Best of Boston

2002 Best Ice Cream, South

Farfar’s Danish Ice Cream Shop

For decades, this much-adorned creamery has been the real reason why school kids in Duxbury yearn for summer and dads in whale belts try to work off calories on the quiet town’s lime-green golf courses. And it’s the reason why, after one revelatory lick, you’ll find yourself driving back again and again. Outside of Copenhagen, there’s precious little ice cream this rich—infused with simple but pure, intense flavors like peanut butter, banana, creamy maple walnut, and black raspberry. No wonder they wanted to keep it a local secret. Well, too bad. Now you know.

272 Saint Georges St., Duxbury, 781-934-5152,