Massachusetts April 22, 2017
There’s Nothing Better Than This Mouthwatering Ice Cream Trail In Massachusetts
Massachusetts is pretty much the ice cream mecca of the nation, or we like to believe so anyway. With a different delicious shop on almost every corner, it’s hard to make sure you’re sampling the best of the best every summer.
That’s why we’ve put together this life-changing ice cream trail that is sure to satisfy your creamy, sugary cravings.We’ve kept the total drive time under seven hours, so you could conceivably tackle the whole trail at once. Stop by each one (highly recommended) or just hit the shops that appeal to you most.
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For more tasty ice cream,
check out our previous list of some of the best shops in the state.
1. Peaceful Meadows in Whitman, Plymouth and Middleboro
Peaceful Meadows is so good that they've expanded to three locations. After starting from a humble dairy farm, this shop has been scooping delicious homemade ice cream since 1962. Everything is made at the Whitman location and churned fresh on the farm. Try their classic ice cream sundaes or sample yummy flavors like Fudgenutter, Frozen Pudding or Black Raspberry. (60 Bedford Street, Whitman)
2. The Bubbling Brook Restaurant, Westwood
Bubbling Brook is a local favorite and a community hangout on hot summer days. There is an actual bubbling brook right on the property and lovely picnic tables where you can enjoy your cone and watch the water. They also have lactose-free options for those who are sensitive or allergic. Try their yummy homemade soft serve and a delicious clam roll. (1652 High Street,
3. Toscanini's, Cambridge
In an area with plenty of ice cream options, Toscanini's stands out as one of the best places to grab a scoop. The New York Times called this shop "The World's Best Ice Cream," and its easy to agree. Try the hot brioche bun stuffed with burnt caramel ice cream and topped with chocolate fudge. (899 Main Street, Cambridge)
4. Erikson's Ice Cream, Maynard
Erikson's Ice Cream is launching into their 80th year this season, so you know they're doing something right. Stop by this cult-favorite ice cream stand for all the classic flavors and plenty of creative new offerings like Raspberry truffle, Rockin' Roll-oh and Apple Strudel. (12 Great Road, Maynard)
5. Uhlman’s, Westborough
Uhlman's has been in the ice cream business for over 35 years. Their scoops are famous for being packed with delicious morsels, so this is a great spot for those who love toppings and lots of added crunchy bits. They also offer allergy-friendly ice cream for those who are sensitive. Sample flavors like Strawberry Cheesecake, Chocolate Covered Pretzels & Salted Caramel, and Bubble Gum. (232 East Main Street, Westborough)
6. Alvin Rondeau's Dairy Bar, Palmer
(1300 Ware Street, Palmer)
You can find this shop bustling with business almost any day of the week during the summer, and that's because Rondeau's is one of those "frozen in time" places that's been serving delicious ice cream for over 75 years. Grab a cone and a yummy sandwich and enjoy your treats beside the giant blue cow out front. Don't forget a cinnamon sugar donut!
7. Mt. Tom's Homemade Ice Cream, Easthampton
This is an old-fashioned ice cream and candy parlor that will whisk you back to simpler times. Prices are low, atmosphere is high and the ice cream is beyond yummy. Try the Irish Cream or Cake Batter flavors for decadent treat. (34 Cottage Street, Easthampton)
8. Murdock Farm Dairy, Winchendon
This place is a real, functioning dairy. You can practically hear the cows mooing from the ice cream window, so you know the scoops are freshly made and oh-so-good. The farm was established in 1885, and has been a local ice cream stop since 1964. You can't go wrong with any of the flavors at this seasonal storefront. (62 Elmwood Road, Winchendon
9. White Farms Ice Cream, Ipswich
This North Shore ice cream spot is the perfect place to practice your (mini) golf swing and sample some creamy, sugary goodness. Try creative flavors like Almond Joy and Chocolate Raspberry Truffle and then hit the course for some sunshine and good times.
If you’re looking for more dessert fun in Massachusetts, take a look at
this epic chocolate tour that will make you feel like a kid again.