If you are an ice cream lover in Charlotte, you’re in luck! These five awesome ice cream shops in the QC serve up perfect cold, creamy treats to satisfy your sweet tooth in this hot summer weather. Whether you are looking for homemade ice cream or Italian gelato, Charlotte has the ice cream shop for you, so make sure you head out to one of these the next time your ice cream craving hits.
1. Golden Cow Creamery
Golden Cow Creamery is Charlotte's first craft ice cream shop, which just opened up this year in South End. Golden Cow prides itself in serving customers homemade ice cream each day and creating interesting flavor combinations that are absolutely irresistible.
To ensure freshness and quality every visit, Golden Cow Creamery only offers a limited number of flavors each month. Customers will always find six regular flavors on the menu which include Rich Chocolate, Creamy Vanilla, Fresh Strawberry, Mint Chocolate Chip, Salted Oreo (our favorite!) and Dunkaroos. If that wasn't enough, Golden Cow also develops 3 to 4 feature flavors which they will have for one month at a time. You can find the feature flavors each month by following
Golden Cow Creamery has quickly made a name for itself with Charlotte locals, and we know once you try it, you'll want to keep going back to try every flavor.
170 W Summit Ave., Charlotte, NC 28203
2. Two Scoops Creamery
This funky ice cream shop in Plaza Midwood serves 32 flavors of ice cream to Charlotte locals and as has gained a great reputation for not only their mouthwatering concoctions, but also the colorful murals of ice cream that adorn their walls. Favorite flavors include all the regulars like Vanilla, Chocolate and Strawberry, as well as some creative mixes like Smurf Marshmallow, Midnight Snacker, and Superman.
You can have your ice cream in a traditional cone, waffle cone, waffle cone bowl, double cone or cup, and there are plenty of toppings to add to the craziness. When customers walk in, they will be welcomed into a bright friendly atmosphere with music playing and the owner dancing behind the counter. Two Scoops Creamery is definitely a sight to see and a taste to try, so make sure you head out there for dessert one day soon.
913 Central Ave., Charlotte NC 28204
3. Elizabeth Creamery
Elizabeth Creamery is a homey little ice cream shop located on Elizabeth Avenue right behind the trolley tracks. A family owned business, Elizabeth Creamery has become known for its homemade, local ice cream as well as its traditional ice cream shop atmosphere. Residents of Elizabeth neighborhood often take an after dinner stroll to the creamery to satisfy their dessert craving. With fresh ice cream being made every day, it's hard to resist a treat from Elizabeth's.
Favorite flavors include Brownie Fudge, Black Cherry, Ginger, and Heavenly Hash. Next time you are in the area you should definitely stop in to enjoy this local favorite.
1535 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204
4. Va Da Vie
Va Da Vie Gelato is a newer gelato shop located right in the middle of Park Road Shopping Center - Charlotte's oldest and most popular shopping centers. Va Da Vie specializes in small batches of traditional Italian gelato. Using natural ingredients and fresh flavors, Va Da Vie has become a hit with customers who are wanting a cool treat and a break from shopping.
Popular flavors include Coffee, Chocolate, Pistachio, Lemon Ricotta, Hazelnut, and Stracciatella. Customers can take their order to go or enjoy it at a sidewalk table outside the cafe. If you are looking for a real Italian dessert, you must visit Va Da Vie. It is the next best thing to eating gelato in Italy!
4203 Park Rd., Charlotte, NC 28209
5. Ninety's Ice Cream & Sandwiches
Ninety's Ice Cream & Sandwiches is a shop in the University area of Charlotte that is known for serving up some of the most outstanding ice cream creations you can imagine. The menu consists of anything from a Birthday Cake Macaroon Ice Cream Sandwich to Reese's Puffs Milkshakes and Cookie Dough Pops.
The desserts that you will find at Ninety's will delight the kid in you and make sure you get that afternoon sweet craving taken care of. Nintey's can turn any ice cream of your choice into an elaborate ice cream sandwich, so head out to the University area today and make sure you find your favorite.
9009 J M Keynes Dr. # 4, Charlotte, NC 28262
Where’s your go-to ice cream shop in Charlotte? Let us know in the comments along with any interesting flavors you’ve tried recently!