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We All Scream For Ice Cream!

Thursday, June 29, 2017 5:00 PM by Amber Gibson

July is National Ice Cream Month and there are so many great ice cream shops in the city to indulge in – from the Original Rainbow Cone to Scooter's Frozen Custard and Bobtail. This summer, the city's top pastry chefs are upping their ice cream game too. Here are our favorite restaurant ice cream desserts.

Milkshakes are an indulge-worthy dessert any time of the year. Do you agree? Whether you’re a classic vanilla type, want all the fixings, or have some dietary restrictions, there’s a perfect milkshake for you in Chicago. Read on for our top picks for milkshakes in the city.

For so many Chicago families, it wouldn't be a celebration without a colorful, three-layer buttercream cake from Roeser's Bakery on North Avenue in Humboldt Park. In 1911, John Roeser Sr. opened the doors of his American dream: a bakery filled with sugary delights! Over 100 years later, the city's oldest family-owned retail bakery is still one Chicago's favorite places for a sweet treat.

'Tis the season for candy bars, gummies, and treats galore, but rather than fuel bad habits in the candy aisle at the convenience store, why not hit up one of these local spots for a gourmet candy fix? From housemade caramels to toffee-coated popcorn, here are five artisan candy makers in Chicago making their own unique "treats."

Cozy Up to Chicago's Best S'mores Desserts

Friday, July 24, 2015 12:00 AM by Matt Kirouac

'Tis the season for camping and fireside noshing, but since actual campfires can be hard to come by in city limits, restaurants are bringing the Americana pastime to you. Nothing captures edible outdoor nostalgia quite like a good s'more, something handily available at a number of restaurants in Chicago. And you don't even need to worry about bug spray!

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