Capannari Awards

Super-rich, super-delicious Capannari Ice Cream has been recognized on local, state, and national levels. Capannari Ice Cream has also been recognized as a company for their innovation & creativity and for their dedication & commitment to the community, to their employees, and to their customers.


Ice Cream Awards

“Top 5 Mail Order Ice Creams”

July 2015

“Top Pick, Awesome Ice Cream”

Chocolate Hazelnut Ganache
Bon Appetit Magazine

June 2010

“Best Ice Cream
in Chicago”

Chicago Magazine
August 2002

“Best in Nation”

Black Raspberry Chip
Mint Chocolate Mousse
Malted Butter Fudge
10-Year Aged Madagascar Vanilla
Visa Black Card Magazine
Summer 2013

“Best Ice Cream” Readers Choice Award

The Daily Herald
2008 – 2021

Top 10 “Best Scoops” in America

Good Morning America
June 2008

“America’s Best Scoops”

Lick-the-Bowl Cake Batter
10-Year Aged Madagascar Vanilla
May 2013

“Top 6 Best Artisanal Ice Creams to Order by Mail”

Bon Appetit
May 2010

“Top Ten Ice Cream Destinations in America”
July 2009

“Best Sweet Treats”

WGN-TV Chicago’s Best
July 2013

“Best Ice Cream Shop in Chicago”

Red Tricycle Chicago
Totally Awesome Awards 2013

The Ultimate Guide to Gourmet Ice Cream Essential Mail Order Pints

10-Year Aged Madagascar Vanilla
Details Magazine
June/July 2013

Chicago’s “50 Sweet Scoops”

Chocolate Mint Mousse
Brownie Batter
TimeOut Chicago Kids
June/July 2011

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

University of Florida
National Ice Cream Retailers Association

November 2008

Blue Ribbon Honors

Clemson University
National Ice Cream Retailers Assoc.

November 2007

“Best Classic Ice Cream in Chicago”

TimeOut Chicago

“Top Sundae Places in America”

More Than a Month of Sundaes
by Michael Turback Red Rock Press
June 2006

“Top Pick in the Country”

Midwest Scoops
by Michael McGarry
July 2005

Award of Excellence for Vanilla Ice Cream

National Ice Cream Retailers Assoc.
November 2004

Cream of the Crop Ice Cream Shops in the Country

Everyone Loves Ice Cream
by Shannon Jackson Arnold
July 2004

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

The Daily Herald
October 2003

Business Awards & Distinctions

Enterprising Woman of the Year Katie Dolan Dix

Enterprising Magazine
March 2016

Enduring Business Award (open 5 or more years)

Mt. Prospect Economic Development Commission (EDC)
October 2015

Blue Ribbon Small Business Award – Regional Finalist

U.S. Chamber of Commerce
March 2015

Business Leader of the Year Katie Dolan Dix

Northwest Suburban Education to Careers Partnership
April 2011

Outstanding Business Partner for 2011 Capannari Ice Cream

Prospect High School
May 2011

2005 Influential Women in Business Katie Dolan Dix

Business Ledger
December 2005

Business of the Year Capannari Ice Cream

Mt. Prospect Chamber of Commerce
December 2004

2004 Award for Business Excellence, Emerging Entrepreneurial Companies

Business Ledger Newspaper
March 2004

2004 Award for Business Excellence – Leading Workplace “Where You Want to Work”

Business Ledger Newspaper
March 2004

Mt. Prospect’s Shining Star Award

Mt. Prospect Chamber of Commerce
February 2004