Forest Park, IL

Brown Cow Ice Cream Parlor - Forest Park, IL Restaurant Review

Chicago Food King

I am constantly on the lookout for a unique ice cream experience that also offers homemade delicious flavors. This place does exist and it's called The Brown Cow Ice Cream Parlor in Forest Park.

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I have been coming to The Brown Cow for years and felt so sad that during the pandemic they had to shut their doors. I was so happy to find out they were doing a remodel of their establishment to make it better than ever.

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Located Forest Park, the original building that now occupies The Brown Cow was a 1913 movie theater. As soon as you walked in, you would get the smell of the ice cream cones being made and the sweet smell of ice cream with a 1920s overall look to the place.

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The new remodel now offers all the same great esthetic of the old building, with some great added features. I personally love that they added a drive-up window now to get your ice cream fix on the go. They also added a glass window inside the restaurant to watch the ice cream being made in the back.

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They also have added a VIP club where one can get samples daily for new flavors in a Brown Cow branded ice cream pack free with the purchase of a VIP plan.

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I love so many items on their menu, but my favorites are Payton's Cinful Sundae with cinnamon ice cream, Ellies Turtle Temptation, and their Banana splits.

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They also have fantastic shakes in any of their 21 flavors. I also love their fantastic ice cream sandwiches that fulfill anyone’s sweet tooth. They also make specialty ice cream cakes that can be customized for all occasions.

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I love the memories this place gives me of summertime fun and time with friends and family. I also love the quality of their ice cream and the care they take to make everything perfect.

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I will definitely be back and I give The Brown Cow Ice Cream Parlor a rating of 8 out of 10.

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