Capannari Ice Cream
Chicago, IL
Top Pick, Awesome Ice Cream -Bon Appetit

Top 5 Mail Order Ice Creams


Saveur Magazine, July 2015

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Just how good is the ice cream from this family owned and operated shop? Put it this way: Since its 2001 debut, the game-changing Mount Prospect, Illinois, parlor has been named "Best Ice Cream in Chicago" by Chicago Magazine, “Best Classic Ice Cream in Chicago” by Time Out, and one of the Top 10 “Best Scoops in America” by Good Morning America. In other words, it’s “Top Pick, Awesome Ice Cream” - Bon Appetit Magazine.

About The Food

Every batch of Capannari Ice Cream starts with only the freshest and finest ingredients. Co-owner and master chef Jim Capannari creates each of his super-premium flavors in his state-of-the-art kitchen, expertly blending small batches of his super-rich ice cream just four gallons at a time. The result is only the freshest, most flavorful classic and distinctive, mouth-watering ice creams, like Madagascar Vanilla, "Lick the Bowl" Cake Batter, and their signature Black Raspberry Chip.

Meet The Owners

A combined venture between sisters Meg Capannari and Katie Dix and their husbands Jim Capannari and Ken Dix, this sweet shop has become one of the most respected small businesses in Illinois. With Jim heading up production, Katie handling operations, and Ken managing catering and sales, they’ve developed a very successful and beloved boutique ice cream empire that caters to a devout following of gourmet ice cream lovers. Very active and generous within their community, Capannari Ice Cream provides a full summer schedule of free family events and supports local schools. They even restored Mt. Prospect’s oldest building – the historic Moehling General Store & Post Office – to be the home for their old-fashioned ice cream shop.


Top 5 Mail Order Ice Creams


Saveur Magazine, July 2015

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Bon Appetit

Top 10 "Best Scoops in America"


Good Morning America

America's Best Scoops


Top Pick, Awesome Ice Cream


Bon Appetit Magazine

Best Ice Cream in Chicago


Chicago Magazine

Top Ten Ice Cream Destinations in America


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


University of Florida, National Ice Cream Retailers Association

“Best Ice Cream” - Readers Choice Award


The Daily Herald

Shipping Days

At FoodyDirect we are doing everything we can to drive down shipping costs for our customers, including offering Low Flat-Rate Shipping.

$ 9.95 Flat-Rate Shipping - If your shipping address is reachable from Capannari Ice Cream via UPS Ground service within 2 days (Orange zone), you will be presented with the incredibly low shipping rate of $ 9.95 upon checkout.
$ 19.95 Flat-Rate Shipping - If your shipping address is beyond 2-day ground reach (Gray zone), you will be presented with a flat rate of just $ 19.95 for 2nd-Day Air upon checkout.

Next Day Air service and Saturday delivery may be available for an additional charge. Service to Alaska and Hawaii is now available. Service outside the U.S. currently not available.

Orders are shipped on Monday through Thursday, except holidays. Orders placed by 1:00 AM (ET) Monday through Wednesday can be shipped the following day. Perishable items cannot be shipped over a weekend and cannot be delivered on Sunday or Monday.

Weather and unforeseen circumstances can delay your shipment. We strongly recommend that you schedule your order to arrive at least 1 business day before your desired usage date to allow for any delays.

Shipping Options

The following shipping options are available depending upon the delivery date selected and reflect the max allowable transit time for products from Capannari Ice Cream:

Ground Shipping (1-2 Days) - If a customer’s shipping address is reachable via UPS Ground service within 2 days, they will be presented with a $9.95 Flat-Rate Shipping upon checkout. Orders will be delivered via UPS Ground service on or before the selected arrival date, between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM to residences, and between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM to businesses.

2nd-Day Air - If the shipping address is not reachable within 2 days via UPS Ground service, the customer will be presented with $19.95 Flat-Rate Shipping upon checkout. The order will be shipped via UPS 2nd-Day Air and will be delivered on or before the end of the second business day following shipment (unless upgrading to Saturday delivery). Delivery time can vary based on area, but can be as late as 8:00 p.m. to residences and 5:00 p.m. to businesses.

UPS Next Day Air Saver - Your package will be delivered by the end of the next business day after it has been shipped. Delivery time can vary based on area, but can be as late as 8:00 p.m. to residences and 5:00 p.m. to businesses. The flat-rate for UPS Next Day Air Saver is $29.95.

UPS Next Day Air - Your package will be delivered the next morning after it has shipped, by 12 noon to most addresses. The flat-rate for UPS Next Day Air is $34.95.

Saturday Delivery - Saturday delivery is available for UPS 2-Day Air for an additional charge of $20 per package (for a total of $39.95). Deliveries are made between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM, depending upon delivery address. Saturday delivery is not available for UPS Ground shipments.

Once your order has shipped, you will receive a ship notification email with a tracking number for each package in your order. When your order has been delivered, you will also receive a delivery notification email.

For complete shipping details we encourage you to visit our General Shipping and Packaging Information page.

Packaging & Delivery

All ice cream from Capannaris Ice Cream is shipped in extra thick recyclable containers to assure it arrives in excellent condition within the max allowable transit time of 2 days.

All orders are shipped signature release. This means UPS will leave the package at the doorstep, front desk or gate associated with the shipping address without requiring a signature upon delivery. It is the customer's responsibility to ensure that the contents of the package are stored in a freezer or refrigerator promptly after delivery. FoodyDirect cannot be responsible for orders with incomplete or invalid addresses, or that are sent to recipients who are not available to store the contents of the order on the day of arrival. UPS cannot deliver to a P.O. box.

Storage & Care

Immediately upon delivery, store your Capannari Ice Cream in your freezer and enjoy for up to 3 months.