Top 16 Local Spots for Frozen Treats

Top 16 Local Spots for Frozen Treats

Monday, May 22 2017

As the temperature continues to rise we're turning to Charlotte's best frozen treats to keep us cool. From gourmet popsicles to massive macaroon ice cream sandwiches to classic homemade flavors, we've rounded up the 16 top places to score a frozen sweet treat in Charlotte.

SOUTHEND / SOUTH CHARLOTTE

Cool Down at the King of Pops POP SHOP at King of Pops
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Cool Down at the King of Pops POP SHOP

Recognized around Charlotte for their pop-up coolers and rainbow umbrellas, King of Pops finally has a brick-and-mortar store! Stop by their new South End shop for some sweet summertime goodness.

Cool Down at the King of Pops POP SHOP
$   .  King of Pops   .  Charlotte
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Grub on Burgers & Soft Serve at Mr. K's at Mr K's Soft Ice Cream
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Grub on Burgers & Soft Serve at Mr. K's

Need a quick bite or to cool off with a swirled soft serve? Don't settle for something boring, opt for flavor and fun at Mr. K's.

Grub on Burgers & Soft Serve at Mr. K's
$   .  Mr K's Soft Ice Cream   .  Charlotte
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Dig Into Craft Ice Cream at Golden Cow Creamery at Golden Cow Creamery
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Dig Into Craft Ice Cream at Golden Cow Creamery

Head to Golden Cow Creamery for ice cream made the right way—by hand with the purest ingredients. They aren't skimping on flavor profiles either, come for simple pleasures or to taste something new.

Dig Into Craft Ice Cream at Golden Cow Creamery
$   .  Golden Cow Creamery   .  Charlotte
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Indulge Your Inner Gourmet with Gelato from Va Da Vie at Va da Vie
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Indulge Your Inner Gourmet with Gelato from Va Da Vie

The Paglias, graduates of Carpagiani Gelato University (why didn't we go here?), have an unassuming gelato shop right smack in the middle of Park Road Shopping Center. We dare you not to fall in love.

Indulge Your Inner Gourmet with Gelato from Va Da Vie
$   .  Va da Vie   .  Charlotte
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Dine at Pike's Old Fashioned Soda Shop at Pike's Old Fashioned Soda Shop
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Dine at Pike's Old Fashioned Soda Shop

Pike's Old Fashioned Soda Shop takes you back to a simpler time, with a all-American diner-inspired menu that's executed with authenticity. Come for unpretentious eats and floats!

Dine at Pike's Old Fashioned Soda Shop
$   .  Pike's Old Fashioned Soda Shop   .  Charlotte
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UPTOWN

Satisfy Your Sugar Cravings at Bar Cocoa at Bar Cocoa
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Satisfy Your Sugar Cravings at Bar Cocoa

Bar Cocoa is dessert bliss—glass cases stocked with decadent macarons, gelato and morsels of chocolate. What makes it even better? It's located in The Ritz, but you wouldn't know from the prices.

Satisfy Your Sugar Cravings at Bar Cocoa
$   .  Bar Cocoa   .  Charlotte
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Get Iced at Ice Shavers in the EpiCenter at AC Hotel and Residence Inn
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Get Iced at Ice Shavers in the EpiCenter

No, not that kind of 'iced'—we're talking shaved ice snow cones with real fruit. Try delicious combos like strawberry shortcake, cinnamon roll and banana pudding. This is not your typical shaved ice.

Get Iced at Ice Shavers in the EpiCenter
$   .  AC Hotel and Residence Inn   .  Charlotte
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MATTHEWS

Discover Old Fashioned Sorbet Gelato at Artisen Gelato at Artisen Gelato
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Discover Old Fashioned Sorbet Gelato at Artisen Gelato

As a South American Gelatoria, Artisen Gelato creates creamy sorbet-like gelato from scratch using 100% natural fruit. All of their gelato is dairy free and gluten free with bold fresh flavors.

Discover Old Fashioned Sorbet Gelato at Artisen Gelato
$   .  Artisen Gelato   .  Matthews
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Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth at Jolly Rolls Ice Cream at Jolly Rolls Ice Cream
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Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth at Jolly Rolls Ice Cream

Step 1: Choose from 21 signature flavors. Step 2: Jolly Rolls hand rolls your ice cream right before your eyes! Step 3: Enjoy! Bonus, the unique treat takes less than two minutes to craft.

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth at Jolly Rolls Ice Cream
$   .  Jolly Rolls Ice Cream   .  Matthews
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ELIZABETH / PLAZA / NODA

Get Melt-in-Your-Mouth Treats at Elizabeth Creamery at Elizabeth Creamery Ice Cream
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Get Melt-in-Your-Mouth Treats at Elizabeth Creamery

Elizabeth Creamery is a family owned ice cream shop right smack in the middle of a fine dining mecca. Scoot on over for homemade waffle cones, classic flavors and out-of-the-box creations.

Get Melt-in-Your-Mouth Treats at Elizabeth Creamery
$   .  Elizabeth Creamery Ice Cream   .  Charlotte
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Double the Sweetness at Two Scoops Creamery at Two Scoops Creamery
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Double the Sweetness at Two Scoops Creamery

Two Scoops offers 32+ fresh churned, homemade year round flavors as well as scores of seasonal flavors! All of the recipes are family secrets—made with all natural ingredients and love.

Double the Sweetness at Two Scoops Creamery
$   .  Two Scoops Creamery   .  Charlotte
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Get Your Gelato Double Dipped at Popbar at Popbar
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Get Your Gelato Double Dipped at Popbar

Choose your pop base (gelato, sorbet or yogurt), pick your dip (white, dark or milk chocolate), choose your 'poppings' (from sprinkles to cereal), then watch the Popologist create your pop and enjoy!

Get Your Gelato Double Dipped at Popbar
$   .  Popbar   .  Charlotte
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NORTH CHARLOTTE

Treat Your Taste Buds to Ninety's Sandwiches & Ice Cream at Ninety's Sandwiches & Ice Cream
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Treat Your Taste Buds to Ninety's Sandwiches & Ice Cream

Enjoy Ninety's sweet treats and good eats! Best known for their Macaroon Ice Cream Sandwiches and cereal milkshakes, they also serve a full menu of burgers, salads and wraps.

Treat Your Taste Buds to Ninety's Sandwiches & Ice Cream
$   .  Ninety's Sandwiches & Ice Cream   .  Charlotte
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Enjoy Old Town Charm with your Ice Cream at Carolina Cones at Carolina Cones
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Enjoy Old Town Charm with your Ice Cream at Carolina Cones

Though they pride themselves on the old time feel, Carolina Cones has kept up with the times offering soft serve ice cream, hand dipped cones and Dippin' Dots in addition to their homemade ice cream.

Enjoy Old Town Charm with your Ice Cream at Carolina Cones
Free   .  Carolina Cones   .  Cornelius
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Delight in Homemade Frozen Custard at Whit's at Whit's Frozen Custard
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Delight in Homemade Frozen Custard at Whit's

Whit's frozen custard is made fresh daily. Choose from Vanilla, Chocolate or the flavor of the week and then customize with toppings or get your cone dipped in chocolate!

Delight in Homemade Frozen Custard at Whit's
$   .  Whit's Frozen Custard   .  Davidson
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COMING SOON!

Roll into Dessert with Nom Nom's Rolled Ice Cream at Nom Nom
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Roll into Dessert with Nom Nom's Rolled Ice Cream +123 fire icon

Located near Victoria's Secret and Fabletics, Nom Nom will be Charlotte's first rolled ice cream shop. This store is expected to open 5/30/2017.

Roll into Dessert with Nom Nom's Rolled Ice Cream
$   .  Nom Nom   .  Charlotte
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Top 16 Local Spots for Frozen Treats
Top 16 Local Spots for Frozen Treats