Bridgeport's waffle cones are waffle-scented. Deep chocolate cones with candies hold ice cream (though our preference is for the darker variety).

10. Scoops

La Michoacana Premium is Chicago's top paletera. Blackberry, kiwi-strawberry, and creamy pistachio paletas are in the display case.

9. La Michoacana Premium

The Freeze (previously Tastee Freez) once had dozens of outlets in Chicago, but you can still locate one in Logan Square.

8. The Freeze

Jessica Oloroso served gelato to chefs and markets before opening her store. Lemon ginger toasted marshmallow and goat cheese cashew caramel gelato.

7. Black Dog Gelato

Kurimu's soft serve features Okayama peach, taro, and matcha (you can even order it wrapped in gold or silver foil).

6. Kurimu

Nostalgia-seekers frequent this cafe and ice cream parlour. Since 1921, silver plates, doilies, and chocolate and caramel sauces are nostalgic.

5. Margie’s Candies

Skip Scooter's hot dogs, Italian ice, and anything without custard. Vanilla or chocolate for purists.

4. Scooter’s Frozen Custard

Dana Cree founded Pretty Cool Ice Cream in Logan Square after remembering waiting for the ice cream truck.

3. Pretty Cool Ice Cream

Yahya and Nataki Muhammad's Bronzeville scoop shop serves Jamaican rum raisin, honey cinnamon graham cracker, and strawberry supreme.

2. Shawn Michelle’s Homemade Ice Cream

Busy South Side ice cream business. Rainbow Cone has strawberry, Palmer House (vanilla with cherries and walnuts), pistachio, and orange sherbet.

1. Original Rainbow Cone

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