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Lickity Split

Ice Cream Shop and Candy Store$$$$
Edgewater, Chicago
64 Tips and reviews
  • cupcakes
  • ice cream
  • cake
  • lively
  • family-friendly
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  • Chicago Tribune
    Chicago TribuneFebruary 18, 2015
    The shop aims its crosshairs at our retro-aesthetic pleasure center and hits the bullseye, with offerings like Bing Crosberry—custard mixed with raspberries, cherries, cheesecake and graham crackers. Read more
  • Liz J.
    Liz JonesJune 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try a Crazy Cake concrete -- a whole cupcake blended with frozen custard; Scarlett's Last Fall is also amazing - red velvet cupcake, custard, raspberries and marshmallow, w/ whipped cream and a cherry
  • David B.
    Peanut Butter Blowout Concrete!!! YES! Chocolate & Vanilla always available. Third (and sometimes fourth!) flavor rotates every few weeks. Love their custard! Candies and chocolates are good, too! 😁
  • laura h.
    laura honeycuttMay 4, 2014
    Not just ice cream - they have homemade candies, cupcakes and cookies. The crazy cake concrete with vanilla custard and red velvet cupcake is heaven!
  • Ryan N.
    Ryan NashNovember 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    First time coming here in a while but came in with my boyfriend for some ice cream before a movie date and they had live music. Great acoustic guitar. Going to happen on Fridays I think. Check it out!
  • Irem U.
    Irem UnluJuly 12, 2016
    The place is decorated so well and the ice cream and sweets are so good! This place is a must! My favorite is the banana split!
  • Jessica R.
    Jessica ReynoldsJune 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Crazy Cake with chocolate custard and a Red Velvet cupcake... or any other of the dozens of combinations. Make sure they add the sprinkles!
  • Chris S.
    Chris SteeleAugust 22, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    On a muggy summer evening, grab a peanut butter blowout concrete mixer and nurse your sugar buzz on one of the lovely benches outside.
  • Stephanie M.
    Stephanie MattosDecember 25, 2013
    Forget what you heard about custard on the other side of the pond, this frozen custard's where it's at. We're givin' you a run for your money, England.
  • Ben L.
    Ben LippertJune 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Peanut butter and chocolate lovers, look no further than the Peanut Butter Blowout.
  • Cheryl B.
    Cheryl BooherMarch 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Very friendly staff! We were there on a Friday night and they had live music. It was fun and cute!
  • Anthony C.
    Anthony CastroAugust 29, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Get their Crazy Cake Concrete made with vanilla custard and a red velvet cupcake!! Best treat in the house!!
  • Megan
    MeganApril 6, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great custard-only complaint is there isn't enough toppings in their concretes...even when you ask for extra
  • Fernando C.
    Fernando CovasAugust 18, 2014
    Awesome and classic ice cream parlor. Traditional flavors served up in a cool atmosphere.
  • Time Out Chicago Kids
    Lickity Split Frozen Custard & Sweets is nominated for Best Ice Cream Shop in our Hipsqueak Awards, vote now at!
  • Phani K.
    Phani KanthApril 9, 2016
    Crazy cake... Red velvet cake with vanilla cake.. I give 10 out of 10 to it.
  • Shannon B.
    Shannon B.August 17, 2013
    The Crazy Cake Concrete has a CUPCAKE blended INSIDE of it!
  • Melissa S.
    Melissa SandsJune 22, 2013
    Great "penny" candies and the custard is amazing. Such a treat!
  • Melita D.
    Melita DautovicJuly 13, 2016
    A scoop of vanilla with Nutella and Kit Kat is to die for.
  • Amanda P.
    Amanda PerezSeptember 14, 2015
    Delicious desserts! The drumstick concrete is amazing!!
  • Jessica M.
    It's an ice cream and candy store, just about everything is good here!
  • Declan H.
    Declan HealeyFebruary 14, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Lemon cupcake + vanilla custard crazy cake is amaaaazing
  • Kyle c.
    Kyle carlsonAugust 4, 2011
    Super friendly, family owned with delicious deserts. Turtle is yummm.
  • Tricha
    TrichaJuly 2, 2012
    Delish! Custard & old timey candy. I had the sour power ;p
  • Nuri P.
    Nuri PazolFebruary 25, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Everything is wonderful.
  • My-Phuong L.
    My-Phuong LySeptember 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Everything! Especially the concretes!!
  • Steve S.
    Steve ScudderJuly 13, 2012
    It took awhile to find passable ice cream in Chicago but THIS place did the trick!
  • Mark M.
    Mark MoskovitzNovember 10, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    The maple custard is amazing!
  • William O.
    William OngenaeSeptember 2, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Crazy Cake Concrete is awesome. Red Velvet all the way.
  • Little Fawn P.
    Little Fawn ProvostAugust 4, 2013
    Omg!! Worth the wait :) a must bee place
  • Greg M.
    Greg MarquezSeptember 2, 2011
    Screw the more cow bell! I need more frozen custard! Mmmm and this place has the good stuff!!!!
  • Patti C.
    Patti CorbittApril 19, 2015
  • Bob K.
    Bob KerstingMay 26, 2014
    The line should be serviced like potbelly. Order then pickup and check out at the same time.
  • Mark M.
    Mark MoskovitzMay 16, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Custard! Always try the flavor of the month.
  • Andrew B.
    Andrew BuchananSeptember 7, 2014
    Peanut butter yum!!! This concrete is soooo good.
  • Joshua H.
    Joshua HernandezOctober 15, 2011
    They also have Squirrel Nut Zippers and Pear flavored Jelly Bellies
  • Bleu C.
    Bleu CaldwellAugust 21, 2011
    The Peanut Butter Blowout is amazing!
  • Kelly O.
    Kelly OhOctober 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Pumpkin Pie Concrete! ♥
  • Khadija B.
    Khadija BrewingtonJune 8, 2013
    The Vegan raspberry cupcake is delicious
  • Brandon M.
    Brandon MartsDecember 6, 2014
    Everything it is amazing
  • Paul B.
    Paul BrooksApril 3, 2012
    I like the Death by Chocolate cupcake. And you should too!
  • Joanna F.
    Joanna FrigoJuly 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask for a sample of the ice cream of the week.
  • Anthony C.
    Anthony CarterAugust 13, 2014
    The Rootbeer Float is amazing!
  • 17, 2012
    Was asked if I wanted butterscotch from the pump or chips ... who in his or her right mind gets chips?!?
  • LaTosha J.
    LaTosha JohnsonMarch 24, 2013
    Get the Tasty Turtle sundae :)
  • Sean A.
    Sean AdamsMarch 7, 2012
    Vote for them as the best new sweet shop
  • Little Fawn P.
    Little Fawn ProvostAugust 4, 2013
    The bing Crosby is simply Heaven
  • Jeiran H.
    Jeiran HasanNovember 23, 2015
    Mmmmm, delicious custard!
  • Mike G.
    Mike GibsonAugust 11, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The blueberry custard is berry good.
  • Victoria E.
    Victoria ElleAugust 1, 2015
    Customizable custard floats!
  • Sonja R.
    Sonja RamosJuly 16, 2013
    Awesome Nutella Cupcake!
  • Duke
    DukeJuly 28, 2015
    Get the Cupcake Concrete!
  • Fred S.
    Fred SalchliJune 5, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    All good except for very long lines.
  • Jessica M.
    Banana split is delicious!
  • John M.
    John MichaelJuly 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the crazy cake. It's like nothing you've ever had!
  • Erik D.
    Erik DidriksenNovember 19, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Ken and Luke are great!
  • Anthony M.
    Anthony McGlaunApril 18, 2012
    Awesome dessert!!!
  • Greg M.
    Greg MarquezMay 9, 2012
  • KaCee H.
    KaCee HudsonDecember 21, 2011
    The holiday concrete is AWESOMEEEEE!
  • Michele H.
    Michele HartJune 22, 2013
    Malt was tasteless and the consistency of chocolate milk. Sooooooo disappointed.
  • Adam Scott S.
    Adam Scott SmithApril 21, 2015
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  • Daisy S.
    Daisy SalchliMay 10, 2013
    Crazy cake!!!!!!!!
  • Chris S.
    Chris SJuly 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Try it i dare you!
  • Ruby M.
    Ruby MasseyMay 26, 2012
    The shakes are AMAZING!!! ⚡
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