Friday, September 5, 2014

Fall Delights

With the new season ready to begin, many people are feeling trepidatious about the upcoming winter and the reports of another Polar Vortex slamming into the country, chilling our  bones and dropping tons of snow on our heads.  Fear not, hopefully we still have another month or two of beautiful weather and all those enjoyable sweets to cheer and warm our souls until then.

Here at Rissis we have our staples, like our gourmet Hot Chocolate, made from our specialty chocolates, our Hot Apple Cider and our Carmel Apples. Our newest additions to our Ice Cream selection is Deep Dish Apple Pie and with Caramel and Peanuts on top makes a Caramel Apple Sundae!

Our seasonal, specialty chocolates make great gifts and are handmade with love, from our mint Meltaways, to our Giant Peanut butter cups and Pecan Patties.

As a way of catering to our customers, we are now offering funnel cake and handmade donuts, along with a Soup de jour and other lunch items.

Summer carnivals won't just be a long lost memory, you can experience it all again, any season at Rissi's!

Rissis is located in the heart of Berwyn's Historic Depot District 6834 Windsor Ave. We are open year round for your convenience, right across from the Metra and BNSF rail lines. IF you are looking for way to enjoy the season, and purchase your Halloween candy & treats, look no further than Rissis.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Old Time Memories~Italian Ice & My Grandma

The summer of 1983~ I recall sitting on my grandparents balcony waiting & waiting...

The old fashioned, wooden barrel, ice cream machine was cranking away, I can still hear the whoosh whoosh as it turned. I think it was the 4th of July because I can also recall the snap and bang of fireworks resounding in the echoes of the courtyard. I couldn't wait for the machine to finish! It had already been an hour or so since my grandmother (Nonna) had started the process, loading the ice and salt around the outside of the canister. The promise of real Italian Ice/lemonade had my mouth watering!

I can taste it even today, the little bits of fresh lemon and ice. It's soothing feel of relief as I took my first spoonful. It may have been the heat combined with anticipation, but nothing ever tasted so good.

Now, being from Chicago there were plenty of places to go buy some, but nothing taste as good to an Italian than homemade!

Those typical arguments amongst Italians about meatballs or lasagna or Marinara etc. Come to mind. You wanted grandmas or mamas cooking, going out to eat was pointless. 

But I found a way! With the Lemon Ice anyway :) I was fortunate enough to obtain the right kind of ice and the method to make it fresh to order and best of all, about a minute wait!

I make it to taste and to order. Available in cups of various sizes or a Pint to take home and share with the kiddies or for a party. 

Next time you are in Berwyn, or want to take a trip to for that special experience, stop by Rissi's!

6834 Windsor Ave, Berwyn

Friday, March 14, 2014

The Sweet Life

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Luck O' the Irish Mint Hot Chocolate

Introducing the newest member of our Hot Chocolate family. You will never have a better Hot Chocolate, in my humble opinion. We use REAL chocolate, no powder and no syrup. Warm your soul while you delight your taste buds and stop in to Rissi's Today!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Introducing our newest Shake~ The Frosty Leprechaun

Introducing our newest Shake~ The Frosty Leprechaun
This shake is made from our Premium Hershey's Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, a delicious, creamy way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Stop in today and enjoy REAL ice cream of the highest quality. Rissi's Old Time Ice Cream!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Rissis Giant Birthday Bowl

We offer a large Chocolate Bowl filled with 5 Scoops of your choice of Ice Cream, Whipped Cream, Caramel/Fudge topping, and Peanuts or your choice of Oreo or Nutter Butters, topped with a Cherry! It's fun to share and socialize with your friends or family and EAT the BOWL! Come on in and enjoy our Premium Hersheys Ice Cream today: $20.99 Available for your party from 1-5 people.