As soon as the weather turns warm, I cannot ride past a Pelican’s SnoBalls location without my children begging for a New Orleans-style SnoBall for an afternoon treat.

With less than 150 calories in each one, and more than 100 homemade flavors with no high fructose corn syrup in the ingredients, I always say "YES!" I love the Margarita flavor.

There are so many flavors that you could practically go every day during the summer, and try something new with each visit.

Pelican's SnoBalls MenuThere are several Pelican’s SnoBalls locations throughout the Raleigh area, but we enjoy stopping at the Cary, N.C., location in the Swift Creek Shopping Center.

With a miniature golf course on site and a large playground area, it’s a great place to enjoy the outdoors, spend some quality family time and cool off with a yummy Snoball or homemade ice cream cone.

There are also several locally-owned family-friendly restaurants in the Swift Creek Shopping Center such as Anvil's Cheesesteaks, Fiesta Mexicana Restaurante or our local firefighter’s themed Barry’s Café to enjoy for lunch or dinner before a family game of putt-putt and a delicious SnoBall.

SnoBalls golfSee you at Pelican’s SnoBalls this summer at my favorite location in the Swift Creek Shopping Center at the intersection of Tryon Rd. and Jones Franklin Rd. Hours vary at each Raleigh area location, but none of the locations open before noon.

You can enjoy Pelican's SnoBalls in several states now, but we are happy to say that the SnoBall goodness started right here in Raleigh.