Best Ice Cream in New England


July may be National Ice Cream month, but we like to celebrate all season long with a cone or cup of one of the most famous desserts in the world. Whether you prefer vanilla or chocolate, hard or soft serve, jimmies or sprinkles, these ice cream places in Massachusetts are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

 

Best Ice Cream in Amesbury

 

Hodgie’s Ice Cream
71 Haverhill Road, Amesbury

978-388-1211

hodgies.com

Since 1984, Hodgie’s has been serving more than 40 flavors of award-winning ice cream, sherbet, soft serve and frozen yogurt. It also serves burgers, hot dogs and other snack foods at its Amesbury location.

 

Best Ice Cream in Attleboro

 

Bliss Bros. Dairy
711 Park St., Attleboro

508-222-2884

blissdairy.com

Take a trip to the 1920s with the Bliss Brothers! The old-time ice cream and restaurant whisks you back in time in a fun diner setting with an extensive menu.

 

Best Ice Cream in Bridgewater

 

Hanson Farm
600 Pleasant St., Bridgewater

508-697-4003

hansonfarm.com

A family-owned farm, Hanson specializes in all kinds of farm goods, including fresh corn, eggs, milk and honey. Its ice cream stand also offers the famous Monster Cookie Sundae. Be sure to try it!

 

Best Ice Cream in Cambridge

 

Christina’s
1255 Cambridge St., Cambridge

617-492-7021

christinasicecream.com

With positive reviews from The Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, Boston Herald and more, Christina’s is an appealing spot for culinary foodies. Located in Boston’s Inman Square, it has more than 50 homemade flavors of ice cream and sorbet, including seasonal and special flavors.

 

Best Ice Cream in Centerville

 

Four Seas

360 South Main St., Centerville
508-775-1394

fourseasicecream.com

With a plethora of awards and accolades, Four Seas is a must-visit on your next Cape Cod trip. In business since 1934, it’s open year-round and offers ice cream, sandwiches and snack foods.

 

Best Ice Cream in Danvers

 

Cherry Farm Creamery

210 Conant St., Danvers

978-774-0519

cherryfarmcreamery.com

Cherry Farm has been family owned and operated since 1976, and it’s open year-round. Stop in for ice cream, soft serve, frozen yogurt, sorbet or select an ice cream cake. Cherry Farm also hosts birthday parties and other events.

 

Best Ice Cream in Dorchester

 

The Ice Creamsmith
2295 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester (Lower Mills)
617-296-8567

theicecreamsmith.com

Taking a day trip to Boston? While you’re there, check out this Dorchester staple. The Ice Creamsmith has a regular line-up of flavors plus monthly special flavors. They also serve specialty beverages, sundaes, ice cream cakes and cupcakes.

 

Best Ice Cream in Dracut

 

Shaw Farm
204 New Boston Road, Dracut

978-957-0031

shawfarm.com

This 100-year-old dairy farm with a home base in Dracut has been keeping busy since opening its doors in 1901. Shaw Farm’s products can also be found in supermarkets across New England. The farm store offers ice cream, yogurt, milk and meat, and hosts birthday parties and events.

 

Best Ice Cream in Duxbury

 

Farfar’s Danish Ice Cream Shop
272 St. George St., Duxbury

781-934-5152

farfarsicecream.com

Named after Walter Simonsen, who was known as “Farfar” (“father’s father” in Danish) and is one of the creators of frozen yogurt, Farfar’s flavors are directly inspired by the man who inspired his community of Duxbury with his ice cream creations. Farfar’s makes all of its ice cream on site.

 

Best Ice Cream in Essex

 

DownRiver Ice Cream
241 John Wise Ave., Essex

978-768-0102

mydownrivericecream.com

DownRiver Ice Cream is quickly becoming a local sensation and it’s not hard to see why! With homemade ice cream in a picturesque setting, DownRiver might just win you over. With plenty of flavors to choose from, it’s well worth a visit.

 

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Best Ice Cream in Hadley

 

Flayvors of Cook Farm
129 S. Maple St., Hadley

413-584-2224

flayvors.com

A trip to Cook Farm will lead you to some great-tasting homemade ice cream and dairy products. Flayvors of Cook Farm opened in 1998 as a fun way to support the vitality of the farm, and has since earned quite a following for its products. Stop by for a sandwich and then choose from more than 20 flavors of ice cream.

 

Best Ice Cream in Mattapoisett

 

Oxford Creamery
98 County Road (Route 6), Mattapoisett
508-758-3847

oxfordcreamery.com

Looking for a taste of New England? Oxford Creamery has it! Selections include ice cream, fish and chips, burgers, hot dogs and just about any kind of seafood you crave.

 

Best Ice Cream in Medway

 

T.C. Scoops
100 Main St., Medway

508-533-8808

tcscoops.com

T.C. Scoops offers a wide variety of ice cream, including hard ice cream, sorbet, Italian ice, sherbet, frozen yogurt and no-sugar-added ice cream. In addition to all this are sundaes, ice cream cakes, frappes, smoothies and chocolate-dipped bananas.

 

Best Ice Cream in Middleton

 

Richardson’s Ice Cream
156 South Main St., Middleton

978-774-5450

richardsonsicecream.com

With humble dairy farm beginnings, Richardson’s continues to serve its loyal New England customers fresh homemade ice cream. You’ll have a hard time making up your mind which of the more than 20 flavors to pick! If you can’t visit the Middleton location, there’s a kiosk at Jordan’s Furniture in Reading.

 

Best Ice Cream in Millis

 

Black Cow Ice Cream
1397 Main St., Millis

508-376-4884

blackcowicecream.com

Featured as a “hidden jewel” by the Phantom Gourmet, Black Cow lives up to its reputation, offering more than 200 flavors of homemade ice cream. Have you ever wanted to try apple pie or red velvet ice cream? Check out Black Cow.

 

Best Ice Cream in Natick

 

Park Street Ice Cream Shoppe
14 Park St., Natick
508-655-8113

parkstreeticecream.com

Conveniently located at Natick’s town common, Park Street is the place to go if you’re looking for more than ice cream. This shop and cafe offers sandwiches, snack foods and coffee drinks as well as ice cream.

 

Best Ice Cream in Newton

 

J.P. Licks- Newton Centre
46 Langley Road, Newton

617-244-0666

jplicks.com

J.P. Licks has been steadily rising in popularity over the years with multiple locations in Boston and surrounding areas. J.P. Licks has won the hearts of many die-hard ice cream fans. Offering unique flavors, as well as soft serve, ice cream cakes and a variety of drinks, J.P. Licks makes sure you won’t leave unimpressed.

 

 

Best Ice Cream in North Andover

 

Mad Maggie’s
1025 Osgood St., North Andover

978-685-2814

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Known for creamy, delicious ice cream, Mad Maggie’s takes it up a notch by offering unique and unusual flavors, such as Pumpkin Gingersnap and Kahlua Fudge Oreo. Gelato, ice cream cakes and wedding cake creations are other offerings.

 

Best Ice Cream in Stoughton

 

Daddy’s Dairy
354 Washington St., Stoughton

781-297-5200

daddysdairy.net

Daddy’s Dairy has 200 flavors of soft serve and 80 flavors of ice cream. (No, that’s not a typo!) And with more than 60 different topping choices, you’re guaranteed to never have the same combination!

 

Best Ice Cream in Tewksbury

 

Mac’s Dairy Farm
1863 Main St., Tewksbury

978-851-9565

Serving Richardson’s ice cream, Mac’s Dairy Farm is a no-hassle, quick and easy way to get your sweet fix during the summer months. With generous portions, you’re sure to leave feeling full and satisfied.

 
Best Ice Cream in Tyngsboro

 

Sullivan Farms Home Made Ice Cream

176 Middlesex Road, Tyngsboro

978-649-9202

www.sullivanfarmsicecream.com

Sullivan Farms makes all their own ice cream right on site and has been voted as having one of the best frappes in New England! On top of more than 30 flavors, they also have seasonal flavors at different times of the year.


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Best Ice Cream in Waltham

 

Lizzy’s Ice Cream
367 Moody St., Waltham

781-893-6677

lizzysicecream.com

Lizzy’s is known around the Boston area for its famous Sundae Parties! Whether you want Lizzy’s to bring everything and take care of everything for you or you want to do it yourself, any kind of request can be accommodated. You can have your party in-store or grab a to-go container that’s full of sundae materials for five people.

 

Best Ice Cream in Westborough

 

Uhlman’s Ice Cream
234 E. Main St., Westborough

508-366-2411

uhlmansicecream.com

This seasonal ice cream stand will surely “wow” you and your family! Family owned and operated, it’s been open since 1967 and offers more than 60 ice cream flavors. Uhlman’s has soft serve, sherbet, yogurts and a wide variety of beverages, including lime rickeys and floats.

 

Best Ice Cream in West Boxford

 

Benson’s Homemade Ice Cream
181 Washington St., West Boxford

978-352-2911

bensonsicecream.com

Open seven days a week in the summer, Benson’s Ice Cream is a no-frills stand with a simple yet delicious experience for those who just want a cup or a cone of homemade ice cream, sherbet or frozen yogurt.

 

Best Ice Cream in Westford

 

Kimball Farm
400 Littleton Road, Westford

978-486-3891

kimballfarm.com

If you’re looking to turn an ice cream trip into a day-long excursion, try Kimball Farm! Besides offering more than 50 flavors of ice cream, this establishment has mini-golf, go-karts, bumper boats and more! With multiple locations across Massachusetts and New Hampshire, Kimball makes sure your family won’t be disappointed.

 

Best Ice Cream in Weston

 

Dairy Joy
331 North Ave, Weston
781-894-7144

dairyjoy.net

If you think seafood and ice cream is a great combination, try Dairy Joy, which proudly serves ice cream, fresh seafood, burgers and snacks at its Weston location. It’s open seven days a week.

 

Best Ice Cream in Westwood

 

Bubbling Brook
1652 High St., Westwood

781-762-9860

bubblingbrook.net

The lines at Bubbling Brook may get long, but the ice cream is worth the wait. Offering both hard and soft serve, Bubbling Brook is one of the most popular ice cream spots in the Westwood area. Be wise of the time – the Brook closes at 9:30 p.m.

 

Best Ice Cream in Whitman

 

Peaceful Meadows
60 Bedford St., Whitman

781-447-3889

peacefulmeadows.com

Offering homemade ice cream and unique sundaes, Peaceful Meadows is open year-round and caters to all kinds of people. If you don’t want to eat your sundae there, Peaceful Meadows sells “sundae paks,” sending you home with everything you need to make your own creative sundae.

 

 

 

Mabel Sterritt is a Boston Parents Paper intern.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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16 Jul 2014


By Mabel Sterritt & Caitlin Dougherty
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