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Cheap Eats: Beat the heat with frozen treats

A monthly roundup of ethnic eats, counter service chow and other tasty bargains. In this month’s edition, we beat the summer heat with frozen treats.

Citizen Yogurt

6300 Creedmoor Road, Raleigh

919-848-4221

citizenyogurt.com

Chill with: self-serve frozen yogurt made from milk with rBST-free cows and handmade fresh fruit popsicles.

Maple View Farm

6900 Rocky Ridge Road, Hillsborough

919-960-5535

mapleviewfarm.com

Chill with: homemade ice cream and sorbet; enjoy it while sitting in a rocking chair on the front porch of this farmland shop.

La Vita Dolce

610 Market St., Chapel Hill

919-968-1635

lavitadolcecafe.com

Chill with: House-made Italian style gelato and sorbetto.

Locopops

2604-A Hillsborough Road, Durham

919-286-3500

ilovelocopops.com

Chill with: paletas, Mexican popsicles made with natural ingredients; try cardamom latte or mango chile.

Lumpy’s

306 E. Wait Ave., Wake Forest

919-878-7700

lumpysicecream.com

Chill with: homemade ice cream; rotating selection covers the flavor spectrum from banana walnut to bacon and bourbon.

Moonlight Swirl

6679 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh

919-846-1294

moonlightswirl.com

Chill with: frozen yogurt for special diets – a rotating selection of 12 non-sugar, low-fat and non-fat flavors made with pro-biotic cultures.

The Parlour

117 Market St., Durham

919-564-7999

theparlour.co

Chill with: homemade ice cream for the aficionado; flavors range from “basic” vanilla (made with Nielsen-Massey vanilla) and Callebaut chocolate, to seasonal treats such as wild-foraged juneberry.

Pelican’s

See website for multiple area locations

pelicanssnoballs.com

Chill with: New Orleans style shaved ice SnoBalls; rainbow assortment of more than 100 flavors.

Sweet Spoons

10750 Wakefield Commons Drive, Raleigh; 772 W. Williams St., Apex

919-453-2382

sweetspoons.com

Chill with: self-serve frozen yogurt (non-fat and low fat) and yogurt smoothies.

Treat

305 S. Blount St., Raleigh

919-307-9390

treatraleigh.com

Chill with: Maple View Farm ice creams, shakes, malts and “creations,” such as the Johnny Cashew (scoop of double chocolate, dark chocolate syrup, cashews, chocolate sprinkles).

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