Homer's History

In 1935, restaurant owner Gus Poulos created his first batch of homemade ice cream that was far richer and more satisfying than any other in that era, anywhere in Chicago. Word traveled fast about the quality of Homer's Ice Cream. Its humble beginnings as a two-table ice cream parlor did not last long. Soon people from all around, up and down Chicago's North Shore came to Homer's. In fact, Homers Wilmette Restaurant and Ice Cream Parlor, located at 1237 Green Bay road in Wilmette, IL is the original location.

Legend has it Al Capone, having a lakefront house in nearby Glencoe, was a frequent visitor and most appreciative customer. Al Capone spent many hours in the Wilmette location and always had an unusual entourage. He was one of Gus' most pleasant customers.

Gus' two sons, Steve and Dean, who grew up in Wilmette, continue to carry on their father's devotion to providing the finest quality ice creams and toppings to their customers. They still make ice creams the old-fashioned way: thick, heavy, and so very delicious.

Today, many prominent dignitaries and entertainment stars religiously request varieties of Homer's Ice Creams sent to hotel suites, private homes, and assorted entourages when in Chicago.

Transplanted Chicagoans, as well as out of town visitors, continue to request Homer's overnight wherever they are. Homer's has been shipping overnight ice creams for years. Homer's would love to ship pints to you.


Dean Poulos Homer's Ice Cream

Superpremium Ice Cream
Homer's Sorbets
Fruit Sherbets
Frozen Yogurts
Ice Cream Toppings

Homerís Homemade Gourmet Ice Cream  /  1237 Green Bay Road  /  Wilmette, IL 60090  /  Phone: (847) 251-0477  /  Fax: (847) 251-0495