Cool Off With Ice Cream in Oak Park

Woman's hand holding ice cream in a waffle cone.

It has felt like the longest winter ever, but it looks like the temperatures are going to continue warming up. That means only one thing: we can finally start enjoying ice cream! There are quite a few amazing frozen treat shops just a short drive from Oak Park Place Apartments. Some are even close enough to walk to! Go ahead and add these great places with ice cream in Oak Park to your summer bucket list so you can start checking them off.

Petersen’s Ice Cream

Named after the Danish immigrant who opened the original ice cream shop over 90 years ago, Petersen’s Ice Cream still uses the original recipe with 18% butterfat and fine ingredients. In addition to classic flavors like chocolate and strawberry, there are several varieties of vanilla: New York vanilla, vanilla bean, and a regular vanilla that’s so good it has won blue ribbons at the state fair. You should also try the pistachio and cappuccino flavors.

The Brown Cow

The Brown Cow Ice Cream Parlor has been serving homemade ice cream and root beer, as well as other desserts and locally roasted gourmet coffee since 2004. Choose from 26 flavors to put in a freshly made waffle cone, an old fashioned milkshake, or a sundae. Don’t forget about the pies, cakes, and even ice cream sandwiches!

If you have a special occasion to celebrate, make sure you order a cake from The Brown Cow. You can’t go wrong with the carrot cake or a chocolate hazelnut crêpe cake. An apple, pecan, or key lime pie is the perfect dessert to serve guests at your next game night.


Oberweiss claims to have the best tasting ice cream in the world, so you’ll just have to try it yourself and see. They have some pretty tasty flavors to choose from like cookie dough peanut butter, chocolate marshmallow, and cherry pie. They also have fruity sorbets and a few flavors with no sugar added. The smoothies and shakes are really convenient if you need a treat you can take in the car. A frozen latte is perfect when you need a jolt of caffeine.

Our apartments in Oak Park are conveniently located near lots of restaurants, shops, and entertainment. You’re also just a short drive or metro ride from downtown Chicago.

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