the brown cow ice cream parlor in forest park

Another summer day, another opportunity to try ice cream. The line at Brown Cow in Forest Park was longish, but the ice cream was worth the wait. Ice milky in texture.

This one melted quickly. Messy but fun to eat when the temps are in the 90s.

The indoor lighting was dim, but the ice cream tubs were so bright. The yellow one in the lower right corner is vanilla cupcake.

petersen’s old fashioned ice cream parlor in oak park

I had resigned myself to ordering iced coffee when I wanted ice cream, and I stuck to that goal for… about three days. Ice cream somehow tastes better in the summer, so why not take advantage? Petersen’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor in Oak Park was a new place to try, so try I did.

Oak Park Illinois Petersen's Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor

Mackinac Island Fudge was the flavor, and the ice cream was surprisingly fluffy.

Oak Park Illinois Petersen's Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor Mackinac Island Fudge

This ice cream is 18% butterfat. Pretty decadent. Kind of makes me want to visit Mackinac Island for their storied fudge. Summer goals.