List: Best local ice cream
Posted July 22, 2018 10:31 a.m. EDT
Updated July 22, 2018 11:03 a.m. EDT
Raleigh, N.C. — 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 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.