Going out for ice cream is a pastime best suited to warmer months, like setting off fireworks or running away from home. Indulge in fair weather fun with this Groupon.
$5 for $10 Worth of Frozen Treats
All-natural ingredients form homemade Italian ice in up to 25 sweet and fruity flavors, such as lemon, mango, and peach ($2.50–$7.50), and wait staff scoop Bobtail ice cream and fat-free yogurt. Savory options also abound in the form of hearty sandwiches and hot dogs.
Anthony's Italian Ice
Time Out Chicago Kids raves about the strawberry lemonade flavor. Chicago magazine claims the "coconut tastes fresh from the tree." And Michael Mednick, owner and founder of Anthony's Italian Ice, knows exactly why. After a stint selling name-brand ices, an unsatisfied Mednick decided to test his Italian ice-making talents by tossing fresh fruits into an old ice-making machine. A series of trials, errors, and brain freezes finally led Mednick to the sweet spot he holds today: manning his own Southport store, where he churns out 25 decadent Italian ice flavors⎯such as lemon, mango, and peach⎯from scratch.
Though Italian ice is Anthony’s big draw, the shop also purveys smooth ice cream produced by fellow Chicago shop Bobtail, and offsets dessert appetites with Italian beef sandwiches, locally made soups, and Chicago-style hot dogs.