Summer and ice cream go together like swimsuits and flip-flops, and thankfully Northern Illinois won't have to wait much longer to get our hands on our favorite ice cream shop treats!

Ice Cream Shop Season in Illinois

Some people love the first signs of Spring like blooming flowers and the return of their favorite birds, but my favorite sign of warmer days ahead is when our favorite ice creams shops re-open for the season!

Don't get me wrong, I love eating ice cream all year long, but there's just something sweeter about treating yourself to a stop at a locally-owned ice cream shop when it's warm outside...and I'm craving it BIG time right now!


2024 Opening Dates for Rockford Area Ice Cream Shops

Some local ice cream shop favorites like Dari Fair in Rockford,  Sips & Sprinkles in Belvidere, and The 3rd Street Station in Pecatonica have already began serving up sweet treats, but others will be kicking off their seasons over the next few weeks.

Before we get to opening dates that have officially been revealed, I have to share this exciting announcement from Dairy Depot  in Loves Park...

Good eats AND ice cream? Count me in!

Now, here are the official opening dates for 3 other ice cream shop favorites in the Rockford area...

Dairyhäus in Rockton - Friday, March 22 at 11 a.m.

Dairyhaus via Facebook
Dairyhaus via Facebook

Dairyhäus has an updated menu for you to check out this spring including new, specialty milkshakes and sundaes!

Cattle & Cream in Cherry Valley - THIS Saturday, March 16 (They stopped serving ice cream over the winter)

Check out this fun opening weekend promotion they have planned...

M&M Dari Ripple in South Beloit - Friday, March 29

Can't you just taste the summer sweetness already? I know I sure can!

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