On a warm summer evening, is there anything better than a scoop of ice cream? Today on MassFinds, we’ve rounded up a few local, favorite ice cream spots your summer sweet tooth is sure to savor!
Bedford Farms: Bedford & Concord, MA
As the longest continuously running business in the town of Bedford, Bedford Farms began making ice cream in the late 40s and 50s, and is now open year-round, serving over 60 homemade, gourmet ice creams flavors, as well as frozen yogurt and soft serve. With two locations — Bedford & Concord, MA — Bedford Farms is also well known for their pies and cakes!
Kimball Farm: Westford, Lancaster & Carlisle, MA
In 1939, the folks at the Kimball Farmhouse in Westford decided to turn their woodshed into an ice cream parlor, and over the years, they’ve crafted over 40 fantastic flavors, which are known to the area as being as good as it gets! You can check out Kimball’s current list of flavors here, and to help inspire your next visit, check out their “virtual tour.” For location details and hours, click here.
Peaceful Meadows Ice Cream: Whitman, Middleboro, and Plymouth, MA
Since 1962, Peaceful Meadows has been perfecting the art of homemade ice cream — everything from the flavors to the actual freezing of the ice cream — all of which takes place in their dairy shop located in Whitman, MA. Along with a number of season specials, you can check out full listing of their products here. For more information, including directions, click here.
Four Seas Ice Cream: Centerville, MA
Serving up some of the finest, homemade ice cream on Cape Cod since 1934, Four Seas stands in an old blacksmith shop-turned-ice-cream-store, specializing in classic flavors with an emphasis on fresh, local ingredients and fruits — famous for flavors like fresh peach, black raspberry, old-fashioned brown sugar, and a special New England recipe. You can find a complete list of Four Seas flavors here, as well as directions and hours here.
Sundae School: Harwich Port, Dennisport & East Orleans, MA
In 1976, the Sundae School opened its doors for business and has been dishing out tasty frozen treats ever since. Today, the Sundae School’s original Dennisport store retains a vintage feel, featuring a marble soda fountain that’s been around for a century. Fresh ingredients and small batch sizes are the secrets to the Sundae School’s delicious craft, along with a wide selection of unique ice cream flavors. For more on hours and driving directions to the three locations, click here.
Herrell’s Ice Cream Shoppes: Northampton, Williamstown, Deerfield & Shelburne, MA
Herell’s Ice Cream Shoppes have come a long way since offering just Malted Vanilla and Chocolate Pudding in 1973! Nowadays, more than 200 flavors await, ranging from classic favorites to creative endeavors. Herrell’s also makes its own fudge sauce from scratch, which serves as a perfect complement to the ice cream. You can find more info about the locations, including their hours, here.
Mt. Toms Homemade Ice Cream: Easthampton, MA
For Mt. Toms, the name says it all. Mt. Toms is an old-fashioned ice cream parlor where the head ice cream chef whips up delectable fare each day, including floats, cookie sandwiches and ice cream cakes. If that’s not enough for your sweet tooth, Mt. Toms also stocks an extensive variety of candy. For information on how to get there, click here.
SoCo Creamery: Great Barrington, MA
If you’re looking for ice cream in the Berkshires, look no further than SoCo Creamery. Family-owned and operated for more than two decades, this micro-creamery boasts a unique assortment of flavors that will put a smile on the face of any ice cream lover. SoCo also hosts tastings and demonstrations, which you can keep up with on their Facebook page. Click here for driving directions.
Where’s your favorite spot in Massachusetts to enjoy a scoop? Tell us in the comments below!