I actually have already written about Kimmer’s Ice Cream before. Or at least the location. Kimmer’s is located in the space occupied for many years by the former Gramp’s Frozen Custard, along the Fox River in downtown St. Charles.
But along with a name change and interior makeover, Kimmer’s is owned by an enthusiastic young woman who is eager to try out new flavors of her homemade ice cream and work with the community. Read on to find out more about the latest entry in the “Ice Cream Diaries.”
Name: Kimmer’s Ice Cream
Address: 1 W. Illinois St. in Charles, in the Fox Island Square complex and across the street from the Blue Goose Supermarket. Phone: 630-762-9480. There’s a parking lot in front of the store with plenty of shops.
Hours: Monday through Saturday from noon to 9 p.m., Sunday from noon to 8 p.m.
Good for: Anyone enjoying an outing in downtown St. Charles or riding the Fox River bike paths. It makes for a wonderful, scenic walk along the river from the nearby Mt. St. Mary Park. Kimmer's would definitely be of interest to ice cream connoisseurs who want to try some gourmet scoops. Kimmer’s offers your standard favorites, but on a recent visit it also had Aztec hot chocolate, honey with lavender infusion, black raspberry and caramel sea salt. Other unusual flavors the shop often has in its rotation include red velvet cake, coffee and donuts and cinnamon roll. In total, you’ll have about 20 flavors to choose from.