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Fall Hours -
Capannari's Fall Weekends Only Hours are now in effect.
Vanillas Around the World Begins Sept. 18 -

The promotion features a different Vanilla each week from various locations around the globe. Each vanilla possesses different notes and hints of flavor due to many reasons such as climate and growing and production methods. View Flyer

Capannari's Available for Purchase Online -

Capannari's is available for mail order - a great gift for loved ones, clients or just about anyone! You can order online through our new partner, FOODY DIRECT. 

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“Blue Ribbon Small Business Award”

For their success, innovation, and contributions to economic growth and free enterprise.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce, March 2015

“Top 5 Mail Order Ice Creams”

Saveur, July 2015

“Top Pick, Awesome Ice Cream”

Capannari Chocolate Hazlenut Ganache
Bon Appetit Magazine, June 2010

“Best Ice Cream in Chicago”

Chicago Magazine, August 2002

“America's Best Scoops”

Capannari's Lick the Bowl Cake Batter and 10-Year Aged Madgascar Vanilla
Redbookmag.com, May 2013

“Top Ten Ice Cream Destinations in America”

AmericanAirlines.com, July 2009

“Best Ice Cream”

Readers Choice Award
The Daily Herald, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014,2015

“Award of Excellence for Vanilla & Chocolate Ice Cream Red Ribbon Honors”

University of Florida
National Ice Cream Retailers Assoc., November 2008

“Top 10 "Best Scoops in America"”

Good Morning America, June 2008

“Top 20 Treasures to Visit in Illinois Before You Die”

The Daily Herald, October 23, 2003

Lee DeWyze Returns to Capannari Ice Cream

Ken and Katie welcome 2010 American Idol Lee DeWyze, returning to one of his
Mt. Prospect favorites -
Capannari Ice Cream!


Katie and Meg personally delivered one of their famous Party-In-A-Boxready-to-eat ice cream sundae packages to Air Force II.


Olympian Katherine Reutter

Jim and Katie welcomed Olympic Silver and Bronze Medalist Katherine Reutter as their celebrity scooper. Katherine's custom flavor was Strawberry Short Track in honor of her 2010 Olympic wins in Women's Speed Skating.