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Dog Days Ice Cream Parlor in Chesterton, Indiana: Year Round Gelato and Sorbello

Dog Days Ice Cream Parlor: Chesterton, Indiana

Dog Days Ice Cream Parlor: Chesterton, Indiana

You say “Summer is almost over” but I say, “Not at Dog Days Ice Cream Parlor in Chesterton, Indiana!

Step inside this 1920′s themed ice cream parlor–and prepare to be wowed by this Lake County shop!

Dog Days Ice Cream Parlor in Chesterton, Indiana

Open year round, you’ll find delicious flavors of gelato and sorbello!

From the period music playing to the old fashioned seating and large painted wall mural depicting  the Chesterton of a bygone day, this is a cute shop. Appropriately named for those “dog days” of summer, you know, when the summer starts to seem long and you kinda sorta start yearning for things like cold and snow. Kind of year for winter, mind you.

But what’s even better is the covered glass case that holds yummy gourmet gelato made using locally sourced ingredients. Bananas Foster, Tiramisu, Uber-Vanilla, Butter Pecan, and Strawberry (to name a few). Decisions, decisions!

Chesterton, Indiana Ice Cream Parlor

Dog Days Ice Cream Parlor in Chesterton, Indiana

Dog Days Ice Cream Parlor in Chesterton, Indiana

Kid #1 knew he wanted Mint Chocolate Chip in a cone. Hubs chose Chocolate Razzmataz and I? Well, I couldn’t decide. I had to get the opinion of an expert: owner of Dog Days (and soon to be new dad) Marty Shrader.

Marty recommended that I try Tiramisu or the Caramel Pistachio. Tough call…but I decided to go with the Caramel Pistachio. Cool, creamy, and a delicious change.

Kid #2 had the Mint Chocolate Chip Gelato in a cup (you know, to control general toddler mess) and Kid #1 had the same as well, but in a cone. The pirouette cookie in Kid #2′s bowl was a nice touch.

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Dog Days Ice Cream Parlor in Chesterton, Indiana

Dog Days Ice Cream Parlor in Chesterton, Indiana

Given the central downtown location, Dog Days Ice Cream Parlor in Chesterton, Indiana is easy to find and a great place to pop in and escape the heat–or the cold.

Yes, this Indiana town ice cream parlor also serves hot drinks. You’ll want to check out this tasty downtown snacking option!

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Dog Days Ice Cream Parlor
119 South Calumet Road
Chesterton, Indiana 46304
219.661.7890

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Jessica Nunemaker is the little Indiana owner, Host of a little Indiana segment state-wide on PBS and Publisher of the little Indiana Quarterly magazine. Sometimes, she even sleeps. You'll usually find Jessica gallivanting around Indiana towns (population 15,000 and less) with her husband, Jeremy, and two boys (ages 7 and 3) in tow in search of where to stay, play and eat in small towns across the state! Small towns: destinations, not drive-thrus!

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