Summer in the Midwest is a bittersweet thing. For one, it’s a much needed reprieve from long, cold winters. On the other hand, it can be hard to keep cool when the humidity, sun, and temperature are all trying to outdo each other. Don’t sweat it! There are plenty of places in the greater Champaign County area to grab a frozen treat to fight the heat. No matter your cravings or taste buds, there’s something for you!
Açaí at Bossa Nova
If you haven’t tried an açaí bowl before, make a stop by Bossa Nova. The açaí berry is a great base for this healthy, nutritional treat that’s full of flavor. Bossa Nova partners with Just Bee Açaí to offer fresh, delicious treats in store, as well as their coffees and food. For something a little different from the normal ice cream or froyo, try out some açaí (ahh-sigh-eee) today!
Kona Ice Keeps it Cool
The Kona Ice truck refreshes people all over the greater Champaign County area. You can find their truck serving traditional shaved ice at tons of local events and festivals. With delicious flavors and a classic summer treat, you can’t help but run to their truck when they come down the block!
Cream and Flutter, Serving Jeni’s Ice Cream
Downtown Champaign favorite Cream and Flutter serve another favorite to the area, Jeni’s Ice Cream. With flavors for every customer, nothing cools residents and visitors down like a great scoop of Jeni’s. Plus, if you’re in the mood for something extra sweet, you can grab cupcakes and other confections in the store!
El Oasis Has it All
El Oasis literally serves a little bit of everything. Other than fantastic entrees and food, you can come to their location in Urbana for Mexican Ice cream (Helado y Nieve), Popsicles, Mexican yogurt, tres leches, and more specials. With over 40 flavors, the only problem is choosing what to get!
YoYo’s Froyo – Mahomet Made
YoYo’s is a Mahomet staple, and you’ll likely find them at every local event. Their in store offerings include JOE TEA, sodas, and yes, frozen yogurt! With amazing flavors and a ton of toppings, you can get froyo any way you’d like here. Pay for what it weighs, including in a cone!
Sidney Dairy Barn – Grab a Treat and Stay and Eat
If you haven’t made it to Sidney Dairy Barn, do yourself a favor and get there ASAP! This local favorite is full of constantly updating flavors, including things to match fun holidays as well as requests that may pop up from locals! Stick around and enjoy your treat on a picnic table, or their large lawn with a creek and hill!
Jarling’s Custard Cup – A Favorite For a Long Time
You can’t put together a list of the best frozen treats in our area without Custard Cup. Originally started in 1949, the recipe for the custard at Jarling’s has long been a favorite. Originally starting with three basic flavors, their menu now is a full range of favorites and soon to be staples in your ice cream rotation.
What’s your favorite frozen treat in the greater Champaign County area? Let us know!