Cuisine Type: Soft-serve ice cream, Orange Julius
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 1–5
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Blizzard treat
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Pro Tip: We list about 20 Blizzard flavors on the menu, but we can make over 70. Ask for the full list!
What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
We can create customized ice cream cakes for any occasion. Our cake decorator, Terry, is very talented and can translate your vision into a beautiful cake design.
Are there any dishes on the menu you consider to be a hidden gem—not necessarily the most popular, but surprisingly delicious?
The S'More Galore is a Royal Treat that's been around for a while, but no longer appears on the regular menu. It's made in a parfait cup and topped with our dark, rich Cocoa Fudge, marshmallow topping and crushed graham cracker.It's one of the owner's personal favorites.
In your own words, how would you describe your menu?
Dairy Queen of Glen Ellyn is a classic ice cream shop with the full menu of Blizzards, cones and cups with the curl on top, sundaes, shakes/malts and Royal Treats like the Banana Split and Brownie Earthquake. We also carry the Orange Julius line of Premium Fruit Smoothies and Original Julius Fruit Drinks, and a compliment of hot Iron Grilled sandwiches and hot dogs.
SkinnySweet Frozen Yogurt's owners set out to create an inviting place where people could get their sweet-tooth fix with healthy desserts. Unlike many frozen desserts, SkinnySweet's real liquid frozen yogurt contains calcium, potassium, probiotics, and live and active cultures, which promote digestive health and lower cholesterol. With the exception of one flavor, CookiesNCream, SkinnySweet's yogurt contains no high-fructose corn syrup. Complementing its healthy ingredients, the yogurt comes in 14 rotating flavors offered daily in nonfat, low-fat, tart, greek, no-sugar-added, and nondairy-sorbet varieties. Once customers have created their own frozen-yogurt base, they can finish off their creations with more than 60 toppings such as fresh strawberries, granola, brownie chunks, and caramel sauce.
With more than 700 locations, Jamba Juice proves to the masses that nutrition can be speedy and delicious. Since the beginning, the company’s product philosophy has revolved around choosing whole fruits and other natural ingredients over artificial flavorings, sweeteners, and preservatives. The menu is completely free of high-fructose corn syrup and trans fats, and it offers additional accommodations for vegan and gluten-free diets.
This naturalistic approach is fully realized in Jamba Juice's selection of smoothies. Made with 100% fruit juice, sherbet, and frozen yogurt, the frosty delights range from all-fruit smoothies such as peach perfection and strawberry whirl to more indulgent creamy treats, including peanut butter moo'd, an enticing blend of peanut butter, bananas, nonfat vanilla frozen yogurt, and milk chocolate.
For those with heartier appetites, steel-cut oats steep in soymilk before being enhanced with toppings such as apples, cinnamon, and brown-sugar crumble. The lunch hour presents protein-packed mini wraps, toasted bistro sandwiches and artesian flatbreads that pack only about 320–420 calories each.
Before they were moms with six children between them, Simply Homemade owners Cindy and Stephanie were food-industry professionals, studying nutrition and food-product development. Now, they've combined both experiences to create a company that supplies healthy, handcrafted meals to busy families. Working off of a monthly menu of 22 entrees, the duo whips up mouthwatering pastas, burgers, and kebabs chock-full of whole grains, hand-trimmed chicken, and natural beef from Heartland Meats. Then, they either preassemble meals for customers to pick up or set up ingredients for customers to assemble themselves onsite. The latter option, which takes about two hours, makes it easier for customers to tailor dinners to a child's love of mushrooms or a dog's disdain for cilantro.
Serene Teaz’s herbal outfitters dress up waiting cups in international teas, rooibos, infusions, and matés. Toast sunrise over a breakfast campfire with a mug of smoky lapsang souchong black tea ($10 for 4 oz.) or train crosshairs at midafternoon fatigue with a restorative shot of gunpowder green tea ($10.50 for 4 oz.). Steeped like tea, South African rooibos transforms into a drinkable dessert when paired with fruit or chocolate. One of Serene Teaz’s most popular rooibos brew, Sweet Sin ($10 for 4 oz.) sifts together vanilla, rose petals, and freeze-dried raspberries to elicit a decadent aroma capable of transporting drinkers toward serene moments or back to their days as a chocolate-rabbit breeder. Herbal infusions dance across nose buds with scents blended from fruits, herbs, and flowers such as hibiscus ($10 for 4 oz.) and peppermint ($9 for 4 oz.).
In 1997, friends Dena Tripp and Debra Shwetz set out to create a luscious, melt-in-your-mouth bundt cake. What began as an endeavor in their own home kitchens soon blossomed into a bustling business with bakeries in 14 states. Rich cocoa browns and soft pastels lend a nostalgic feel to each bakery, where every day lava-powered ovens warm up batter made from fresh eggs, real butter, and cream cheese. Flavors such as chocolate chocolate chip, pecan praline, and white-chocolate raspberry remain constants on the menu, and a new flavor makes a guest appearance each month. Cakes come in several sizes, from the standard 8- or 10-inch bundt to the single-serving bundtlet and the bite-size bundtini, all frosted with a signature blend of cream cheese and butter.
Each Nothing Bundt Cakes location also houses its own stock of gifts. Patrons may come across the brightly hued handle of a confetti cake knife or opt to take home an old-fashioned tin, perfect for stowing coffee and imprisoning gingerbread men who have tried to run away. Contact the location of your choice for gift pricing and availability.