Shop Small Day 191: Ice Cream Planet

I can’t believe I’ve lived in the Chicago suburbs my entire life & I’ve never heard of this place.   Ok, the store has only been here for 15 years, but still, no excuse! It’s off the beaten path, so had I not searched for small shops in the Brookfield area, I still wouldn’t have found it after our trip to the zoo. Thankfully you have me to tell you all about Ice Cream Planet.

Steve has been the distributor for ice cream vendors, shops, and trucks for years. So, that means plenty of inventory, bars and ice cream treats, stocked high.

About 15 years ago he joked that he should open an outlet shop for all of the treats. Hmmm, not such a bad idea!

Thus, the Ice Cream Planet outlet shop opened to the public offering big discounts on ice cream favorites.

imageGood Humor? Yep. Snow cones? Sure thing. Ben & Jerry’s bars? You bet!

Though they do have a couple of coolers filled with individual novelty treats, everything is available in bigger boxes.

Forget the grocery store 4-packs (or the outrageously priced ice cream man), pick up a box of 27 choco-tacos or 30 Italian ices to last you the whole month (or a week at my house!).

Planning a party? You can even get 3 gallon ice-cream drums for ultimate sundae making.

imageHaving a big party (or a corporate function)? You can also rent their carts! Have them leave it & pick it back up after the party, or request a server to make (and clean up!) sundaes or floats.

Not that you need to go the zoo to visit Ice Cream Planet, but they are only 3 miles apart! They’re even closer to Day 192 tomorrow (just sayin’ -no excuse to miss them!).

What’s your favorite novelty ice cream treat?

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Ice Cream Planet
9345 Southview Ave
Brookfield, IL

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