READ BEFORE ORDERING:
We fill orders Tuesday–Friday and require at least 3 days’ advance notice. Available fulfillment dates will be shown at checkout. If you need ice cream sooner, give us a call—we may be able to help for an additional fee.
These are our year-round flavors. For information on seasonal specials, follow us on social media!
All flavors start with our sweet cream dairy base or cashew-coconut-oat milk vegan base.
Chocolate: Flavored with a rich, dark blend of cocoa powder, bittersweet chocolate, and a hint of decaf coffee
Coffee: Steeped with whole decaf beans for a super-smooth coffee flavor
Cookie Dough: Packed with pieces of our homemade, vegan, edible cookie dough
Cookies and Cream: Filled with chunks and crumbs of chopped sandwich cookies
Salted Caramel (Dairy Only): Flavored with homemade dark-cooked caramel and a heavy pinch of salt
Sugar Cone Crunch: Stuffed with homemade, dark chocolate-covered sugar cone pieces
Strawberry: Flavored and colored a beautiful bright pink with a homemade puree of sweet organic berries
Toasted Coconut: Steeped with freshly toasted coconut flakes and hints of vanilla and almond extracts
Vanilla: Doubly perfumed with pure vanilla extract and vanilla bean paste for a rich, well-rounded flavor
If you’ll be storing the cake in your freezer after receiving it, put it in a refrigerator for 10–15 minutes before serving to let it soften gradually and evenly. Vegan ice cream needs a bit longer to soften than dairy.
If you’re going to eat your cake right after receiving it, there’s no need to soften it in the fridge or a cooler. It should be ready to slice and eat!
Slice the cake with a heavy chef’s knife or large serrated knife. Bear in mind that our ice cream cake is very rich and dense—you may want to cut smaller slices than you would of another type of cake.
Arrange to get your cake on the day that you will eat it or up to a week before. This will ensure the very best appearance and flavor when you serve it.
If you have any cake left after serving, put it back in the cake box (or wrap it in plastic wrap) and store it in the freezer. The cake should keep well for 7–10 days at 0º F.
We make our ice cream and decorate our cakes at Lincoln Cafe and Market in the North Center neighborhood. We sell only limited packaged items in the market; for custom ice cream cakes, we only take orders online or by phone.
Pickup orders can be placed for one of three pickup spots: our home base at Lincoln Cafe and Market (3720 N. Lincoln Ave.), L&M Fine Foods (4363 N. Lincoln Ave.), Austin Town Hall City Market (5610 W. Lake St.), and Plant Chicago (4459 S. Marshfield Ave.). The pickup days and times vary by location; all options are shown at checkout. Within 24 hours of your selected pickup time you’ll receive an email from us with pickup instructions for your selected location.
We offer delivery on Tuesdays and Fridays in the window 4–7 PM. The delivery zone is a 10-mile radius from our kitchen at Lincoln Cafe and Market (3720 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago). The fee is $20–$35, depending on the distance.
We schedule deliveries for a 3-hour window so that multiple orders can be grouped together for efficiency. We will send an email reminder the day before your delivery and a text notification when the order is headed your way. Please make sure that someone is available during the delivery window to put the ice cream in the freezer right away. If we can't give the order directly to a designated receiver, we may not complete the delivery—melted ice cream is no good for anyone!
If you’re looking for delivery outside our regular area, or if you need your ice cream to be delivered at a specific time, contact us—we may be able to do it for an additional fee.
Yes! We love our retail partners—they’re great places to visit, shop, and eat in various parts of Chicago.
• Etheria Cafe, 2800 W. North Ave.
• Kite String Cantina, 1851 W. Addison St.
• L&M Fine Foods, 4363 N. Lincoln Ave.
• Lincoln Cafe and Market, 3720 N. Lincoln Ave.
• Plant Chicago, 4459 S. Marshfield Ave.
Want to see us in other stores? Tell us (and the store managers, please)!
We require at least 3 days’ advance notice for custom orders, which are made from scratch according to your specifications.
We also offer premade ice cream cakes in popular flavor combinations for same-day or next-day fulfillment. To order a premade cake with your choice of decoration, call us!
We can also sometimes accommodate custom orders with less than 3 days’ notice. Call us to check on availability. A rush fee of $15 will apply.
Dairy: Ice cream flavors, baked goods, frosting options, and decorations contain dairy unless labeled as vegan.
Eggs, soy: The ice cream flavors on our regular menu do not contain egg or soy (limited-time special flavors may contain these ingredients). All of our baked goods contain eggs, except for the vegan and gluten-free options; none of them contain soy. Contact us if you have questions about specific decorations on our ice cream cakes.
Gluten: The gluten-containing ice cream flavors on our year-round menu are Cookie Dough, Cookies and Cream, and Sugar Cone Crunch. Limited-time flavors added seasonally may also contain gluten. Our gluten-friendly cakes offer a choice of non-gluten-containing ice creams and toppings made in our kitchen, combined with cookies made in a gluten-free facility.
Nuts: The following products contain nuts: all vegan ice creams (cashews and coconut), vegan cookies (plant-based butter that contains coconut). Seasonal special flavors and custom orders may also contain nuts. All of our products are made in a shared kitchen and on equipment that may have contact with nuts.
Different companies make different kinds of ice cream cake. Here’s what we do: Our cakes are made from two layers of ice cream (different flavors or the same), two layers of a crumbled baked good in the middle and on the bottom, whipped cream, coconut cream, or vegan buttercream frosting, and classic ice cream sundae toppings as decoration.