We are a pretty cool neighborhood spot for ice cream novelties


Custard Bars - $5

peanut butter potato chip
coffee pretzel toffee
mint cocoa nib chip
cookies and cream
rainbow chip

Truck Pops - $3

concord grape
pink lemonade
litchi lemon tea
fire cracker
pineapple punch

PieCicle Bars - $5

spiced blackberry pie
key lime pie
banana cream pie

Party Pops - $5

red cherry
yellow lemon
green apple
purple grape

Plant Pops - $5

Natalie’e bar
matcha mint
thai tea
dark chocolate
blue moon

Buttermilk Bars - $3

raspberry lime
black raspberry
passion fruit
mango lassi


Pony Pops - $2

vanilla custard
strawberry buttermilk
chocolate custard
grape pop
cider pop
pink lemonade pop


Stop by for ice cream


WINTER HOURS - starting January 9

Wednesday 1-9

Thursday 1-9

Friday 1-10

Saturday 1-10

Sunday 1-9

CLOSED Monday & Tuesday

2353 N. California Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647

Events & Catering


General Contact




Hey There!

Welcome to Pretty Cool Ice Cream - the brainchild of veteran pastry chef and author of Hello My Name Is Ice Cream, Dana Cree, and Michael Ciapciak, founder of Bang Bang Pie and Biscuits. We're located in the wonderfully unique neighborhood of Logan Square on the northwest side of Chicago, just a block off the California Blue Line stop. 


When opening in this special community, we decided to put our own unique spin to the classic neighborhood scoop shop. At Pretty Cool Ice Cream, we'll start with hand-crafted artisan ice cream on a stick and continue to introduce a full line of frozen novelties.  


We hand craft everything at our production facility, attached to our shop, where you can watch as your favorite pops and bars are made. Our menu spans from chocolate dipped ice cream bars in classic flavors to fruit and buttermilk bars. We also have a few juice pops inspired by classic popsicle trucks. Don't worry, we'll also have delightful options for our vegan and dairy-free friends as well with plant-milk based pops. For our littlest guests, we have a smaller proportioned line of Pony Pops. If you can’t eat gluten, you’re in luck, everything in the shop is gluten free as well. Even the cookies and cream.


With the help of Tumu Studio we designed a kid-friendly space that also appeals to a more grown-up aesthetic. We've included small touches like a hand washing station and drinking fountain, changing stations in all bathrooms, as well as bleacher style seating for our little guests to climb. We want everyone in our vibrant and diverse Chicago community to find a reason to visit us, and once you meet us, we hope to give you many more reasons to come back! 


Bring us to your next party

We are thrilled you want to bring Pretty Cool Ice Cream to your gathering! We hope we can find a way to work together to do just that. Depending on the size of your gathering, we have two channels to help serve you best.

For purchases over 50 bars, orders will need to be placed with our catering and events department by emailing us at events@prettycoolicecream.com. We can assist you with everything from self serve coolers to an attended cart and everything in between.

For small orders under 50 items, your sale can be handled by the team in the shop one of two ways. First, for a customized selection of pops, you can order in person from the menu at the shop counter. If you have any questions we will be happy to help you via email at Danacree@prettycoolicecream.com. You an also purchase pre-packed Party Packs by visiting our shop, or reserve yours by emailing Danacree@prettycoolicecream.com.

Party Packs contain a dozen pops in a variety of flavors within a single family of our pops. Below you’ll find pricing for our Party Packs, and an example of a typical mix of pops.  

22 Dollars

Pony Pops - 2 vanilla custard, 2 chocolate custard, 2 strawberry buttermilk, 2 apple cider, 2 pink lemonade, 2 concord grape

33 Dollars

Buttermilk Bars - 2 strawberry, 2 raspberry lime, 2 black raspberry, 2 passion fruit, 2 lemon, 2 mango lassi

Truck Pops - 2 concord grape, 2 tangerine, 2 firecracker, 2 pink lemonade, 2 litchi lemon tea, 2 pineapple punch

55 dollars

Custard Bars - 2 chocolate crunch, 2 chocolate dipped vanilla, 2 mint cocoa nib chip, 2 peanut butter potato chip, 2 coffee pretzel toffee

Party Pops - 3 red cherry, 3 orange, 2 yellow lemon, 2 green apple, 2 purple grape

Plant Pops - 2 dark chocolate, 2 strawberry, 2 thai tea, 2 blue moon, 2 Natalie’s bar, 2 banana horchata