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List: Best local ice cream

Posted July 22, 2018 10:31 a.m. EDT
Updated July 22, 2018 11:03 a.m. EDT

— It's hard to find bad ice cream -- but when it's good, it's so good! These were your top five selections for the best local ice cream shops in WRAL's 2017 Voters Choice Awards.

Andia's Homemade Ice Cream

Andia's, located in west Cary, was recently recognized nationally for their French vanilla ice cream. The shop is also known for its unique ice cream flavors (like lemon basil sorbet and baklava) and sundaes (like the warm doughnut ice cream sundae).

Address: 10120 Green Level Church Road #208 in Cary

Two Roosters Ice Cream

Two Roosters is also known for creative ice cream flavors like margarita, blackberry hibiscus and butterscotch haystack. Of course, their classic flavors are amazing too! We just found out this week that a new location is coming to downtown Raleigh.

Address: 7713 Lead Mine Road #49 in Raleigh

Mama Bird's Cookies + Cream

Mama Bird's Cookies + Cream is worth the drive! The shop features custard-style ice cream with a rotating selection of flavors featuring scratch-made ingredients. You can also find cookies, cobbler, chocolate-covered bananas, ice cream cookie sandwiches and brownies. Yum!

Address: 304 N. Main Street in Holly Springs

Lumpy's Ice Cream

Lumpy's features ice cream made with locally-sourced ingredients. It is known for its waffle cones and amazing gingerbread sundae.

Address: 306 Wait Avenue in Wake Forest

Sunni Sky's

Sunni Sky's features more than 100 homemade flavors. The cash-only shop is known for its tasty flavors like banana pudding and Rice Krispy Treat as well as one of the spiciest ice creams around. Cold Sweat features some of the hottest peppers in the world -- visitors even need to sign a liability waiver to try it!

Address: 8617 NC-55 in Angier


This list was compiled from WRAL's 2017 Voters Choice Awards finalists, which awarded businesses, people and services in more than 100 categories, including best barbecue, best blogger, best pizza, best biscuits and more.