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The 10 Best Ice Cream Shops In Raleigh

Updated: June 28, 2022

Wishing you for the summer holidays and sundaes? These Raleigh ice cream spots will make you feel like you're on vacation! We analyzed all the top review sites and user and expert opinions to compile this ultimate list of ice cream places! Get to these stores for the freshest fruit ice cream or fizziest vanilla floats in Raleigh.

Find the perfect Ice cream spot

Two Roosters Ice Cream

Desserts, $, MordecaiDesserts, $Raleigh, Mordecai
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • U-Nation, 2021

    5 Triangle Ice Cream Shops Guaranteed to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

    U-Nation, 2021
  • Hoodline, 2019

    4 top spots for ice cream and frozen yogurt in Raleigh

    Hoodline, 2019

Amorino Gelato

Desserts, $$, CentralDesserts, $$Raleigh, Central
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Jonesing for desserts? Check out Raleigh's top 4 spots

    Hoodline, 2019

Goodberrys Frozen Custard

Desserts, $, North RaleighDesserts, $Raleigh, North Raleigh
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Kilwins

Desserts, $$, Falls of NeuseDesserts, $$Raleigh, Falls of Neuse
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Craving ice cream and frozen yogurt? Here are Raleigh's top 5 options

    Hoodline, 2019

La Michoacana Premium

Desserts, $, Falls of NeuseDesserts, $Raleigh, Falls of Neuse
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Bruster's Real Ice Cream

Desserts, $, North RaleighDesserts, $Raleigh, North Raleigh
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0

Goodberry's Frozen Custard

Desserts, $, North RaleighDesserts, $Raleigh, North Raleigh
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0

Videri Chocolate Factory

Desserts, $$, CentralDesserts, $$Raleigh, Central
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Captain Cookie

Desserts, $, South CentralDesserts, $Raleigh, South Central
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2020

    4 top spots for ice cream and frozen yogurt in Raleigh

    Hoodline, 2020

Flavors Ice Cream

Desserts, $$, RaleighDesserts, $$Raleigh
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

How did we curate this list?

Finding the best Ice cream spots in Raleigh can take way too long. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 823905 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 3295 restaurants, and 212 lists and articles from top sources like Hoodline. These top contenders have appeared in Hoodline - Craving ice cream and frozen yogurt? Here are Raleigh's top 5 options, Hoodline - Jonesing for desserts? Check out Raleigh's top 4 spots and Hoodline - 4 top spots for ice cream and frozen yogurt in Raleigh. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Recurring questions

Fresh Local Ice Cream- Raleigh and Two Roosters Ice Cream are the highest-rated food trucks that serve ice cream in Raleigh.

Jason's Deli and Dairy Queen Grill & Chill are the highest-rated ice cream spots for take-out in Raleigh.

Jason's Deli and Dairy Queen Grill & Chill are the highest-rated ice cream spots for a pick-up order in Raleigh.

Jason's Deli and Dairy Queen Grill & Chill are the highest-rated spots for ice cream delivery in Raleigh.

Jason's Deli is the highest-rated vegan ice cream place in Raleigh.

Drink pairing tips for Ice cream

  • The perfect complement to cookie dough ice cream


    Experts suggest pairing a cookie dough ice cream with a glass of Chardonnay, a popular white wine.


  • The ultimate drink pairing for strawberry ice cream


    Finding the ideal drink pairing for strawberry ice cream can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some pink wine, particularly a glass of Rosé. This, off-dry, pink wine balances the fruit strawberry ice cream.

  • Pair Champagne with vanilla bean ice cream

    The semi-sweet flavors in Champagne makes it a great sparkling wine to pair with vanilla bean ice cream.

Fun facts about Ice cream

  • The best day for ice cream

    If you’re ever in The United States during July, be ready to celebrate National Ice Cream Day.

  • 3,010 pounds of strawberry ice-cream

    In Cedarburg, The United States, Ice cream-lovers celebrated a special day on June 28, 2014. Some still remember this as the day when the strawberry ice-cream was made, weighing no less than 3,010 pounds.


  • Amazing Ice cream in Utica

    Ever seen a ice cream eating contest? Then consider visiting Utica in October for the Utica Ice Cream Festival.

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