Scoop up some cool treats: 5 places to find ice cream & more

Pelican's SnoBalls, with locations in Mebane and Burlington, offers more than 100 flavors of snow cones. / Hollyann Gardner, Times-News correspondent

By Hollyann Gardner
Times-News correspondent

Is summer boredom getting to you? Are the 90-degree temperatures keeping you indoors 24/7? Remedy your struggles by indulging in a classic summer treat. Here are 5 unique local places to find your next favorite frozen delicacy:

Pelican’s SnoBalls

   Located throughout North Carolina, including one place in Mebane and two in Burlington, Pelican’s is your No. 1 spot for a classic cold treat - snow cones. Pelican’s offers more than 100 flavors, ranging from strawberry cheesecake to spearmint to dill pickle. All locations are family owned and operated, and they provide outdoor picnic table seating, perfect for soaking up some sun. They describe their snow cones as “the perfect blend of snow and flavor.”
Pelican’s can be found at three different locations in Alamance County - 408 W Center Street in Mebane, 903 S. Graham-Hopedale Road in Burlington, and 1172 St. Marks Church Road in Burlington. The Mebane location is open from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. every day, and the Burlington locations are open from noon to 9 p.m. every day except Sunday, on which they are open from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Contact the Mebane location by calling 919-491-2801, and contact both Burlington locations by calling 919-641-9073. For more information, visit their website at

Yogurt Cafe and Coffee Creations

   This delightful frozen yogurt shop is perfect for a summer afternoon hangout. It features a wide range of frozen yogurt flavors and toppings, as well as coffee and other drinks if you’re in the mood for something different. Board games and other items are available free of charge to play with, which makes it a fun place to be with friends. It is conveniently located near several restaurants, which makes it a perfect place to stop after lunch or dinner.
Yogurt Cafe and Coffee Creations is located at 1701 NC 119 in Mebane. It is open from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays. Contact them by calling 919-568-8407. For more information visit their Facebook page at

Muffin’s Ice Cream Shoppe

   Muffin’s is located in downtown Mebane, and it is the perfect classic old-fashioned ice cream parlor for all your family and friends. Muffin’s has delicious ice cream sent directly from Mapleview Farms, and the best homemade waffle cones you will ever have. Also featured are Waffle Boats, which are waffle cookies formed into a “boat” shape with scoops of ice cream inside and plenty of toppings.
Muffin’s is located at 109 N. Fourth Street in Mebane. It is open from from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. every day. Contact them by calling 919-619-7056. For more information, visit their Facebook page by searching Muffin’s Ice Cream Shoppe on

Cold Stone Creamery

   Cold Stone is like the Burlington version of Ben & Jerry’s. With ice cream loaded with tons of delectable toppings, it is easily some of the best classic ice cream you can find in Alamance County. Cold Stone features everything from blueberry sorbet loaded with donut bits, to a classic chocolate packed favorite dubbed Chocolate Devotion. It is conveniently located in the popular shopping center Alamance Crossing.
Cold Stone is located at 3160 Walden Lane in Burlington. It is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Contact them by calling 336-538-1338. For more information visit their website at

Yo Zone

   Located right at the front of Holly Hill Mall, Yo Zone is a fun, brightly colored classic frozen yogurt joint. Yo Zone supplies fruity flavors (i.e. Mango Sorbet & Peach Medley) and many flavors based on popular desserts (Strawberry Shortcake, Tiramisu and Birthday Cake, just to name a few). You also have the option to mix certain flavors together (for example Triple Chocolate and Island Coconut come together to make Mounds Bar).
Yo Zone is located at 309 Huffman Mill Road #410 in Burlington. It is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day except Sunday, when it is open from noon to 9 p.m. Contact them by calling 336-270-5262. For more information visit their Facebook page at

Hollyann Gardner is a rising home-schooled sophomore and a Teens & 20s writer.

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