The 7 Best Places To Get Gelato Outside Of Italy Are In Illinois And They’re Amazing

You’re about to have a new favorite dairy treat. Instead of your typical ice cream stand, check out one of these seven epic gelato cafes in Illinois. Most are located in the northeast region of the state, but they’re totally worth the trip.

Gelato is similar to ice cream but is more milk than cream based. It also contains no egg yolks (typical in ice cream) and is slowly churned to let in less air for a denser texture. Sound good? Scroll on for the best places in Illinois to try some.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

For more things to look forward to this spring, check out the 11 best attractions in Illinois for warmer weather.

What other gelato cafes do you enjoy visiting? Share your favorite spots with us in the comments below!