7 Dessert Shops to Visit Across the Triangle

Enjoy a family treat night out at one of these North Carolina-based sweet shops
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1. Goodberry's Creamery

Cary, Durham, Garner, Raleigh and Wake Forest
Enjoy frozen custard concoctions such as the Carolina Concrete, frozen custard cakes and the flavor of the day.

2. Duck Donuts

100 Wrenn Dr. Suite 101, Cary
8323 Creedmoor Rd., Raleigh

There's nothing like the hot, fresh taste of made-to-order donuts with a hearty cup of coffee. Named after the company's first location in Duck, North Carolina, Duck Donuts serves their toasty treats right out of the oven with your choice of coating and topping. 


3. Krispy Kreme

Chapel Hill, Fuquay-Varina, Knightdale, Raleigh and Wake Forest
Speaking of donuts, Vernon Rudolph began selling his secret yeast-raised donuts — made from a New Orleans French chef's recipe — to local grocery stores in 1937 in what is now Old Salem in Winston-Salem. Visit the Raleigh shop on Person Street to watch donuts being made – then enjoy one hot off the assembly line.

4. Mr. Cool Ice Cream

1011 Beaver Creek Commons Dr., Apex
Experience a bowl of Thai-style ice cream rolls at Mr. Cool Ice Cream, a new treat shop in Apex. To order this unique dessert, choose from a diverse menu of combinations, or make your own by choosing an ice cream base and adding a mixer and topping. Then have fun watching the process of blending, flattening and rolling ice cream into perfection. 

5. Locopops

2618 Hillsborough Rd., Durham
Not your everyday ice pops! Try Mexican Chocolate, Mango Chile or Pomegranate Tangerine to spice things up. Mainstream flavors include Cookies-N-Cream, Very Berry and Chocolate Brownie, to name a few.

6. Maple View Farm

6900 Rocky Ridge Rd., Hillsborough
Indulge in farm fresh, hormone- and antibiotic-free ice cream at Maple View Farm, one of Yahoo.com's "Best spots for ice cream in the U.S." Visit the farm or pick some up at local stores that sell the sweet treat (locations on the website).

7. Sunni Sky's (REOPENS MARCH 1)

8617 Hwy. 55 South, Angier
Southwest Wake County residents don't mind driving south across the Harnett County line for Sunni Sky's homemade ice cream. Choose from more than 90 homemade flavors – and sample one or two to see what you're missing!


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