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If you do only one thing this weekend, make sure you get some ice cream. July is National Ice Cream Month and this Sunday (7/21) is National Ice Cream Day. You can thank Ronald Reagan for that. The late U.S. president made it official in 1984.

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Luckily, we have plenty of good ice cream shops in the Charlotte area so you shouldn’t have any trouble celebrating the sweet occasion. Here’s a list:

Ben & Jerry’s (Two Charlotte scoop shops)

Dairy Queen (Multiple area locations)

Elizabeth Creamery (Elizabeth neighborhood – Try the red bean ice cream!)

Golden Cow Creamery (Charlotte)

Haagen-Dazs (SouthPark Mall)

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams (SouthEnd, Park Road Shopping Center, NoDa)

La Michoacana Natural Ice Cream & More (North Charlotte)

The Local Scoop (Promenade on Providence)

Mr. K’s Soft Ice Cream (SouthEnd)

Ninety’s Ice Cream & Sandwiches (University Area)

Tony’s Ice Cream (Gastonia)

Two Scoops Creamery (Charlotte, Mooresville)

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