Friday, July 22, 2011

I Scream for Ice Cream

Rainbow Cones with my friend Lara
Ice Cream is of course THE favorite treat of summer. If you don't live in Chicago, you might not be aware of the ultimate in ice cream treats. The Rainbow Cone.

This delicious treat has been a Chicago favorite for nearly 85 years. This south side institution credits its growth to its location - near many old cemetaries. Families visiting the cemetaries on Sundays would stop by Rainbow Cone for a sweet treat. I have yet to visit the actual Rainbow Cone operation, but have been a fan purchasing it for the last several years when I've visited Taste of Chicago.

What makes the Rainbow Cone so special? It's layers! There are 5 flavors of ice cream nestled atop the cone:
  1. Chocolate
  2. Strawberry
  3. Vanilla (but not just any vanilla - this is Palmer House vanilla complete with cherries and walnuts)
  4. Pistachio
  5. Orange Sherbert
 For those of you that missed this treat at the Taste and don't want to head to the South Side, stop by their new retail location at southeast corner of State and Lake.

If you have yet to enjoy a Rainbow Cone, what's stopping you?!

1 comment:

  1. I didn't realize they had a new retail location. Good pic! You look like an animal when it's about to attack its prey.