Summer is here and things on the Chicago Riverwalk just got sweeter! Frost Gelato, a favorite summertime treat, is now open at Downtown Docks, located right across the river from Chicago Electric Boat Company. We can’t get enough of this tasty treat and recommend it as a pre or post cruise indulgence to round out the perfect day on the Chicago River.
Frost Gelato, makers of the beloved Italian treat with more than 10 locations worldwide, has opened its newest location, on the Chicago Riverwalk. The company, which prides itself on creating authentic and fresh gelato made daily, is partnering with Downtown Docks on the Chicago Riverwalk to introduce their delicious treat to the Windy City. With other area locations in Highland Park and Naperville, Downtown Docks is the only place to enjoy Frost Gelato in downtown Chicago.
“We are excited to be partnering with Frost Gelato and to offer this delicious treat on the Chicago Riverwalk,” says the founder of Downtown Docks and president of Chicago Electric Boat Company, Ron Silvia. “With the amount of foot traffic along the River, I know that Frost Gelato will quickly become a popular favorite among Chicagoans and tourists alike.” More than 750,000 have enjoyed Frost Gelato in Illinois since they opened in Highland Park in 2011, and Downtown Docks hopes to significantly grow that number over the summer.
Sharing storefront space with Downtown Docks, Frost Gelato opened for business over Memorial Day weekend and will continue to serve visitors daily through the end of October. To keep with its Italian roots, the gelato is served from an old-fashioned gelato cart and visitors can enjoy their treat while admiring the excitement of the Riverwalk from an al fresco café, set up in front of Downtown Docks.
Frost Gelato on the Chicago River will feature 6 fresh, handcrafted flavors daily, which will be announced on their Twitter account, @Frost_ChiRiver, each morning. In addition to regular favorites like vanilla and sea salt caramel, as well as non-dairy sorbet and sugar free options, guests can indulge in exciting rotation of innovative flavors like Tiramisu, Nutella, Chai Tea, Espresso and Amaretto. With the exception of milk and sugar, all Frost Gelato ingredients are imported directly from Italy, making this a truly authentic Italian-style treat.