Fresh is an adorable place for ice cream in the Raleigh area. The location I visited is a really cute ice cream stand, with some seating and cornhole out back for when the weather is nice.
It’s in a strip mall complex, so parking is plentiful.
The employee who served me wasn’t overly friendly, but she was very accommodating, letting me get two flavors with a small and try whatever I asked for. The prices were reasonable, without an obvious hike due to being in a city.
I was happy to see they offer four to go flavors in a flight for $13.49, and they offer sundae kits for parties.
I was surprised by the lack of gluten-free flavors, but those I could have were clearly labeled on the menu – it’s the first time I’ve ever seen that! It made me really happy, and frankly it helps to make up for less than warm service.
Here’s what I tried:
Salted Caramel Brownie – I didn’t get the brownie in my bite, but the caramel wasn’t my favorite flavor. It had a nice consistency though.
Spiced Eggnog – This was so good! It tastes just like an eggnog with nutmeg and maybe some rum. It’s a delicious flavor, quite creamy. A real winner. I’ve never had better eggnog ice cream!
Dutch Chocolate – Wow, this was perfect. Smooth, creamy and the perfect level of richness for Dutch.
I highly recommend Fresh for locally made, super tasty ice cream. It’s not a sit down, super friendly situation, but if local ice cream is your focus, it’s hard to beat!
If you enjoyed this, you might also like reading my review of Treat in downtown Raleigh.
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