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You voted and the winner is finally revealed. Our 2020 K104.7’s GAME OF CONES winner for best ice cream shop in Charlotte North Carolina is…drum roll, please…


Owned by a mother and daughter team, Nicole Corso, and her mom Sandy Corso, Around The World Cafe serves rolled ice cream that is made in-house with the freshest ingredients. Each ice cream is made to order so the customizations are endless. The cafe has been open in Charlotte for about a year and is located in the Montfort park area near Southpark mall.

The story behind Around The World Cafe is simple and sweet. The idea first came from when mother and daughter visited Thailand together and were amazed at how they were creating these sweet ice cream creations. In Thailand, they both saw how by taking the fresh cream base, pouring it on cold machines that froze it almost instantly, adding in some topping, and rolling it up to serve could make some amazing ice cream magic.

Now, these two female entrepreneurs are very passionate about everything they serve and travel, so their entire cafe is travel themed and continues to strive for the best and freshest ingredients. Check out this video below of how the ice cream is made. (Yes, my mouth is watering)

Around The World Cafe also serves drinks called bubble/boba tea, which is brewed from loose leaf teas and enjoyed by themselves, with milk, or blended with fresh fruit. I’ve personally never tried boba tea, but I would 100% try it with some fruit! Congratulations again to our winner and you can see more on how to roll up to the number one ice cream shop Around The World Cafe HERE!


Alexis Zarycki is your average girl with the hopes of leaving an everlasting impact on the world. Follow her on Instagram @official_lexpaige