Ice Cream: Road Trip
The very best Greater Boston ice cream stands.
Stands That Deliver
With insane portions, awesomely titled flavors (Barnyard Mudslide or Crunchasaurus, anyone?), and an abundance of New England charm, these ice cream stands are reason enough to get out of town.
Use this map to find all the ice cream stands on our list. View larger.
White Farms | Ipswich
Highlights: An inventive selection of chocolaty (chocolate-turtle fudge) and fruity (Key lime pie) flavors.
Mad Maggie’s | North Andover
Highlights: Kahlua-brownie fudge and Massachusetts Mud; from-scratch waffle cones.
Benson’s | West Boxford
Highlights: Old-school flavors like Grape-Nut and frozen pudding; the gardenlike seating area.
Crescent Ridge | Sharon
Highlights: The extra-thick black-raspberry frappe; the cows around the corner.
Richardson’s | Middleton
Highlights: Sweet, creamy scoops of Maine Black Bear and coffee-Kahlua brownie; the squeezed-to-order raspberry-lime rickeys; the nearby goats and cows.
Sunshine Farm | Sherborn
Highlights: Sophisticated varieties like coconut and bourbon-pistachio caramel brittle; the nearby greenhouse and nursery.
Shaw Farm | Dracut
Highlights: The rich Moose Tracks; the 56-ounce servings to go in the adjacent farm store.
Erikson’s | Maynard
Highlights: The sweet-tart raspberry sundae, with fresh whipped cream and homemade raspberry sauce.
Kimball Farm | Westford
Highlights: Gigantic portions of flavors like Malted Moo Crunch and Mocha Almond Assault; the mini golf and bumper boats.
Bedford Farms | Concord
Highlights: The Toll House Cookie and Chunky Chocolate.
Hodgie’s | Amesbury
Highlights: Giant scoops of rotating special flavors like red velvet and chocolate banana; the fried dough.
Peaceful Meadows | Plymouth
Highlights: The brownie sundae, topped with a mousselike chocolate whipped cream.
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