Illinois April 29, 2017
This Mouthwatering Ice Cream Trail In Illinois Is All You’ve Ever Dreamed Of And More
Illinois has some amazing ice cream stands, and this handy map will help you find six of the best from our friends on the south side. From soft serve to hand-dipped, you’ll catch all your favorite desserts and much more.
Grab your keys and get ready for a sugar rush that’ll have you bouncing across the state. You can get specific Google Map instructions
This ice cream binge clocks in at just over two hours of drive time, which is perfect for a "sundae" drive.
1. Pizza and Cream - 400 S. Poplar Centralia, Illinois
That's right, this place does pizza and ice cream. You get the best of both worlds and get to choose from just as many ice cream flavors as pizza ones.
2. The Custard Stand - 101 S Park St Sesser, Illinois
This roadside shop opened in 1949 and employs local high school students. They serve lunch and dinner and are open late, so you can get your favorite sundae anytime.
3. Ye Old Country Store ~Ice~ Cream / Fudge Shoppe - 218 E Main St Du Quoin, Illinois
This shop looks like it's from the 1940s, but it actually opened in 2008. Regardless, you'll find 36 flavors of hand-dipped ice cream at this family owned store - and don't forget to try their famous fudge.
4. American Ice Cream Truck - 633 E Main St Carbondale, Illinois
Stocked with classic, Blue Bunny treats, this truck can be booked for special events like holidays and birthdays. Otherwise, you'll find the locally-owned, old-fashioned truck serving children of all ages in town.
5. Cool Spoons - 695 N Giant City Rd Carbondale, Illinois
This well-loved store opened in 2012 and serves 18 flavors of frozen yogurt and custard. You also get over 150 toppings to choose from.
6. Mr. Koolz Frozen Yogurt And More - 2402 Williamson County Pkwy Marion, Illinois
This stand sells 18 flavors of frozen yogurt, custard, and ice cream on which you can put over 75 toppings. Offering more than just ice cream, you can also get fried pies, bubble tea, and shakes here.
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What’s your favorite local ice cream stand? Tell us all about it in the comments below!