What’s better than a tasty frozen treat on a hot summer day? Nothing!

We’ve got the inside scoop on some of the top ice cream places in the Boston area…

To make it a little easier, we have gathered a few for you to try below.

Flannel Cow Creamery in Mansfield – Flannel Cow Creamery is a family-owned and operated ice cream shop that strives to provide our customers with fresh homemade super-premium ice cream that is utterly amazing, as well as excellent customer service. They make fresh waffle cones and bowls daily as well as hand-pack every pint to ensure freshness. In addition to their homemade ice cream, they offer rich soft-serve ice cream, ice cream sandwiches, amazing sundaes, ices, and dairy-free options.

Melt Ice Cream in Salem – They make their own homemade salted caramel and have been using gluten-free brownie bites from a local bakery right here in Salem called Jodi Bee Bakes! Banana Nutella with Peanut butter cups pieces is also a fan favorite. Melt also make waffle cones and homemade whipped cream!

Bubbling Brook in Westwood – The Brook was ranked as one of New England’s Top 10 ice cream stands and after one cone, dish, or sundae you will understand why! After dining, it is time to enjoy your choice of delicious hard and soft-serve ice cream flavors.

Richardson’s Farm in Middleton – Today, their flagship ice cream stand in Middleton, Massachusetts remains on their dairy farm. The ice cream stand now has an all-season dining room, complete with outdoor tables and fountains. Customers both appreciate and enjoy their immaculate grounds and a chance to visit with the cows that make it all possible!

Crescent Ridge in Sharon – Their delicious “Cherry Ridge Ripple” flavor is made with real big cherries and chocolate chunks. The newest addition to their topping’s menu are “cookie dough bites” which are dairy-free, egg-free edible cookie dough bites. Yummy!

Ice Cream Smuggler in South Dennis – Consistently recognized as the best ice cream on Cape Cod, The Ice Cream Smuggler has been serving up homemade, hand-scooped frozen treats in Dennis Village since 1979. Their world-famous hot fudge sundae was featured on Food Network’s The Best Thing I Ever Ate, which you can watch here.

Lizzy’s Homemade Ice Cream in Waltham – They offer over 50 delicious homemade flavors to choose from including traditional rich and creamy flavors like Vanilla, Maple Walnut, Mocha Lace, Strawberry, and Chocolate. For the adventurous, try their Charles River Crunch or Mint Oreo! They also offer Yogurt and Dairy-Free Sorbet!

Sundae School Ice Cream in Harwich – Their ice cream and frozen yogurts are made on the premises in small batches using only the finest ingredients available. Sundae School takes pride in serving their famous hot fudge sundaes topped with real whipped cream and a fresh Bing cherry (in season). Over the years, their ice cream has been applauded in numerous publications such as the Boston Globe, Cape Cod Life, The Boston Herald, The Cape Cod Times, and “The Very Best Ice Cream; and Where to Find It”, to name a few!

Kimball’s Farm in Carlisle – It all started in 1939 when Jack Kimball and his wife Clara converted the family’s woodshed into an ice cream parlor. A cone of one of their famous flavors – maple walnut, frozen pudding or peppermint stick – would run you five cents. 80 years later, Jack and Clara’s grandson is running the Farm, and the family’s commitment to serving up award-winning homemade ice cream has withstood the test of time. Serving up 50 flavors of their famous homemade ice cream at their stands in Westford, Lancaster, Carlisle, and Jaffrey NH!

Check out some of the tasty treats you can enjoy at these ice cream shops!

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