13 must-try frozen treats in Charlotte

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Macaron ice cream sandwich

Where to get it: Ninety’s Ice Cream & Sandwiches, 9009 JM Keynes Drive, Charlotte NC 28262 (temporarily closed for renovations; grand reopening June 17)
What it is: A thick hunk of ice cream sandwiched between two delicate French meringue-based wafers

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Classic soft serve cone

Where to get it: Mr. K’s Soft Ice Cream, 2107 South Boulevard, Charlotte NC 28203
What it is: You know the drill — a generous mountain of perfectly swirled ice cream (chocolate, vanilla or both twisted). Get it dipped to add a crunchy chocolate shell. You should also try the snowball, layers of Italian ice and ice cream.

Gelato on a stick

Where to get it: Popbar, 3123 N. Davidson Street, Charlotte NC 28205
What it is: Frozen gelato or sorbetto pops dipped in your choice of chocolate and toppings

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Rolled ice cream

Where to get it: Jolly Rolls Ice Cream, 10020 Monroe Road, Matthews NC 28105
What it is: Ice cream prepared in a thin layer on a frozen slab and then scraped into tidy little rolls. It takes about 2 minutes. Don’t get it? Watch the video below.

Rainbow bowl

Where to get it: Rico’s Acai, 510 S. College Street, Charlotte NC 28202
What it is: Frozen pureed fruit topped with a rainbow of diced fresh fruit. Top it off with Nutella or almond butter.

Prosecco pops

Where to get it: Sycamore Brewing, 2161 Hawkins Street, Charlotte NC 28203
What it is: Literally a glass of prosecco with a King of Pops popsicle in it. You can also find this drink at City Lights Rooftop where it’s called the Sparkle & Pop.

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Paletas

Where to get it: La Michoacana Paleteria and Cocos Locos
What it is: Frozen pops usually made with fresh fruit juice and chunks of real fruit

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Bubblegum paleta at Cocos Locos

Dunkaroo ice cream cookie sandwich

Where to get it: Golden Cow Creamery, 170 W. Summit Avenue, Charlotte NC 28203
What it is: Homemade Dunkaroo ice cream sandwiched between two Gateau Baking Company sprinkle sugar cookies

HEX latte popsicle

Where to get it: King of Pops, 2500 Dunavant Street, Charlotte NC 28203
What it is: For when cold brew isn’t cold enough and iced coffee isn’t icy enough — frozen pops made with HEX Coffee’s cold brew, cream and sugar

Shave ice

Where to get it: Tropical Snow, 4201 Park Road, Charlotte NC 28209
What it is: A mound of shaved ice topped with your choice of flavored syrup. Find it in the old Park Road Key Shop hut at Park Road Shopping Center.

Frosé

Where to get it: Kindred, 131 N. Main Street, Davidson NC 28036
What it is: Basically a wine slushie — rosé sweetened with fruit juice, frozen and blended up.

Shaved ice cream

Where to get it: Tea Fusion Cafe, 440 E. McCullugh Drive, Charlotte NC 28262
What it is: Delicate ribbons of shaved ice cream topped with jellies, popping pearls, mochi, beans or taro chunks

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Pitaya bowl

Where to get it: Clean Juice, multiple locations
What it is: A naturally hot pink frozen blend of pitaya (dragonfruit), mango, banana and almond milk topped with granola, chia seeds, goji berries and coconut flakes

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