Top 5 dessert destinations in Chicago you must try

If you didn’t know already, Chicago is one of the food capitals in the country. And when it comes down to dessert, we bring it to a whole ‘nother level. From ice cream experiences to puffy waffles cones, we’ve got you covered.


1. Museum of Ice Cream – Chicago

Located at 435 Michigan Ave. Suite G, Chicago, IL 60611

Operating hours: Mon, Wed-Fri 11 am -7 pm Sat 9:30 am – 7 pm Sun 9:30 am – 7:30 pm

Museum of Ice Cream – Chicago is the franchises’ fourth location and made its grand debut on July 16, 2022. The frozen treat experience includes ice cream themes throughout the museum, a dessert/cocktail bar, and a pool of sprinkles. Yes, a pool of SPRINKLES (non-edible of course). If you love ice cream then this is just the place for your sweet heart to taste different forms of the delectable dessert and make sure you try the ice cream hot dog!

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2. Intoxicakes

Located in the Sundae Shop at 931 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago IL

Visit website for operating hour details

I don’t know about you but drinks and desserts are my favorite combination. Intoxicakes is a Black-owned dessert destination that you can find in Lake View inside of the Sundae Shop. Offering everything from intoxicated brownies to cupcakes, you can’t help but indulge in the deliciousness. Now this dessert business is a catering service but they do order pick-ups on Saturdays. Visit their website for more details.

3. Drip Dessert Lounge

Located at 851 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL

Operating hours: Sun, Tues & Wed 3 – 10 pm Thurs 3 – 11 pm, Fri & Sat 3 – midnight

New to the Lake View area, Drip brings the sauce when it comes to dessert. Specializing in their fondue dips and fun palette of dessert bases, you will get a cool experience by personalizing your treat. From chimney cones to a deconstructed sundae, make sure you try their housemade flavors and creations. For more of their menu, follow @dripdessert on Instagram.



Located at 2951 N. Broadway Ave., Chicago, IL 60657

Operating hours: Mon – Thurs 4 – 11 pm , Fri & Sat 4 – midnight, Sun 4 – 10 pm

Hey there sexy, I mean, ice cream! Although CRMD is a family-friendly ice cream shop in Lake View East, you can’t help but notice the fun wordplay within their atmosphere. Try their colorful flavors of ice cream like Black Vanilla and Fruity Bites. And don’t forget the cone! Ask for a puffle. You’ll thank me later. #GetCrmd #Lickitrealgood

5. Kilwins

Located at 5226 S. Harper Ave., Chicago, IL 60615

Operating hours: Daily 2 – 9 pm

This fudge and ice cream shop has made quite the comeback for a legendary ice cream name here in Chicago with Black mother-daughter duo, Jackie and Janel Jackson. As a Black-owned franchise, Kilwins Hyde Park has been bringing ice cream and culture back to the neighborhood. You will find everything from fudge-covered cookies to homemade ice cream flavors. Grab a scoop when you’re in the neighborhood and leave with a smile!