6 Favorite Quad Cities Ice Cream Shops

Summer to our family (and, apparently, our friends, too) means sunshine, water play, grilling, and cold, ice-creamy treats!

Check out these Quad Cities favorite summer ice cream shops:

Lagomarcino’s Confectionery in Davenport, IA and Moline, IL does indeed have some of the finest chocolate; however, we love their hot fudge sundaes best. We also love that a photo of Barack and Michelle Obama tasting their own sundaes at Lago’s Davenport location was a finalist in an international competition! The shop was also featured on the Cooking Channel’s Ice Cream Nation on the Food Network.

Whitey’s Ice Cream located throughout the QC and Coralville is just the best. We recommend their shakes, malts, chippers (try the mint one…yummmm!), cones, sundaes, Bostons (a shake + sundae…I mean, come on…so so good!), floats, and freezes. Whitey’s is our go-to post-event celebration spot.

Country Style located throughout Illinois and Iowa is “My kids’ favorite,” says Margaret Ellis, “because the servings are huge and they love the dipped cones!” Besides being tasty there are other reasons to consider these desserts: they are gluten-free, reduced fat, kosher, and contain no high fructose corn syrup. Some say it tastes “homemade.” I think it’s way better than I can make at home.

Gretchen, Julia, and Jack Ellis enjoying their ice cream in style.

Steel Plow Burger Company in Moline, IL may have tasty burgers, but I know them for their unbelievable shakes. Just, wow! The desserts available at this place are a sight to behold. Go. Try them.

Here’s the Scoop in the Village of East Davenport is a place a lot of our Iowa friends love. It’s definitely on our list to check out this summer. Mike Pettis, father of Mae (5) and Elle (2) writes, “Here’s the Scoop is our new favorite spot in the Village of East Davenport. From single serve cones, to gourmet sundaes, they have a tremendous variety and a friendly staff. Our favorite flavors include cake batter, dutch letter, and goat cheese/roasted cherry!”

The Keiblers from Bettendorf know their ice cream and they love Here’s the Scoop

Chocolate Manor in Davenport, IA, hosts all kinds of decadent chocolate treats besides gelato…but let’s be honest, gelato is soooo good. We tried vanilla bean, berry, and chocolate. Learn more about their history in the Quad Cities and try their delicious desserts.

Cones on the Corner in East Moline, IL features gelato and sorbetto flavors. From traditional chocolate and strawberry cheesecake to kiwi and red velvet to cinnamon and pretzel delite – you won’t be disappointed in these rich flavors. The options change regularly, so you’ll just have to go often!


About the author

Meghan Cooley Meghan Cooley moved to the Quad Cities from St. Charles, IL, as an Augustana College student over 20 years ago. She left briefly after graduation and then returned to work in admissions and then marketing at Augustana College for 18 years. She now works as a consultant for admissions marketing and social media. She also does copy editing and writes for the Quad City Moms Blog. Now a true Quad Cities transplant, Meghan lives in Rock Island with her husband, Luke (R.O.W.V.A. and Augustana grad and Modern Woodmen employee) and four boys. She loves living in the Quad Cities and finds it the perfect place to raise a family, plan a date night, and go on adventures.

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