I should order as a newbie?
South side Native July 09, 2012 at 03:55 PM
Plush horse...
babyboomer July 09, 2012 at 03:56 PM
Zarlenga's is on Joe Orr Road & Ashland, just east of Marian Catholic HS. Try the Arctic Blast(I think that's what its called) a combo of anyflavor Italian ice and soft serve ice cream. Guaranteed to give you brain freeze, LOL!!
babyboomer July 09, 2012 at 03:59 PM
Forget Dairy Queen in Homewood, their portions get smaller every year and their prices go up!!
Sara July 09, 2012 at 06:03 PM
Plush horse, hands down!


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