Best Ice Cream Stands On The South Shore And Cape Cod

July 24, 2013 6:00 AM

Ice Cream Smuggler

There’s no better way to spend a lazy summer afternoon or hot relaxing night than eating ice cream. When you’re in need of a cold and satisfying snack or dessert, these ice cream stands on the South Shore and on Cape Cod all offer a fantastic variety of ice cream flavors. All of them are worth checking out.
(Photo Credit: Peaceful Meadows)

(Photo Credit: Peaceful Meadows)

Peaceful Meadows Ice Cream
170 Water St.
Plymouth, MA 02360
(508) 746-2362

The history of Peaceful Meadows dates back to the 1960s when it began as a local dairy farm providing milk to area residents. It later added an ice cream stand. Today it is still loved for the house-made delicious ice cream at its three locations. It’s open all year round from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m., so you can almost always satisfy a sweet tooth with everything from Reese’s pieces sundaes to maple walnut ice cream, amongst the many offerings.

(Photo Credit: Oxford Creamery)

(Photo Credit: Oxford Creamery)

Oxford Creamery
98 County Road
Mattapoisett, MA 02739
(508) 758-3847

Oxford Creamery’s roots date back to 1931, when it opened as Gulf Hill Ice Cream. With a menu filled with local favorites like fish and chips or lobster rolls, you have to remember to save room for dessert. Order up a banana split to share or your favorite ice cream flavor with sprinkles, a frappe or a freeze. Oxford Creamery is seasonal, so you’re out of luck in the winter time.

(credit: Ice Cream Smuggler website)

(credit: Ice Cream Smuggler website)

Ice Cream Smuggler
716 Main St.
Dennis, MA 02638
(508) 385-5307
www.icecreamsmuggler.comCape Cod’s Ice Cream Smuggler features 27 ice cream flavors plus sugar-free varieties, four kinds of frozen yogurt, sherbets and sorbets. Have your ice cream in a chocolate-dipped waffle cone or go all out with a brownie sundae. Standout flavors include apple pie with spiced apples and cinnamon, chocolate peanut butter, ginger ice cream and peppermint stick. It’s also worth noting the Ice Cream Smuggler was picked by TripAdvisor as one of the best ice cream spots in the nation.

Related: Boston Area’s Best Ice Cream Stands

(Photo Credit: Cape Cod Creamery)

(Photo Credit: Cape Cod Creamery)

Cape Cod Creamery
5 Theater Colony Road
South Yarmouth, MA 02664
(508) 398-8400

The award-winning Cape Cod Creamery is open daily for its smooth, creamy and cool gourmet ice cream. For almost 10 years, this family-owned and operated ice cream shop has offered up flavors you will love like Sandy Neck Snickers, Great Island Grapenut and Hyannis Heath Bar. Nothing beats lounging in the Adirondack chairs on a summer afternoon with friends and loved ones, indulging on these unforgettable treats.

(Photo Credit: Krista K’s Ice Cream)

(Photo Credit: Krista K’s Ice Cream)

Krista K’s Ice Cream
882 Main St.
West Dennis, MA 02670
(508) 398-6569

Since 1977, Krista K’s, also on the Cape, has offered up ice cream right next to the local baseball field and fire department. Guests enjoy the candy room where they can get house-made fudge, candied nuts, saltwater taffy and other goodies. But you will also want a taste of the ice cream. There is a long list of soft serve frozen yogurt options like coconut, papaya and root beer. Then hard ice cream flavors include sinful chocolate and rum raisin. You might have trouble choosing just one.

Related: Best Ice Cream On The Cape

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