VOTE: Who Serves the Best Ice Cream in the Southland?

Don't miss the opportunity to vote for what you feel is the BEST ice cream parlor in your community or a surrounding town. There are plenty of options in our poll! That's for sure.

Whether in the form of a cone, cup, sundae or float, everyone loves ice cream.

The icy cold treat is especially popular during the summer months, providing a temporary relief from what can sometimes be scorching temperatures. It's a reward for good behavior, a treat following a relaxing meal or an annual stop along the local parade route.

So we want to know—What's your preferred spot in the Southland is to indulge? There's no doubt that we have a repertoire of deliciously sweet options in Orland Park, , Oak ForestPalosChicago HeightsHomewood-FlossmoorEvergreen ParkOak LawnFrankfortNew Lenox and Mokena

Does your favorite ice cream parlor specialize in variety? Let you make your own flavors? Have the best frozen custard? It's all yummy so we want to know what makes it THE BEST.

VOTE: Readers nominated the options below either in the original article or on Facebook. To cast your vote, select an option in the poll at the bottom of the article. Also make sure to tell us why you picked your favorite in the comments.

Polls will remain open through Aug. 17.

To vote, you must be logged in to your free Patch account. Don't have one? Click "Join" in the upper right corner. The winner will be determined by poll votes only, not reviews or comments. 


Click on the name of a ice cream shop below for more information or to write a review.

Where is your favorite place to get ice cream in the Southland? Tell us in the comments.

Lisa Gries August 16, 2012 at 01:54 PM
Plush Horse is now in Tinley Park, not the same atmosphere, but yummy taste and choices.
Mom August 17, 2012 at 02:50 PM
OM GOSH I totally agree! Been around FOREVER!
Rachel g August 17, 2012 at 03:19 PM
Premos gets my vote:) i love the swirl with a chocolate dip
Pro Con August 17, 2012 at 05:51 PM
RAINBOW CONE!!!! on Western Ave. RAINBOW CONE!!!!
Candi August 17, 2012 at 09:06 PM
There is no beating Zarlingo's. Name a flavor and they have it. The Chocolate Italian ice is soooooo good. Of course, the gelato is great too.


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