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Reader's Choice: Ice Cream

Tell us which restaurant has the best ice cream to help them win our Reader's Choice competition.

It's time for our weekly Chowdown Showdown competition!

As we head into warmer weather, we are on the hunt for the best place to get the best ice cream in the Grayslake, Lake Forest, Lake Bluff and Libertyville areas. When you or your kids want creamy, melt-in-your-mouth ice cream, where do you go?

You know the drill: Sign into our site and then comment below with your vote. Tell us why you love their ice cream. What makes it so good?

You have until 5 p.m. Tuesday to let us know your favorite go-to place for a great ice cream.

On Wednesday morning, we will post the top three finalists — determined by your votes in this article, on Facebook and on Twitter — in a poll. And it will be time to vote again — this time for the weekly champion.

Voting will continue through 5 p.m. Friday. We will post the Chowdown Showdown "Best Of" winner first thing Saturday morning.

So tell us - where do you get the best ice cream in the Grayslake, Lake Forest, Lake Bluff and Libertyville area?

Lauren Wilberding April 16, 2012 at 12:10 PM
Sweet's in lake forest has the best ice cream hands down! It's a bit on the pricey side, but well worth it. The atmosphere is a bit like an old fashioned ice cream parlor and it isn't uncommon to wak in and have it smell like newly made waffle cones. Peppermint is my favorite, but all favors are delicious.
Paula West April 16, 2012 at 01:02 PM
Tasty Freeze in graylake
Ana Draa April 16, 2012 at 01:02 PM
Dairy Dream in Libertyville gets our family's vote!
HelloKitty April 16, 2012 at 01:21 PM
Twisted Cow in Lindenhurst !
Concerned D46 Prnt April 16, 2012 at 01:36 PM
Tastee Freeze in Grayslake!!
Nightcrawler April 16, 2012 at 01:44 PM
Gotta go hometown here: Grayslake Tastee Freeze.
Jim Powers April 16, 2012 at 02:51 PM
Thanks, Lauren. I love the smell of that store. Hard to walk out without buying something!
Jim Powers April 16, 2012 at 03:43 PM
Another vote from Ai Lockard for Sweets in Lake Forest from our Facebook page
Ravana April 16, 2012 at 04:22 PM
My dog votes for the Tastee Freeze in Grayslake. Pupcup!!
Sandy Casher April 16, 2012 at 06:13 PM
McDonalds. The price is right and the flavor is supreme.
Eileen Campbell April 16, 2012 at 06:42 PM
Dairy Dream in LIbertyville. Great dreamsicles, great family atmosphere, plus it is right on the bike trail!
Liann Murphy April 16, 2012 at 07:41 PM
Dairy Dream in Libertyville! Lot's of great flavors!
Jim Powers April 17, 2012 at 01:02 AM
We have a recommendation for Sweet Pea's in Highwood from our Facebook page.
Kevin M April 17, 2012 at 02:13 AM
Dairy Dream in Libertyville. Outstanding flavor!!
Marcia Watts Sagendorph (Editor) April 17, 2012 at 06:30 PM
Thanks Nightcrawler! Tastee Freeze is a popular choice.
Marcia Watts Sagendorph (Editor) April 17, 2012 at 06:32 PM
Be sure to vote by 5 p.m. today (Tuesday) for your favorite ice cream spot today so they make it into the finals! Then the voting for the championship begins tomorrow.
Karin Weidman April 17, 2012 at 06:45 PM
Tastee Freeze in Grayslake is hands down the best...best tasting, best staff, best location, best value!
Alice April 18, 2012 at 01:08 PM
Tasted freeze, grayslake for sure
Patty April 22, 2012 at 05:10 PM
I vote Tastee Freeze! Great location - fun atmosphere - good sundaes!
Jack August 17, 2012 at 03:25 PM
Tastee Freeze get my vote!
Me August 17, 2012 at 03:34 PM
Huh??? Only if you like the taste of chalk.
Me August 17, 2012 at 03:35 PM
A second for Sweet Pea's
kathleen August 17, 2012 at 05:11 PM
Grayslake, Tastee Freez!!!
Fifteen Year Grayslake Resident August 17, 2012 at 05:18 PM
Gotta go with Tastee Freez in Grayslake - it's the total experience!
Pam Navarre August 17, 2012 at 08:22 PM
Tastee Freez in Grayslake Hands down the best

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