Yesterday I put up a post from Emack & Bolio’s for the MBIP Drink of the Week. It made me think of the ten week ice cream tour and some of the other times we’ve done ice cream related blogs. Since it’s the middle of the summer of 2018, I thought it would be the perfect time to spotlight some spots to go and cool down with an ice cream treat in and around Peoria.
Saturday Suggestions: Ice Cream!
I almost didn’t make it to Lou’s Drive-In for the ten week ice cream tour last sumer and made this stop on the last week they were open in 2017!
Proctor Snacks ‘N Sodas Snack Shop
Lots of people have fond memories of Hunts Drive-In on Farmington Road, but not everyone knows that they still serve up ice cream treats from the original Hunts recipes at the Proctor Snack Shop.
Lake Road Inn
Scott Turley and I took a road trip to Lake Road Inn to sample their amazing homemade ice cream sandwiches. And beer, chicken wings and onion rings were sampled as well!
2015 Ice Cream Drink Tour
I love ice cream drinks, especially when they’re loaded with alcohol! I went with my friends Amber and Joe on a tour of some of the best ice cream drinks in Peoria for this chilly tour!
The Spotted Cow
The Spotted Cow makes it’s own ice cream in-house and it’s delicious!
Emack & Bolio’s On The Riverfront
Emack & Bolio’s has a cool ice cream parlor on the riverfront and this post is from when they first moved in over four years ago.
Maurie’s Of Pekin
Maurie’s of Pekin is a legendary spot for candy, books, magazines and of course, ice cream!
The Coffee Hub
After the ice cream tour, Scott Turley and I had a palate cleanser of yet another ice cream sandwich at The Coffee Hub in Lacon. This was fitting because we were also announcing The MBIP Year of the Sandwich Tour.
M&M Twistee Treat
You can’t have an ice cream tour and not hit the M&M Twistee Treat which is a building shaped like a giant ice cream cone!
Emack & Bolio’s in Peoria Heights
You normally wouldn’t equate pizza with ice cream, but Emack & Bolio’s derails that train of thought with this cool ice cream pizza pie!
The Lariat Steakhouse
I think the Lariat has the best Brandy Alexander in Peoria and I always get it with three shots of Brandy!
Theo’s Ice Cream
A summer journey to see Vanna Whitewall in her summer bikini and then a stop for a summer lunch and ice cream at Theo’s!
As I ate my way up Main Street on a tour of every restaurant I stopped in at Las Delicias, Peoria’s only Mexican themed ice cream parlor with Bob Gordon to sample some of their tasty homemade ice cream.
Emo’s Ice Cream Shack
The final week of the ten week ice cream tour came to a close at a legendary ice cream shack complete with the creepiest clown in Peoria!
The only way to wash down a nasty-ass McRib asndwich is with a vodka spiked vanilla milkshake!
Steak ‘N Shake
That McDonald’s vodka milkshake was so good, we did it again at Steak ‘N Shake for the first annual beanless chili tour of Peoria!