Fun fact: Chicago was built on swamp land. So it should be no surprise that as we enter the height of summer, the days become long and humid. Of course, Chicago is a playground in summertime, even as sweaty, muggy heat waves punctuate the more temperate weeks. Thankfully, this city is full of ice cream and frozen treat spots that will help fight the heat. Looking for nostalgic flavors of bygone eras? Check out mainstay Margie’s Candies for humongous sundaes, or more contemporary Spinning J’s for a hit of throwback charm. Want something more adventurous? Don’t miss frozen cookie dough from Cookie Dough Creations, paletas made from fresh tropical fruit at any number of vendors, or even trendy Thai rolled ice cream, which is popping up around town. There’s no better time to be an ice cream lover, and we’ve got the scoop.