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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! 🙂

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  • Lenore Bavota

    Somerset Creamery, RT 28A, Cataumet, MA 02534

  • SEast Ma

    Again, just like everyone else you list your favorites but do not come down to the south east MA area — every listing is west Ma, Boston area, or cape. There is another part of MA that has many things to offer. There are many ice cream establishments in our area too. Try Somerset Creamery or Simcock Farms just to name two. There are others also. Why can’t anyone remember this part of the state????

    • Anonymous

      Hi there! Thank you for the comment, and your input is greatly appreciated. Our apologies for not having included any spots in the Southeastern, MA region – we, most definitely, recognize that there are many other fantastic ice cream spots across the state! Here on MassFinds, we do our best to be mindful of Massachusetts’ many regions, and based on your input, we’ll be sure to take this into consideration. Thank you! 🙂

      • Anonymous

        Thanks! I really think that our part of the state often gets lumped into RI, but we have lots to offer in our little corner.

  • Leila Mercer

    Trombetta’s, 655 Farm Rd, Marlborough

  • Konrad

    And the winner is: Benson in West Boxford!

  • Jsurely

    Richardson’s in Middleton and Reading (at Jordan’s Furniture) should be on any list of best I’ve cream places in Massachusetts.

  • sperkins

    Erikson’s Maynard, Mass…the best!!

  • hrlyridr77

    I grew up with peaceful meadows, now I have mt tom. Love my ice cream…

  • lily

    Hobbs, Salem Willows! Miss it alot! go and get the best ice cream in Massachusetts for me!

  • Anonymous

    Peaceful Meadows is by far the BEST ice cream around! Kimballs is good, but expensive

  • Jen

    Cravings in Wakefield MA

  • jenn

    Rota Spring Farm ice cream in Sterling, MA is my favorite!

  • Nikki88

    Okay I grew up in Holbrook with peaceful meadows not far away and even now I live in middleboro and we have 1 in town and Plymouth close by. It is very good but crescent ridge in Sharon, Ma knocks it out of the park. It’s amazing and they have more flavor options.

  • Emily St. Pierre

    Westview Farms Creamery in Monson, MA, beautiful sunset views AND amazing ice cream!

  • adgeben

    Dairy Joy on Rte 117 out of Waltham/Weston…and Brigham’s( RIP!)

  • Grace

    Far fars in Duxbury, MA

  • ACR

    Far Fars in Duxbury!

  • Evelyn K.

    FoMu is the best, and offers something unique. With two locations in Boston (Allston and Jamaica Plain), FoMu features hand-scooped ice cream that
    is dairy-free and made locally in small batches. With a base of coconut
    cream and sweetened with organic cane sugar or agave, the many flavor
    choices include: dark & stormy, bananas foster, cookies &
    cream, salted caramel, peanut butter, peppermint chip, and vanilla bean
    with little vanilla bean flecks.

  • Mary B

    Uncle Ed’s on route 44 (if your going west on 44 it is approx. 1 mile after the traffic light near Dighton/Rehoboth line on the right ). It is a small place but the Best homemade ice cream He has some creative flavors like Banna Cream Pie or Kalhua Chocolate Chip Gingersnap mollasses

  • Wjamba

    Suillivan Farms in Tyngsboro – Can’t beat the vanilla fudge brownie 🙂

  • Fred

    Meltharb’s in Wakefield is my wife’s favorite. I think they might be the most expensive parlor in the state! $6.50 for a small with no toppings!!! Ouch

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