Best of Boston

2006 Best Ice Cream, Martha's Vineyard

Ben & Bill’s Chocolate Emporium

It takes a brave soul to sample lobster ice cream, and an even braver one to put it on a menu. But Ben & Bill’s is that bold and, after years in the shadow of that other island sweet shop, has emerged as the Vineyard’s frosty frontrunner. The servings of handmade ice cream (ginger, pumpkin pie) and gelato (tiramisu, chocolate mandarin) are enormous, but if your sugar cravings still aren’t sated, you can bag some candy and truffles to go.

20A Circuit Ave., Oak Bluffs, 508-696-0008,