Looking for ice cream in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest and surrounding areas?
We’ve been asking Triangle on the Cheap readers what their favorite locally owned ice cream shops are, and this is what we’re hearing.
As the weather is heating up, it’s the perfect time to try a new ice cream shop, or indulge again in some of your favorite ice cream.
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Ice Cream Shops in the Triangle
La Vita Dolce Espresso & Gelato Cafe
La Vita Dolce, in Southern Village, is known for their gelato and sorbetto that they make on-site with fresh fruits and spices, as well as ingredients imported from Italy. They also sell panini, wine, smoothies and more. Their Facebook page is a good place to find updates.
610 Market Street, Chapel Hill
Fresh Local Ice Cream
Fresh Local Ice Cream gets fresh ingredients every week from local farms, and produces the ice cream in the store. Look for updates on their Facebook page.
Fresh Raleigh: 6033 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, 919-785-5030
Fresh Cary: 138 East Chatham Street, Cary, 919-234-1155
Fresh Apex: 109 N Salem Street, Apex, 919-267-9716
Mama Birds Ice Cream
Mama Birds offers hand-made ice cream in classic and inventive, custom flavors.
Holly Springs: 304 N Main Street, Holly Springs, 919-762-7808
Raleigh: Coming soon
Serves 24 flavors of ice cream, homemade waffle cones, milkshakes, banana splits and more
216 E 11th Street, Siler City
Two Roosters Ice Cream
Each month, Two Roosters introduces new flavors, like Blueberry Donut, Buttery Crumb Cake, and Granola and Caramel ice cream.
215 E Franklin Street, Raleigh
7713 Lead Mine Road, Raleigh
800 Taylor Street, Durham
Locopops is offering pops, ice cream, and ice cream sandwiches.
2618 Hillsborough Road, Durham
Howling Cow is made right at NC State’s campus. It’s part of the school’s Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition. The milk and cream come from their own Raleigh farm.
Howling Cow Dairy Education Center and Creamery, 100 Dairy Lane, Raleigh
Lumpy’s Ice Cream
Since 2001, Lumpy’s has been making ice cream from full-flavored, all-natural ingredients from local producers. They use hormone-free milk and cream from family farms within 30 miles.
306 East Wait Avenue, Wake Forest
Sunni Sky’s Homemade Ice Cream
Sunni Sky’s Homemade Ice Cream offers 125+ flavors. It’s a 10 minute drive from Fuquay-Varina.
8617 NC Hwy 55 S, Angier
The Parlour makes ice cream inspired by the seasons, well-worn cookbooks and childhood ice cream memories.
117 Market Street, Durham
Enjoy Asian-inspired ice cream in a fish-shaped waffle cone.
Moving to a new location in Cary. Stay tuned.
Pints Ice Cream
Serving up homemade ice cream and craft beers.
512 Broad Street, Fuquay-Varina
Old Fashioned Ice Cream
Serving up more than 50 flavors in downtown Selma.
124 N. Raiford Street, Selma
Goodberry’s Frozen Custard
All-natural frozen custard since 1988.
Multiple locations in Raleigh, Cary, Wake Forest and Durham.
Whit’s Frozen Custard
Frozen custard made fresh every day.
240 South Nash Street, Hillsborough
La Monarca Michoacana Ice Cream
Authentic Mexican ice cream and popsicles.
2000 Avondale Drive, Durham