La Michoacana Paleteria y Neveria
Lines abound at this place and there are many things to choose from. You can get homemade ice cream, yogurt and fruit, hot Cheetos with nacho cheese and fresh elote with all the condiments. Go for the paletas though, like the fresh coconut made with water, not milk (which is an option). It tastes better than the milk version, which uses processed coconut and is more expensive. For $1.50 it is still creamy without the use of dairy and is made with the fresh fruit. Other favorite flavors are guava, mamey and pine nut.
Multiple locations (city and suburbs)
Best of Chicago 2015