• Dairy Star Ice Cream

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  • Ice-cream Ice Cream

Offers vegan soft-serve ice cream flavors such as vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. Cash only. Open seasonally.

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8 Reviews

First Review by Plants4thewin


Points +72

21 Aug 2023

Large variety of topping options

They have a pretty impressive amount of toppings that are vegan despite the fact that they only have two flavors of vegan soft serve. Their staff is very knowledgeable and accommodating to dietary concerns generally. We got an Oreo "snow blitz" and a chocolate/vanilla swirl in a waffle cone with sprinkles. they assured us that both the waffle cone and sprinkles are vegan, but I neglected to ask about confectioners glaze in the sprinkles. Overall it was a good experience though it was a little bit pricey.



Points +82

Non Veg
01 Jul 2023

Vegan soft serve!

They have vegan soft serve and several vegan topping options. The waffle cones are also vegan as long as you don’t get the dipped ones. Amazing place!


Points +68

20 Jul 2022

Great vegan soft serve but super expensive!

We loved the ice cream and the experience of going to a kind of iconic location but paying at least twice as much for our ice cream seemed a little extreme. We will come back maybe once a summer but it’s not worth it otherwise. Super delicious, though! I hope they get their prices in line with what they should be.


Points +346

29 Jun 2022

Soft serve!

Soft serve! what else needs to be said? Vanilla and Chocolate...and some applicable toppings.

Can order ahead now and pick up at back door and avoid lines. Thanks, pandemic?

Pros: Soft serve!

Cons: Can get insanely crowded on a hot summer night.


Points +313

30 Jul 2021

Pricey but tasty!

I had the small Snow Blitz with Oreos for $10.09
The price for regular ice cream small is $5.76 (estimated). So it’s a little pricier for the vegan ice cream and you have to say vegan when ordering because they sell regular ice cream. It is tasty and the Oreo Snow Blitz was delicious. It’s just like a DQ Blizzard.

Pros: Chocolate & Vanilla soft serve are vegan, Various dips are vegan, Oreo Snow Blitz

Cons: Pricey


Points +26

29 Jun 2021

Amazing spot

The vegan soft serve is delicious and the staff is knowledgeable on which toppings are vegan. They now accept credit cards, too. Highly recommended on a summer day.


Points +311

31 May 2021

Chocolate and vanilla soft serve, nuff said

The staff here are very knowledgeable about what is vegan. Enjoy!


Points +937

22 Apr 2019

Vegan soft-serve icecream!

Fun, busy family-owned retro ice-cream stand in the heart of Lincolnwood, IL, serving vegan soft-serve ice-cream! Use this base to create cones, shakes, banana splits and more. Many of the toppings are vegan such as oreo, chopped peanuts, etc. just ask the friendly and helpful staff.
Free parking in the lot or along the lovely tree-lined residential street. Or ride your bike and lock up at the bike rack in back. Many outdoor tables are available for seating. Handicap accessible. Cash only!
The day we went (Easter Sunday) the soft-serve machine wasn't working properly for cones but they were able to do shakes. The prices here are not cheap but you are getting a higher-quality, better tasting product and supporting a wonderful small business!

Updated from previous review on 2019-04-22

Pros: vegan soft-serve, many creative options, nice location, fun retro vibe.

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