These shops in Raleigh, North Carolina provide delicious ice cream and frozen treats, while offering customers pure bliss in the summertime heat. Although I normally try to stay away from anything close to a dessert, I cannot resist the frozen delights presented by these local favorites.
Located across from the North Carolina State bell tower on Hillsborough Street, Locopops creates gourmet frozen pops that are destined to satisfy any sweet tooth. The dairy based ice cream creations or “Paletas De Crema,” feature selections like Mexican Chocolate, Cookies and Cream, and Strawberries and Cream. If you are more of a sorbet fan, the “Paletas De Agua” showcases phenomenal flavors like Mojito, Pomegranate Tangerine, and Mango Chile. These gourmet pops are all homemade so it is easy to see why Locopops is a favorite among locals in Raleigh. Make sure you bring cash, because this shop does not accept plastic. Nothing fancy in terms of the décor, but you will certainly get a delectable frozen treat that is worth every penny.
1908 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27607
Creating scrumptious frozen custard, Goodberry’s is another local favorite in the area. According to their website, “Beginning with the philosophy that only the best is good enough, Goodberry’s applies that philosophy to every ingredient we use in making our frozen custard. It begins with fresh heavy cream, whole milk, natural cane sugar, and eggs; eggs that give Goodberry’s Frozen Custard its special smoothness and texture.” This shop features a few primary selections, and a yummy “flavor of the day” like Burgundy Cherry, Sweat Cream, Chocolate Malt and many others. A great place to sit outside, chat, and enjoy a little indulgence via the frozen custard. Who could ask for anything more?
2042 Clark Ave
Raleigh, NC 27605
Ben & Jerry’s
Located in the North Hills Mall area, this Ben & Jerry’s is situated in an ideal location. You can go for a stroll and window shop, all while eating your ice cream. Of course, most people have experienced the wonderful ice cream at Ben & Jerry’s. It is one place in the world you know you can visit for fantastic flavors, and a ton of variety anywhere in the world. My personal favorite is a freshly baked waffle cone, topped with a scoop (or two) of Coffee Coffee BuzzBuzzBuzz®. It offers the perfect summertime treat. Other flavors available at this shop include Orange & Cream, Strawberry Cheesecake, and New York Super Fudge Chunk®. The ultimate pit stop after doing a bit of shopping at North Hills Mall.
Ben & Jerry’s
4217 Six Folks Road
Raleigh, NC 27609