Did you know that it takes an average of 50 licks to finish one scoop of ice cream, and that there are over 150 locally made ice cream shops in Massachusetts?
In part with long days at the beach, and exciting road trips full of new discoveries, summer is a season for ice cream — and no matter where you are in Massachusetts, you can always find a tasty, locally made frozen treat nearby.
Here are three fantastic spots that we recently featured in a video series:
Mt. Tom’s Homemade Ice Cream, Easthampton, MA
True to their old-fashioned roots, Mt. Tom’s crafts all of their ice cream in the back room kitchen each day. The creamery also stocks more than 235 candy jars, as well as handmade chocolates. You can find driving directions to Mt. Tom’s here. You can also keep up with Mt. Tom’s on Facebook and Twitter.
Kimball Farm, Westford, MA
Kimball Farm’s in Westford provides a range of family fun, from bumper boats to cruise nights, but ice cream has always been the claim to fame, and for good reason. You can explore the more than 40 fantastic flavors Kimball dishes on their website. The site also includes hours and attractions for the Westford store, as well as the locations in Carlisle and Lancaster. Kimball has an online store, too, where you can purchase gourmet food, accessories and more. For more on Kimball Farms in Westford, stay updated on Facebook and Twitter.
Four Seas Ice Cream in Centerville, MA
Cape Cod’s Four Seas is always a popular choice. The shop has more than 20 flavors of ice cream, as well as frozen yogurt, sherbets and sorbets. Sandwiches are also available. Hours and directions are here, while a list of shops that sell Four Seas ice cream can be found here. To stay in the loop with what’s going on at Four Seas, like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.
What’s the best ice cream flavor that you’ve ever had (and from where)? Let us know in the comments below!
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