Evanston has just about every type of food: BBQ, Mexican, custard, Vietnamese, and more. So, this may (or may not) come as a surprise, but Evanston is home to a gelato place. FRÍO Gelato, located on 517 Dempster Street, offers handmade Argentine gelato. Bonus: The shop offers a 20% Wildcard discount for Northwestern students. 

Here's everything you need to know about FRÍO Gelato. You're welcome, Wildcats. 

100% Handmade Gelato

According to its website, FRÍO Gelato uses an allergen-friendly kitchen "with a nut- and gluten-free focus." Additionally, no artificial flavorings are added. Talk about guiltless dessert.

The FRÍO Gelato Artisanal Recipe

While many gelato shops use pre-made bases and add artificial flavorings, FRÍO Gelato produces a homemade recipe using hormone-free milk. Put this health-conscious shop on your radar, Wildcats.

With 29 mouthwatering flavors listed on its website, FRÍO Gelato offers an overwhelming amount of options. From Horchata to Piña Colada, there are flavors for everyone. There's even a Mexican Hot Chocolate flavor — sign me up!

Of all the gelato flavors, Dulce de Leche Granizado (milk caramel chocolate chip), Frutilla (strawberry), and Banana Split (banana with streaks of milk caramel chocolate chip) are the best. Am I the only one with a major sweet tooth right now?

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Good news, dairy-free foodies: FRÍO Gelato offers water-based sorbet. Personally, I loved the Limón (lemon) and Mango. However, you definitely need to try the shop's signature flavor, Maracuyá (passion fruit). 

Final Thoughts

Honestly, this shop offers some of the best gelato I've tasted (and I've had my fair share of gelato). FRÍO Gelato makes homemade, guilt-free treats for all dessert-lovers. 

With so many restaurants in Evanston, it's difficult to pick which one to visit. However, this gelato shop needs to be on your list of must-try places. It's one of a kind, and you'll quickly become addicted. 

#SpoonTip: Don't forget to bring your Wildcard for a 20% discount.