Ice cream is a delicious dessert or snack anytime of the year. Combine the freshness of homemade ice cream with the salt air on Cape Cod and everyone is happy. There are ice cream shops all over the Cape, but there are a few that stand out as favorites. These homemade ice cream shops serve mouth-watering concoctions in very creative flavors. Whether enjoying a traditional sugar cone, a hearty waffle cone, an old-fashioned sundae or a new gourmet or regional flavor, ice cream is a real treat. Try at least one of these Cape Cod favorites during July, which is National Ice Cream Month.

(Photo Credit: Four Seas Ice Cream)

(Photo Credit: Four Seas Ice Cream)


Four Seas Ice Cream
360 S. Main St.
Centerville, MA 02632
(508) 775-1394
www.fourseasicecream.com

Four Seas Ice Cream is a quaint Cape Cod ice cream shop that is situated in the seaside town of Centerville. The site of the ice cream parlor was a former blacksmith shop. Four Seas strives to serve mouth-watering flavors from days gone by like frozen pudding and fresh peach. But definitely stop in for the ice cream shop’s speciality – a New England fudge flavor called penuche pecan, which is made from brown sugar. Luscious sherbets are also offered in typical Cape Cod flavors like cranberry.

(Photo Credit: Sundae School)

(Photo Credit: Sundae School)


Sundae School Ice Cream
381 Lower County Road
Dennis Port, MA 02639
(508) 394-9122
www.sundaeschoolicecream.com

This family owned and run business is a popular destination in Dennis Port, and it shows! During the peak summer season, the line at Sundae School Ice Cream can get pretty long, so be prepared for a treat that’s worth the wait. Specialty flavors made at Sundae School Ice Cream include favorites like Grapenut and Bass River Mud, which is coffee ice cream loaded with roasted almonds and chocolate chips.

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(Photo Credit: Cape Cod Creamery)

(Photo Credit: Cape Cod Creamery)


Cape Cod Creamery
5 Theater Colony Road S.
Yarmouth, MA 02664
(508) 398-8400
www.capecodcreamery.com

The gourmet ice cream served at this shop is smooth, rich and creamy. Cape Cod Creamery uses local New England dairy products and other flavorful ingredients from around the world in their cold, creamy treats. Here you’ll find ingredients like vanilla from Madagascar, coffee from Columbia and cocoa from France to enhance the flavor of the ice cream. You’ll also find ice cream flavors named after Cape Cod towns and beaches like Chatham Chocolate, Nauset Peach, Bourne Butter Pecan and Hyannis Heath Bar.

(Photo Credit: Ice Cream Smuggler)

(Photo Credit: Ice Cream Smuggler)


The Ice Cream Smuggler
716 Main St.
Dennis, MA 02638
(508) 385-5307
www.icecreamsmuggler.com

The Ice Cream Smuggler offers 27 ice cream flavors and four frozen yogurt choices, for those looking for a lighter frozen treat. In addition, the shop offers a variety of sherbets and sorbets. The homemade frozen treats are served in a choice of cones, including sugar or waffle, chocolate dipped waffle and waffle bowls, and the special flavors include over 30 choices. The Ice Cream Smuggler specialty flavors include apple pie, butter crunch and chocolate peanut butter. One very special and popular flavor is “razzo”—black raspberry ice cream loaded with chopped Oreo cookies.

(Photo Credit: Ice Cream Sandwich)

(Photo Credit: Ice Cream Sandwich)


Ice Cream Sandwich
66 Rte. 6A
Sandwich, MA 02563
(508) 888-7237
www.icecreamsandwich.net

Ice Cream Sandwich, appropriately located in Sandwich, Massachusetts, serves 24 flavors of homemade ice cream, 11 low-fat soft serve ice creams and 10 non-fat soft serve yogurt flavors. In addition to the regular flavors, the special flavors in the shop change weekly. Some of the special flavors include S’mores, Cranberry Bog, Bananas Foster, and Strawberry Cheesecake. Ice Cream Sandwich likes to dip the top edge of an ice cream cone in chocolate and roll it in walnuts, coconut and other tasty treats to enhance the flavor experience.

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