When it comes to ice cream, it always tastes better in the summer.

Maybe it's because you don't want to eat anything cold when it's cold.

For the same reason I don't want a bowl of soup in the middle of July, I definitely don't want an ice cream cone in December.

So since we're nearing the end of July and rapidly wrapping up the summer season it might be a good idea to get your ice cream on.

It's just, that there are so many different ice cream shops in Illinois and Wisconsin, how do you know which one is best?

Well, Thrillist did some leg work for us with their 40 Best Ice Cream Shops in America.

They listed three different ice cream joints in both states that are totally worth the drive.

Margie's Candies, 1960 North Western Avenue in Chicago, Illinois.

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Thrillist says "Bring a group for 'the world’s largest terrapin,' a gargantuan indulgence featuring 15 scoops of French Vanilla topped with a deluge of hot fudge, caramel, whipped cream, nuts, and banana before being crowned with a cookie."

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Margie's is rated a 4 out of 5 on Yelp.

Pretty Cool Ice Cream, 2353 North California in Chicago, Illinois.

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According to Thrillist, "It’s a funky (handheld) take on the straight-up scoop shop, and between the operators’ backgrounds and its stellar selections, Pretty Cool won’t be melting away anytime soon."

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Pretty Cool Ice Cream is slightly higher rated than Margie's scoring a 4.5 out of 5 on Yelp.

Sassy Cow Creamery, W4192 Bristol Road in Columbus, Wisconsin.

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The last ice cream place on the list, Thrillist mentions "Unless America somehow breeds a cow that dispenses ice cream from her udders, the ice cream does not get any fresher than it is at Sassy Cow."

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-Jordan B., Yelp
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Sassy Cow is rated the same as Pretty Cool Ice Cream with Yelpers giving the shop a 4.5 out of 5.

With all three of the options sounding incredibly delicious which of the three would you pick? Margie's, Pretty Cool or Sassy Cow?

If you can't decide, there's always pizza and pizza anytime of year is good, right?

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