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We All Scream for Ice Cream

In Eat, July/August 2020, Web Exclusive by Lauren KruchtenLeave a Comment

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WEB EXCLUSIVE It is hot. Temperatures in Raleigh reached the high 90s this week, with humidity making it feel like 110 degrees—basically, it’s been unbearable. At this time of year in North Carolina, the cure to cooling yourself down is some nice, cold ice cream—by a beach or the pool, if you’re lucky. Below, we rounded up a few of our favorite Raleigh ice cream spots to keep the heat at bay.

Two Roosters

peanut butter cookie ice cream
Two Roosters Peanut Butter Cookie ice cream | Photo courtesy of tworoosters.com

7713 Lead Mine Road; 215 E Franklin Street

Known for: Rotating monthly flavors that fit a festive theme. This month’s special flavors feature Two Roosters’ greatest hits—think Peanut Butter Cookie, Key Lime Ginger and Earl Grey Lemon Cookie Dough.

Videri Chocolate Factory

Videri soft serve vanilla ice cream with sprinkles
Photo courtesy of @viderichocolate on Instagram

327 W Davie Street

Known for: If you didn’t already love Videri for their amazing chocolates (we don’t know how you couldn’t…) here’s another reason to visit: they just started a soft serve ice cream window featuring vanilla and chocolate soft serve with toppings galore!

Howling Cow Dairy Education Center and Creamery

howling cow ice cream
Photo by Karishma Desai

100 Dairy Lane

Known for: Howling Cow is a Raleigh icon. The ice cream is made on NC State’s campus with milk and cream from more than 300 NC State cows on the veterinary school’s farm in Raleigh. Wolf Tracks is a crowd favorite!

Andia’s Homemade Ice Cream

Photo courtesy of Andia’s Homemade Ice Cream on Facebook

10120 Green Level Church Road, Cary; 1008 Ryan Road, Cary

Known for: Premium ice cream made with rBST-free milk that comes from pasture-raised cows featured in monthly flavors, along with extravagant milkshakes, cookie sandwiches, sundaes and other ice cream creations.

Treat

treat ice cream
Photo courtesy of Treat on Facebook

305 S Blount Street

Known for: This locally-owned City Market shop is a favorite for diners looking for a sweet post-dinner treat or mid-day snack. They serve ice cream from Maple View Farm in Hillsborough.

Raleigh Rolls

raleigh rolls rolled ice cream
Chocolate Overload from Raleigh Rolls | Photo courtesy of Raleigh Rolls on Facebook

411 W Morgan Street

Known for: Create-your-own rolled ice cream or specialty creations including Benelux Biscoffee, Chocolate Overload, Mixed Berry and S’mores. Raleigh Rolls’ Morgan Street Food Hall location is currently closed, but you can find the food truck, Rolls on Wheels, around town.

FRESH. Local Ice Cream

FRESH. Local Ice Cream
Photo courtesy of FRESH. Local Ice Cream

6033 Glenwood Avenue

Known for: It’s in the name—FRESH. has been creating innovative flavors of ice cream for 30 years using fresh ingredients from local farms for scoops, sundaes and ice cream cakes.

Kilwins

kilwins ice cream in waffle cone
Photo courtesy of @dakiyah.fit on Instagram

200 Park at N Hills Street; 2004 Boulderstone Way, Cary

Known for: A plethora of homemade flavors, best served in a freshly made waffle cone. Fudge, caramel apples, brittles, truffles and other confections are also available.

Bruster’s

bruster's ice cream
Photo courtesy of HangryHoustonian on Facebook

10450 Durant Road

Known for: More than 150 flavors of premium ice cream, yogurt, sorbet, sherbet and non-dairy ice cream loaded with cookies, candies and almost any other sweet mix-in or topping your heart desires.

Goodberry’s Frozen Custard

goodberry's frozen custard
Photo courtesy of @raleighrosee on Instagram

2421 Spring Forest Road; 9700 Strickland Road; 13260 Strickland Road; 2042 Clark Avenue

Known for: All-natural frozen custard made with just milk, cream, eggs, pure cane sugar, honey and natural vanilla extract (in the vanilla flavor). Every day Goodberry’s features a different flavor, which we recommend blending into their famous Carolina Concrete with your choice of mix-ins.

Ben & Jerry’s

ben & jerry's ice cream
Photo courtesy of @lkrunch on Instagram

3801 Hillsborough Street; 4160 Main Street

Known for: Perhaps America’s most beloved ice cream chain, you can get Ben & Jerry’s famous pints in grocery stores or scooped at two Raleigh locations at North Hills or on Hillsborough Street. At the scoop shops, you’ll find all your favorite flavors and more, including milkshakes, sundaes and chocolate dipped waffle cones.

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