Saturday, March 18, 2017

Ice Cream Adventure at Colonial Cafe


Colonial Cafe in Crystal Lake, IL

Illinois' Colonial Cafe has roots all the way back to the 1901 St. Charles Milk Company founded by Simon Anderson. The enterprise evolved throughout the years from a dairy to a restaurant. Various incarnations of snack shops and drive-ins emerged as the family restaurants in the Colonial family today. While the local family restaurants feature a large menu, I think Colonial Cafe may be best known for its ice cream -- particularly the Kitchen Sink!


The Kitchen Sink is a famous ice cream creation at Colonial Cafe.

The Kitchen Sink is incredibly impressive! Invented in 1976, the colossal sundae features 2 bananas, six scoops of chocolate, strawberry and vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, pineapple, chocolate and strawberry toppings, toasted almonds and a cherry. I told you -- impressive! Not feeling overly ambitious, we opted to not try out the Kitchen Sink on our recent visit but there is always a future trip.......

Peanut butter sauce on cookie dough ice cream churned in Rockford, IL.

Colonial's ice cream menu presents temptation after temptation. If you are not up for the specially crafted creations, you can create your own. I opted to do just that and choose a cookie dough ice cream sundae with peanut butter on top. The peanut butter was nice and thick. The ice cream was perfectly creamy. I certainly enjoyed my treat! The ice cream is churned in Rockford  -- so a true Illinois creation!

Chocolate ice cream topped with chocolate fudge at Colonial Cafe.

My daughter also opted to craft her own sundae. Being the chocolate lover she is, she went for a chocolate ice cream sundae smothered in hot fudge and topped with sprinkles. Yum!

Turtle Sundae at Colonial Cafe in Crystal Lake, IL

My husband opted for another one of Colonial's famous favorites -- a turtle sundae! The turtle sundae had been a favorite at Colonial since 1966 so one to try out! My husband is a true fan of anything turtle, so I knew he would choose this one before he ordered!

Colonial has two pages packed with ice cream creations to choose from -- including craft your own. Ice cream heaven! The restaurant family has 7 locations in the Chicago suburbs including Aurora, Crystal Lake, Naperville, Algonquin, Elgin and two in St. Charles. One to keep on your radar!

**Disclosure: No compensation was received for this post. All opinions are 100% my own.







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