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5 Triangle Ice Cream Shops Guaranteed to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

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Nothing beats a scoop of ice cream on a hot summer day. In honor of National Ice Cream Day on July 18, and to help you beat this heat, we’re sharing some of our fave spots to grab a cone. Here’s the scoop on our fave Triangle ice cream shops!

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If you’ve craving bold flavors or monster milkshakes—like the ones in the photo above—you have to head over to Andia’s Homemade Ice Cream! Their menu is full of tasty flavors available year-round plus monthly specials. In addition to your traditional cone, Andia’s also serves sammies, flights, crazy cake shakes, and of course, their monster shakes! Their ice cream is both Imstagrammable and delicious; it’s a win-win! 

🗓 TUES—THURS | 2PM—9PM
🗓 FRI | 2PM—10PM
🗓 SAT | 12PM—10PM
🗓 SUN | 12PM—9PM

📍West Cary
10120 Green Level Rd #208

📍Southeast Cary
1008 Ryan Rd

Two Roosters isn’t your average ice cream shop. Sure they have traditional flavors like classic chocolate and two-fold vanilla, but each month the shop has an extensive list of themed featured flavors. July theme? The Greatest Hits! Their specials are something else, like one of this month’s features: Earl Grey Lemon Cookie Dough! Where do they come up with these? 

Bonus: if you’re lactose intolerant (and actually avoid dairy) they always have two non-dairy options and a vegan option!

🗓 TUES—THURS | 12PM—9PM
🗓 FRI—SAT | 12PM—9PM
🗓 SUN | 2PM—9PM

📍Greystone Village
7713 Lead Mine Rd #49

📍Person St. Plaza
215 E Franklin St Suite 120

📍Durham
800 Tay St Suite 9-100

Calling all Wolfpack fans! This is the ultimate way to satisfy your sweet tooth while supporting your fave Triangle team. Howling Cow Ice Cream is made right on campus in Schaub Hall with local ingredients and fresh milk straight from their Raleigh farm. Try their unique flavors like Cherry Brickyard or the Chancellor’s Choice to get the full Howling Cow experience!

And while you’re trying to decide which delicious flavor to try next, take the “Which Howling Cow Flavor Are You?” quiz to find your match!

🗓 Daily | 12PM—8PM

📍Dairy Education Center and Creamery
100 Dairy Ln

Located in the heart of both downtown Cary and Apex along with on Glenwood Avenue, FRESH is taking over the Triangle ice cream scene! Their menu features all sorts of delicious sundaes, milkshakes, banana splits, and even a doggie sundae for your four-legged friend! Check out their social media for their monthly special flavors!

Raleigh
🗓 Daily | 11AM—11PM

Cary
🗓 SUN—THURS | 11:30AM—10PM
🗓 FRI—SAT | 11:30AM—11PM

Apex
🗓 SUN—THURS | 11:30AM—10PM
🗓 FRI—SAT | 11:30AM—11PM

📍Raleigh
6033 Glenwood Ave

📍Cary
138 E Chatham St

📍Apex
109 N Salem St

Get ready for the most unique ice cream experience. Raleigh Rolls features an ice cream style popular in Southeast Asia. Ingredients are poured onto an anti-griddle to freeze away into your chosen flavor. This isn’t only a tasty treat, but it’s also a super Instagrammable experience! We’re obsessed with their flavor combos like Grandma’s Nanner Puddin’ and the Monkey Around! Plus, you can never go wrong with getting your rolls in a waffle taco! 

🗓 SUN—THURS | 12PM—10PM
🗓 FRI—SAT | 12PM—11PM

📍411 W Morgan St

Be sure to tag us in your ice cream adventures @StuffToDoInRaleigh and use #stufftodoinraleigh to be featured on our page! And if you’re looking for other fun things to do, check the UNATION app and our City Guide.

Anna Brescia

Anna Brescia

Anna is a blogger for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Raleigh City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Raleigh area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinRaleigh on Instagram and Facebook.

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