Summer is here! Ice cream adventures make for the best memories. Here’s a list of homemade ice cream shops near Boston that are sure to hit the spot!
Christina’s Home Made Ice Cream (Cambridge)
With unique flavor offerings like green tea, cinnamon rice pudding, and coconut Butterfinger, there is sure to be a new favorite pick for every member of your family!
Toscanini’s Ice Cream (Cambridge)
Instead of a cannoli taste test between Mike’s and Modern Pastry, try an ice cream challenge between Christina’s and Toscanini’s! Toscanini’s offers 32 flavors at any time, plus soft serve and sorbet.
The Scoop N Scootery (Arlington)
OK, so this establishment doesn’t make their own ice cream (they serve local favorite Richardson’s). BUT it offers ice cream sundae delivery. Order online or over the phone any of the 25 different ice cream sundae selections and 20 frozen yogurt sundaes. The Scoop n Scootery will deliver to your door until 2 a.m. They only have a three-mile delivery radius, so if you live in Arlington, Somerville, or Cambridge, consider us jealous!
The Ice Creamsmith (Dorchester)
This made-from-scratch ice cream is all created in house. The Ice Creamsmith features monthly flavors in addition to the favorites. It is a cash-only business, but there is an ATM in the shop.
Tipping Cow Ice Cream (Somerville)
The Tipping Cow boasts avoiding all additives, extracts, and preservatives to keep their ice cream as pure as possible.
Louie’s Ice Cream (Somerville)
Folks rave about Louie’s, with its 31 flavors and super reasonable prices. Heads up, though — it’s a cash-only, seasonal business.
Kimball Farm (Carlisle, Lancaster, Westford)
Kimball’s three Massachusetts locations are all a little bit of an adventure from Boston, but the Westford spot is a destination in and of itself. There are batting cages, bumper boats, arcades, mini golf, pony rides, and more. And, of course, the ice cream is amazing!
Daddy’s Dairy (Braintree, Brockton, Randolph, Stoughton)
Daddy’s Dairy serves 80 flavors of hard ice cream and 200 flavors of soft serve! What really sets Daddy’s apart, though, is their liquor-infused sorbet offerings. I recently taste tested the mango margarita sorbet because I was in the mood for something fruity. It was delicious! I’m definitely going for the whiskey chocolate next time.
Nona’s Homemade Ice Cream (Hingham and Scituate)
Nona’s makes over 100 flavors of homemade ice cream on a rotating basis. The ice cream is out of this world. Look for their ice cream truck at special events around the South Shore!
White Mountain Creamery (Chestnut Hill)
White Mountain Creamery makes its ice cream daily, so you can be assured it’s super fresh. They also make their own whipped cream and waffle cones. There are loads of flavors, and they feature daily and seasonal flavors as well.
Lizzy’s Homemade Ice Cream (Cambridge and Waltham)
Lizzy’s has over 50 flavors of ice cream, frozen yogurt, and sorbet. They also have a really nice niche of various levels of sundae parties. You can pick up a grab n’ go sundae kit all the way up to a catered party for 2,500 guests!
Honeycomb Creamery (Cambridge)
Honeycomb offers up some unique twists to classic favorites, such as burnt vanilla bean, cold brew coffee chip, and cinnamon dulce de leche. They also have some really creative seasonal flavors — currently mango habanero, peanut butter pretzel, and olive oil with basil poppyseed shortbread. All their ice cream is made with local heavy cream and whole milk from a farm in Hadley. And true to their name, their honey comes from Carlisle!
Hornstra Farms (Norwell)
This is another “destination” in and of itself. Hornstra Farms is a working dairy farm, and their ice cream is made from the cows you can view in the field! We suggest ice cream first, before going to visit the open barn with the baby cows. There is also a farm stand store and farm fresh milk and other dairy products for sale.
Meletharb Home Made Ice Cream (Wakefield)
Folks rage about the baklava-flavored ice cream here. There are also multiple peanut buttery goodness offerings on the menu. Meletharb’s is open year round and offers many seasonal flavors as well.