Monday, July 16, 2012

Pelican's Sno Balls

Yesterday (Sunday) was the National Ice Cream Day.  Sigh.  A day after our own heart.  If you follow us regularly you know that we LOVE our sweet treats (especially Laura M and her fabulous FroYo addiction).

Another great spot to celebrate your sweet tooth, to embrace it, and to love it is Pelican's Sno Balls.  Pelican's has 3 locations in the Triangle: Apex, Cary and Durham.  My boys and I tried out the Apex spot and loved it.  There was a drive thru (score!) as well as some tables outside to sit.  No inside seating.  But best of all there were a lot of opportunities to satisfy whatever craving you have.

Pelican's specializes in sno balls, as the name screams.  They sell dozens and dozens of flavors of sno cones, some sugar free.  In fact there are so many flavors that the hardest part is deciding what flavor to get.  Some are exotic (they even have the same Tiger's Blood flavor I pondered about in this post here) and some are pretty classic.  It just takes forever to decide: sweet, sour, colorful?!  Luckily Pelican's menu will list for you the most popular flavors just so you can start somewhere.  We also found the staff very helpful.

Pelican's sells New Orleans style sno balls (not sno cones).  From what I can tell from my extensive 2 minute Wikipedia research, New Orleans style means that it is finally shaved ice, like snow.  It is about the quality of the ice and I can attest that it was melt in your mouth thin.

Pelican's also has soft serve cones and cups as well as ice cream with various toppings.  The prices are good (around $2.00 - $4.00 for sno balls).  The kids size is big, by the way.  In fact all servings are generous so be careful what you order.  We ended up having to confiscate C's before there was a major sugar OD.

And be sure to share.  Most of the fun is about getting different flavors so share the love!

Pelican's Sno Balls
Apex: On Highway 55 just south of downtown and Apex Middle School

(919) 422-5954
Cary: In the Swift Creek shopping center at the Pelican's Mini-Golf

(919) 671-7220
Durham: On N Roxboro St. right by Biscuitville, look for the big pink sign
(919) 830-7487


At July 17, 2012 at 11:26 AM , Blogger Leigh Powell Hines (Hines-Sight Blog) said...

They have the best homemade ice cream.

At July 20, 2012 at 9:19 PM , Blogger laura said...

i will definitely have to check this out!


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