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The Brown Cow Ice Cream Parlor

Ice Cream Shop$$$$
Forest Park
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  • Has a stamp of approval from Chicago Tribune and Time Out Chicago Kids
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    • Time Out Chicago Kids
  • EJ N.
    "The coconut brownie fudge ice cream is to die for!"(2 Tips)
    Alex T.
    "Gotta try the trough"(2 Tips)
    Donny W.
    "Also great malts and sundaes!"(6 Tips)
    Cassie S.
    "My favorite is the banana cream pie."(2 Tips)
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  • William Q.
    William QuiñonesFebruary 9, 2016
    I was in the mood for an ice cream and being in Oak Park I was going to Coldstone creamery. I decided to Yelp it and I found this jewelry. Friendly service and a good variety of options.
  • Chicago Tribune
    Chicago TribuneJune 25, 2015
    "Brown cow" is also is the name of the root beer float, the parlor's signature drink. The root beer float ($3.99/$5.25) is created from scratch and brewed in-house. Read more
  • Cassie S.
    Cassie ShinsakoJune 5, 2012
    I have never had a flavor I didn't like. My favorite is the banana cream pie. Get the ice cream in a homemade waffle cone you will not be disappointed!
  • Tonia T.
    Tonia ThomasAugust 11, 2015
    The pecan pie is AMAZING! Definitely get the whipped cream on top. I get a different flavor of ice cream everytime I go. You'll never be dissapointed.
  • Erika D.
    Erika DavisJuly 14, 2015
    Portion is large - I had one scoop of butter pecan ice cream on sugar cone and it was more than enough. Good ice cream, especially the home made ones.
  • Emily C.
    Emily CanibanoOctober 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Awesome service they even have dairy free whip cream if you ask and can make vegan ice cream pies
  • Erich T.
    Erich TheissAugust 27, 2012
    They always have a few excellent non-dairy options with soy creams or sorbets.
  • Burt B.
    Burt BlanchardNovember 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Try everything! Seriously, this is a staple for years. Try their baas brownie fudge thingy - awesome!
  • Donny W.
    Donny WilliamsOctober 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try their own personal recipe ice creams. The Chocolate Peanutbutter is incredible. Also great malts and sundaes!
  • Roxana B.
    Roxana BarszczOctober 24, 2014
    Had a brownie sundae, took a slice chocolate cake & pumpkin pie ! Everything was good.
  • tim a.
    tim alvaradoMarch 10
    Been here 25+ times
    Best ice cream in the area! Try the chocolate peanut butter
  • Time Out Chicago Kids
    The Brown Cow Ice Cream Parlor is nominated for Best Ice Cream Shop in our Hipsqueak Awards, vote now at timeoutchicagokids.com/awards!
  • megan p.
    megan pattersonDecember 9, 2012
    Connie and team are awesome at kids parties and in December don't miss sundaes with Santa!
  • Time Out Chicago Kids
    Time Out Chicago KidsFebruary 29, 2012
    The Banana Cream Pie was hands down, our staff favorite. Nuff said! Read more
  • EJ N.
    EJ NovakJune 12, 2013
    The coconut brownie fudge ice cream is to die for!
  • Time Out Chicago Kids
    Time Out Chicago KidsFebruary 29, 2012
    The Bear Claw combines gooey caramel in dark chocolate ice cream—totally mud-pie messy. Read more
  • Vicky L.
    Vicky LekovishAugust 25, 2015
    Great place. Love the coconut brownie fudge!
  • Alex C.
    Alex ClevelandAugust 13, 2015
    Good for sundaes & unique ice cream dishes. Somewhat pricey. Not much indoor seating.
  • Matt B.
    Matt BrownNovember 30, 2009
    best home made ice cream ever! old fashioned parlor. opens at 9am for great espresso (by pass starbucks!)
  • Brian F.
    Brian FojtikMarch 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great ice cream! Sundaes are BIG.
  • Michelle A.
    Michelle AkinJuly 20, 2011
    Vanilla cupcake ice cream voted Best Ice Cream Evah by 6 year old Ella
  • Chris M.
    Chris MillerApril 1, 2010
    Awesome ice cream! The scoops are HUGE so don't order too much. The chocolate peanut will chnage your life.
  • Robert A.
    Robert A.January 13, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    great kid's birthday parties, even in the winter
  • Kris G.
    Kris GallagherApril 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Gotta have the chocolate peanut butter ice cream!
  • Roy M.
    Roy MJune 29, 2016
    Lots of great ice cream treats
  • Solman Z.
    Solman ZepplinJuly 28, 2014
    Think you can handle it? Piece o birthday cake and 20 other different scoops!
  • Debbie W.
    Debbie WirkiowskiJanuary 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the pistachio ice cream. Love it!!!
  • Donna B.
    Donna BreckelJune 10, 2016
    The ice cream is fantastic.
  • Lisa W.
    Lisa Wallace-KeithJuly 27, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Uhmaaaaazing ice cream omg
  • Mary M.
    Mary MillerAugust 15, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    This ice cream parlor is so tasty
  • Douglas B.
    Douglas BondOctober 9, 2014
    Watch out the scoops are HUGE but delicious.
  • Bill M.
    Bill MurphyFebruary 28, 2016
    Great Coffee ice cream!
  • Brian P.
    Brian PrinceJune 14, 2011
    You have to try the Strawberry shake! It's awesometastic!!!
  • Katie K.
    Katie KellerJuly 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Yum. get anything. this place is awesome!!!
  • Randal B.
    Randal BirkeyJune 2, 2010
    Their chocolate malts made with vanilla ice, cream chocolate sauce and malt are great! Read more
  • Clint B.
    Clint BrockaMay 21, 2010
    Their ice cream cupcakes are DELICIOUS! Mmmmmm.
  • Phaedra L.
    Phaedra LeslieSeptember 6, 2013
    Get butter pecan on a pretzel come.
  • Kris G.
    Kris GallagherJuly 14, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Chocolate peanut butter is awesome.
  • Cassandra W.
    Cassandra WilliamsApril 19, 2012
    Chocolate Almond truffles
  • Chris C.
    Chris CasonMay 22, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Turtle Temptation.
  • Davin L.
    Davin LohAugust 18, 2014
    The Trough!
  • Jessica R.
    Jessica RebstockMarch 20, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Brown Cow sundae!
  • Alex T.
    Alex TanOctober 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Gotta try the trough
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