Best of Boston

2007 Best Ice Cream, Berkshires

Soco Creamery

Despite its metropolitan moniker, this year-round treat shop brims with local flavor. The homemade ice cream is churned out in myriad varieties, including velvety black raspberry, cake batter, and mint chocolate chip; this year the creamery also debuted zesty gelato in hazelnut, tiramisu, and amaretto. And because it stays open until midnight during the summer, you can drop in for a cone after dinner, then come back for a fresh-baked brownie, cookie, or pie to enjoy as a bedtime snack.

26 Housatonic St., Lenox, 413-637-9192,