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It’s Spring: Chicago’s Ice Cream Shop’s

Posted on: April 17th, 2018 by Miguel Molina

As the weather is getting warmer (despite the few snowy days that we have had this week), the wind breakers are being brought out of storage, the boots are being put back in your room, and you are ready for the spring weather! With all this wonderful weather we are having, it is time for all of us to grab an ice cream/gelato and appreciate it. For this special post, I will be taking you to some of the specialty ice cream shops that are easily accessible for Loyola students. So, sit back, and enjoy your ice cream before it melts away.


  • Lickity Split: You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream! Need a place to satisfy your sweet tooth? Head over to Lickity Split and treat yourself to some sundaes. Whether you want a frozen custard (with tasty toppings), concretes (thick and creamy goodness), or are looking for a shake or a malt; your up for some quality sweetness! This is a great place to hangout with your friends, a date, or by yourself! To look at what this place offers, check out their menu here:
  • Amorino: What’s more beautiful than a gelato flower with a topping of a crafted macaron? At this specialty gelato shop, you are able to create a delicate gelato rose with any of your favorite gelato combinations. You can choose your cone (or cup) and satisfy your craving. I would definitely recommend sampling their salted caramel (which is smooth and rich) and their tiramisu (strong, slightly bitter, and with a full flavor). You can sample as many flavors as your stomach craves before making your final decision. Regardless of what you choose, you will surely be satisfied!
  • Gordo’s Homemade Ice Cream Bars: Near Loyola’s Lakeshore Campus, on Granville Avenue, be prepared for a feast for your eyes at Gordo’s Homemade Ice Cream Bars. From classic flavors like vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry and unique flavors like avocado banana, hibiscus tea, or orange chili spice; this shop will fascinate you with their selections. You then pick a dip for your ice cream, toppings, and sprinkles. If ice cream bars are not your thing, the restaurant also offers a bunch of different coffee and tea options. To check out all their choices, be sure to see the menu here:


Still hungry and looking for more places to visit? Be sure to tune in April 24th as we go on our last stop on the red line and start to explore more at Howard. 

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