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 warming 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
Maple View Farm Ice Cream
Maple View Farm sells exceptionally fresh ice cream, as well as milk and other dairy products, from their country store. They currently offer drive-up and window service. Updates on Maple View Farm’s Facebook page.
6900 Rocky Ridge Road, Hillsborough
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
Eno River Farm
Get farm fresh ice cream right on the farm! At the farm you can also pick your own strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and tulips. Look for updates on their Facebook page.
2127 Saint Marys Road, Hillsborough
Andia’s Homemade Ice Cream
Andia’s is known for their premium, small-batch ice cream and hand-made ice cream cakes. Look for updates on their Facebook page.
West Cary: 10120 Green Level Church Road, Cary, 919-822-1866
Southeast Cary: 1008 Ryan Road, Cary, 919-234-0037
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
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
Pincho Loco Ice Cream
Pincho Loco offers ice cream with a Latin style. They specialize in flavors like Tequila, Mexican Vanilla, Guava, Tamarind and more. Look for updates on their Facebook page.
1918 Perry Street, 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
Wake Forest Dairy Depot
Check out Wake Forest Dairy Depot’s specialty sundaes and parfaits, as well as their “Train Wrecks,” shakes, cones, cups, and chillers. Information is on the Facebook page.
3433 Rogers Road, Wake Forest
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.
905 West Main Street, Durham
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