Looking for the best ice cream shops in McHenry County, IL? Look no further! We've put together a list of the top 10 places to satisfy your sweet tooth. From classic chocolate and vanilla twists to unique flavors like peanut butter puppy chow concrete, these shops have something for everyone. Check out our favorite spots below and get ready to indulge in some delicious treats!

  • 6500 Northwest Hwy.
  • (815) 459-9117

This family-owned custard shop is a McHenry County institution. Back in 1985 John and Mary Zielnicki started creating their hand-crafted custard recipe that is still used today! The flavors have taken on a creative twist since their daughter and grandson took over the business. You can now find…

  • 395 Cary Algonquin Rd.
  • 847-829-4623

Cary Dairy Ice Cream Café offers the families and people of the community a family-friendly spot to enjoy super-premium ice cream, baked goods, coffee, and more. It is locally-owned and operated by local firefighter, Randy Scott, and his wife, Meredith. Sustainability is very…

  • 2 N. Williams St.
  • (815) 444-7552

Take a break from life at Mellie's. Sink your teeth into one of our famously-fresh chocolate-covered strawberries, delight your tastebuds with decadent dark chocolate salted caramels, or lose yourself in an old-fashioned malted milkshake. Located on the corner of Crystal Lake Ave…

  • 111 Van Buren St.
  • (815) 206-5967

Read Between the Lynes is YOUR hometown bookstore. We are proudly located on the Historic Woodstock Square, keeping our focus on convenience, community and you, our customers.

  • 2102 West Route 120
  • (815) 344-6040

Riverside Chocolate Factory in McHenry is the place where chocolate happiness begins. Inside this delightfully fun cone-shaped building, pretzels, strawberries, apricots, cherries and even orange rinds and bacon are dipped in generous amounts of chocolate each day. Trays of…

  • 301 S. Main St.
  • 224-678-9438

We specialize in handmade gourmet ice cream, but also offer our patrons delicious handcrafted coffee drinks and floats! Whether you only drink black coffee or have a craving for a mocha latte, you’ll find satisfaction at our little shop. We use only the finest ingredients in all…

  • 4911 W. Elm St.

Happy Jacks opened up in 1977 when a fun loving surfer, Jack, decided he preferred the ice cream and sandwich business over the sand and the waves. Almost 35 years later Happy Jacks has grown to be one of the most fun (and delicious) places to eat in the country! (Or maybe even…

  • 4817 W. Crystal Lake Rd
  • 815-679-6872

SweetPeas Emporium is filled to the brim with gourmet treats and every kind of candy imaginable. You will not leave this Homemade cookie shop empty-handed. This little place is bubbling with magic and reminiscent of old-time candy shoppe's.