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Sweet Treats

Sweet Treats

Ice Cream Shops in Downstate Illinois

If you’re looking for a delicious frozen treat to help you cool off, Downstate Illinois has the solution for you! There are dozens of unique, tasty ice cream shops throughout our 21 counties stretching across southern Illinois.

The Arctic Cow

Centralia, Illinois
Premium locally made hard-dipped ice cream in southern Illinois....more!

Bianco's Ice Cream

Du Quoin, Illinois
Bianco's is a family-owned ice cream and coffee shop in historic downtown DuQuoin, Illinois....more!

The Big Dipper

Casey, Illinois
The Big Dipper is a family owned and operated ice cream shop in Casey, IL. ...more!

The Big Dipper Ice Cream Shop

Greenville, Illinois
Beat the summer heat at Greenville's locally-owned, hand dipped ice cream shop, The Big Dipper!...more!

C-Town Twist

Centralia, Illinois
Soft Serve Ice Cream Stand  ...more!

Caroline's Cafe

Oblong, Illinois
Caroline's Cafe is located inside Harmon's Pharmacy in Oblong....more!

Chilly Willy's Ice Creams

Olney, Illinois
Make Chilly Willy's Ice Creams your stop for delicious food in Olney, IL. Chilly Willy's offers more than j...more!

City Scoops Creamery

Highland, Illinois
City Scoops Creamery is a family-owned micro-creamery offering super-premium ice cream and dairy-free sorbets. Our ...more!

Coffee + Creams

Toledo, Illinois
Join us on the square in Toledo for coffee, specialty drinks, ice cream, food and more!...more!

Crystal's Country Cream

Mount Erie, Illinois
Ice Cream fun for the whole family!...more!

Dairy Dee - Ramsey

Ramsey, Illinois
Dairy Dee is an ice cream shop located in Ramsey, IL. ...more!

Dairy Dee - Sumner

Sumner, Illinois
Stop by Dairy Dee in Sumner, IL during the Spring and Summer to taste their Seven Daily Soft Serve Flavors. Every d...more!

Dairy Haven

Caseyville, Illinois
Famous for their Ice Cream and homemade Orange Sherbert. CASH ONLY....more!

Dairy King - Breese

Breese, Illinois

Dairy King - Trenton

Trenton, Illinois

Dairy Mart

Salem, Illinois
Walk-up ice cream shop in Salem, IL serving soft serve, hand dipped, and specialty ice cream flavors. ...more!

Fat Dad's Ice Cream Shop

Louisville, Illinois
Fat Dad's is an ice cream shop that was started in 2011, offering delicious sweet treats and a small menu of ho...more!

The Freeze

Newton, Illinois
Delicious food everyone will enjoy!...more!

Gilligan's Cafe & Creamery

Chester, Illinois
An eatery in Chester, IL, with a full food menu, hand scooped ice cream & baked items....more!

Happy Days Ice Cream Shop

Millstadt, Illinois
Happy Days Ice Cream Shop has been serving the community of Millstadt for over 25 years....more!

Higginson Farms Mercantile

Carmi, Illinois
 Offering farm to table meats, baked goods, ice cream, shakes, local goods right in the heart of Carmi, Illino...more!

I Scream U Scream

O'Fallon, Illinois
I Scream U Scream WE ALL SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM! The best REAL ice cream place in town to grab some delicious ice cre...more!

Ice Cream Heaven

Belleville, Illinois
Ice cream that is so good you will feel as if you are in Heaven!...more!

Ice Cream Korner

Iuka, Illinois
The Ice Cream Korner offers soft serve ice cream, sundaes, shakes, and more!...more!

Kurly Q

Paris, Illinois
Kurly Q is located on West Jasper Street in Paris, Illinois. Founded in 1976, Kurly Q has been an icon in the Paris...more!

Lawrenceville Drive In

Lawrenceville, Illinois
Home of the Original Pizza Burger and Wrangler Burger....more!

Marie's Ice Cream Shoppe

Columbia, Illinois
Marie's Ice Cream Shoppe is ready to sweeten your day during your next adventure in Downstate Illinois. Try the...more!

Oh Sugar, Ice & Cream

Waterloo, Illinois
Oh Sugar! Ice & Cream proudly offers Chocolate Shoppe scooped ice cream and Tropical Sno Shaved Ice....more!

Pie Hard Pizza & Custard Co.

Waterloo, Illinois

Rolled Wright Creamery

Paris, Illinois
Rolled ice cream is our specialty!...more!

Sin City Cafe

Beckemeyer, Illinois
Sin City Cafe is located in Beckemeyer, IL and has ice cream, coffee, and more....more!

Sling N Scoops

Red Bud, Illinois
Sling N’ Scoops serves hand-dipped artisan ice cream in a multitude of flavors including Brownie Batter Chunk...more!

Sweet Cravings

Fairview Heights, Illinois
Sweet Cravings in Fairview Heights, IL offers premium homemade ice cream, gourmet popcorn, Italian ice, and more....more!


Wayne City, Illinois
Sweeties is an ice cream shop located in Wayne City, IL. Check their Facebook for their seasonal hours....more!

TC's Treats

Fairview Heights, Illinois
Opening in May 2023, TC's Treats is a hand crafted Philly style water ice and homemade ice cream shop. ...more!

The Sweet Creamery

Belleville, Illinois
Our store designed to make our customers happy, we have floral wall, swing, and pick angels wings for the gram. Our...more!

Walton's Ice Cream

Smithton, Illinois

We Li Kit Farmstand

Paris, Illinois
Homemade hard ice cream with all ingredients mixed in by hand. Seasonal flavors and sundaes....more!

White Cottage

Belleville, Illinois
White Cottage is a family-owned ice cream shop and restaurant. ...more!

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