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Guildhall’s fried vanilla bean ice cream ($8) features toasted cereal encrusted ice cream, pineapple and caramelized banana. Ben Weinstein/22nd Century Media
Highland Park’s La Michoacana’s banana split ($5.50) features three scoops of ice cream layered on slices of banana, topped with whipped cream, caramel drizzle and a cherry on top. Sarah Verschoor/22nd Century Media
Tony & Bruno’s offers gelato in four sizes, ranging from $3.19 for a small to $6.49 for a pint. Bojana Galic/22nd Century Media
Homer’s Ice Cream, located in Wilmette, offers special summer flavors like fresh peach ($4.60 for two scoops) made from Georgia and Michigan peaches. Ben Weinstein/22nd Century Media
Graeter’s Ice Cream’s black raspberry chip ice cream cake ($29.99) is a layered cake made with black raspberry chip ice cream packed between two chocolate cake layers and topped with marshmallows and bittersweet chocolate. Emma Palatnik/22nd Century Media
The Blue Goo Flavorburst ($3.13 for a medium) at Dairy Bar in Glenview is a simple soft-serve ice cream cone bursting with, well, flavor. Sarah Haider/22nd Century Media
Sweet Pete’s sea salt caramel sundae ($5) features three scoops of ice cream of your choice, homemade sea salt caramel sauce, whipped cream, a cherry and rainbow sprinkles. Sarah Verschoor/22nd Century Media
Staff report
4:13 pm CDT June 27, 2017
Behold — the ice cream dish. So simple. So universally beloved. Witness the mathematical perfection of its spherical shape, and the way its proffering effects a smile on she who receives it.