Sweet Pea's Ice Cream

Highwood

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In a Nutshell

  • Dozens of Kosher flavors
  • Chocolate frozen bananas
  • Milkshakes & malts
  • Super-premium ice cream

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Promotional value expires Aug 22, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Must use in 1 visit, no cash back. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

A master salesman must be able to sell ice cream to an Eskimo—a notoriously difficult task, as Eskimo tend to prefer penguin-crafted sherbet imported directly from Antarctica. Defy Inuit intuition and sample a frozen treat with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of ice cream and more at Sweet Pea's Ice Cream, located in Highwood.

Serving ice cream from the award-winning Chocolate Shoppe dairy in Madison, Sweet Pea's Ice Cream digs out dollops of rich delights in a nostalgic parlor setting that recalls the golden age of cool creamy indulgence. Icemen cometh to choose from dozens of choice flavors, filling cones and cups with old faithfuls, chocolate and vanilla, as well as creative concoctions, including Mint Avalanche and Door County Cherry ($3.13 for a single scoop; $4.96 for a pint). A Sweet Pea's trademark treat, the dark chocolate-covered frozen banana ($3) covers its fruity base in a decadent outer coating. The parlor also pours liquid leche delicacies in the form of milkshakes ($5.56), brown cows, and sodas. In tribute to the old-fashioned ice-cream joints of yore, Sweet Pea's plays classic movies and television, blasts big band and rock 'n' roll jams, and broadcasts Soviet astro-scientists angrily shouting Buddy Holly songs.

Reviews

Three Yahoo! Travelers give Sweet Pea's Ice Cream a 4.5-star average, and 76% of Urbanspooners like it:

  • A little out of the way, but worth the trip. Great end to a weekend drive. – jim, Urbanspoon

Sweet Pea’s Ice Cream

While patrons sit with their cone or banana split, Gene Kelly dances across TV screens and the stereo crackles with big band swing, but this isn't a scene plucked from a Norman Rockwell painting. Sweet Pea's Ice Cream does its best to re-create the feel of an old-fashioned ice cream parlor. Even the image of Sweet Pea herself is sure to remind visitors of dimple-cheeked Shirley Temple. She's actually the owners' daughter, but her persona talks up the shop's chilly treats, from ice cream churned at a family-owned dairy in Wisconsin to the menu's signature dessert, chocolate-covered frozen bananas. Familiar flavors such as chocolate are served alongside more exotic tastes such as Door County Cherry or Mint Avalanche. Even the hand-dipped bananas come in a variety, such as dark chocolate and peanut butter—a combo bound to send Elvis impersonators into a frenzy.

Customer Reviews

141 Ratings

Best Ice Cream anywhere- great flavors, huge portions, friendly service and charming retro ambiance.
Susan M. · 13 hours ago
The store itself looks a little dumpy but the ice cream is really good.
Kendall C. · September 24, 2016
A little pricey but wonderful creamy ice cream
Eric S. · September 13, 2016
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    Highwood

    764 Sheridan Rd.

    Highwood, Illinois 60037

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