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Ice Cream Bar

We are looking for an ice cream bar for our wedding in downtown Chicago. Any ideas on where we can get fantastic (not Cold Stone or B and J) ice cream. I would LOVE something indigenous to the Chicago area. Thanks!!!

Re: Ice Cream Bar

  • amelia1123amelia1123 member
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    edited December 2011
    I grew up eating Homers Ice Cream, it's really good! I believe they make their own ice cream and have a location in Wilmette. I think they have some other suburban locations as well.


  • hz80408hz80408 member
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    edited December 2011
    We love Bobtail ice cream!!

    Are you planning on kind of DIYing this?  Buying 3 gallons of ice cream (or whatever size) and then setting up toppings yourself?
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    edited December 2011
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  • Golfer09Golfer09 member
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    edited December 2011
    I looked into Paciugo gelato (they have two locations in the area).  Alas it didn't make it into our wedding - we opted for D'agostino's pizza for a late night snack instead!.  Paciugo's prciing was pretty reasonable if I recall...
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  • Tink0224Tink0224 member
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    edited December 2011
    We are also considering having an ice cream sundae bar at our wedding too - I'm curious to see if other people have done this and how much it cost.
  • edited December 2011
    I think Oberweis is a local company and their ice cream is delicious! 
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/local-wedding-boards_illinois-chicago_ice-cream-bar?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Local Wedding BoardsForum:72Discussion:f9be3a61-8b12-406a-96ba-48ff66940478Post:f12fa13c-05f6-4898-a401-cff9f33d599e">Re: Ice Cream Bar</a>:
    [QUOTE]I think Oberweis is a local company and their ice cream is delicious! 
    Posted by motogrl13[/QUOTE]

    This!  I know that they will do catering.  Our guests LOVED it!  Or try Capannari's - we had this catered in for work - it was sooo yummy!
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