Take the “100 Flavor Challenge” at Pelican’s SnoBalls. “Each season we have dozens of people start, but only a handful finish,” says Miles Abbason, co-owner of Pelican’s SnoBalls in the north and central Durham locations. For a cool spot to watch fireworks this July 4, head to their Fayetteville Street location overlooking downtown.
Stack up that sweet cream in a cone at The Parlour. If the season works in their favor, honeysuckle ice cream with a berry swirl will be this summer’s prize gem at their brick-and-mortar on Market Street, as well as on the road with their food truck bus (regularly making appearances at Durham Central Park rodeos). Cocoa Cinnamon is now selling their baked goods, and their ice cream can also be found at Bulldega, Dashi, Dos Perros and Rue Cler.
And make sure to try some of Locopops’ seasonal delights this summer: lavender cream, cran-apple jalapeno (one of founder Summer Bicknell’s faves) and peach! Look for the addition of lemon lavender sorbet and strawberry lemonade to their Bulls’ athletic park stand, and find Locopops around town at events like Duke Performance’s Music in the Gardens and Back Porch Music on the Lawn.