Flossmoor: Ice Cream Capital of the Southland

Indulge. It's National Ice Cream Month! See how much of the sweet treat your neighbors buy.

Correction, 1 p.m. on July 16: The original article incorretly swapped Homewood and Flossmoor's numbers. Appropriate changes have been made.

Ice cream is a summer favorite that many people enjoy, but who likes the sweet treat the most? 

In the south suburbs, no town buys more ice cream than Flossmoor, according to a recent report by Crain's Chicago Business. Residents in Robbins own the cone the least. 

Is ice cream a luxury treat, or does the town in which people buy it speak more to the quality of ice cream shops there? TELL US IN THE COMMENTS!

Southland Spending

Town Score Town Score Flossmoor 169 Orland Park (60462) 132 Olympia Fields  160 New Lenox  126 Lemont 154 Homewood 117 Orland Park (60467) 150 Oak Forest 115 Frankfort 149 Tinley Park (60477) 114

Palos Park

147 Evergreen Park 110 Mokena 141 Palos Hills 105 Palos Heights 137 Oak Lawn 102 Tinley Park (60487) 135 Chicago Heights 85

There's no shortage of ice cream shops that serve as local favorites in the Southland—just look at all of the . 

How often do you buy ice cream? What's your favorite? TELL US IN THE COMMENTS!

Anita July 16, 2012 at 01:54 PM
When I want a REAL treat I eat Mitchell's. When I want a HEALTHIER treat I eat Zarlengo's Italian Ice. When I want an ice cream bar or ice cream sandwich I take some home from Dairy Queen. I miss Tom's ice cream for dessert after dinner, tho.
Scotty40 July 16, 2012 at 02:17 PM
Hey Ryan- You may want to re-read the data... The link shows Flossmoor at 169, Homewood at 117.
DJ Morgan July 16, 2012 at 02:37 PM
Tom's apple pie with cinnamon ice cream was my favorite
Ryan Fitzpatrick (Editor) July 16, 2012 at 05:56 PM
Hey, Scorrty40. You're completely right. I'll notify the author and make the correction. Thanks for pointing this out!
Chris July 17, 2012 at 02:44 PM
Ryan -- Your link title (if copy/pasted to, e.g., Facebook) still says "Homewood"


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