Best Places for Ice Cream in Massachusetts

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. I know, cheesy right, but there are many ice cream places and parlors in Massachusetts that we all rave about. Maybe it is the various toppings and fun flavors? Whatever location you try, here are six best ice cream places in Massachusetts when craving a sweet summertime treat.

Volante Farms

This family operated farm has been growing fresh produce since 1917. Now, after a recent renovation, they’re serving hand scooped, locally made Crescent Ridge ice cream, sherbet, sorbet, and frozen yogurt. Whether you go for a cone, cup, sundae, frappe, or float, enjoy the treat in their indoor or outdoor seating area.

292 Forest Street, Needham, MA

Kimball Farm

With a couple of locations west of Boston, the Carisle location has a great ice cream stand combined with summer activities like a miniature golf course, driving range, and concerts. So have some fun and top it off with an ice cream treat.

343 Bedford Road, Carlisle, MA

Peaceful Meadows

A long-time favorite to locals on the South Shore, Peaceful Meadows was established in 1920. Not only does Peaceful Meadows make its own ice cream, but they also make the chocolate flavors and syrup too.

60 Bedford Street, Whitman, MA; 170 Water Street, Plymouth, MA; 109 West Grove Street, Middleboro, MA

Cabots Ice Cream & Restaurant

Cabots offers high quality ice cream in an old-fashioned ice cream parlor. Swivel bar stools, banana splits and comfort food makes this place a destination worth going to experience.

743 Washington Street, Newtonville MA

FarFar’s Danish Ice Cream Shop

FarFar is a danish word for grandfather, and this grandfather was an ice cream influencer for Hood and frozen yogurt. This family owned and operated ice cream shop makes fresh ice cream on-site and has received multiple Best of Boston awards. Definitely try the bubble gum ice cream!

272 Saint George Street, Duxbury, MA

Sunshine Farm

Located in rural Sherborn, Sunshine Farm sits on 1oo acres and hosts a local CSA. Favorite ice cream at this respected farm includes ginger and birthday cake. Add  fresh strawberry, peach, and raspberry ice cream toppings made from fruit grown on the premises.

41 Kendall Avenue, Sherborn, MA

In addition to the ones listed above, also check out Flint Farms in Mansfield, Christina’s in Somerville, Sully’s in Chelmsford, and Sullivan Farms in Tyngsboro. Either way, with the headquarters for Hood and Friendly’s located in Massachusetts, this state knows its ice cream.


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