Written by Gina Smith | Photos by Anthony Harden & Courtesy the establishments
Where to Scoop Up Locally Made Ice Cream in Western North Carolina
Whether or not we’re not literally screaming for it, as the old song goes, ice cream undoubtedly holds sweet sway over summer. Even in less sun-kissed seasons, just the thought of a cone topped with a cool scoop (or three?) of your favorite flavor brings a rush of nostalgia for the days of swimsuits, bare feet, and outdoor fun.
From friendly soft-serve stands to high-end gelato bars, Western North Carolina communities are home to a smorgasbord of frozen-treats traders, including some Asheville-area businesses who take pride in sourcing from nearby farmers and makers to churn out hand-crafted frosty offerings with a distinctly local taste.
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