Best Ice Cream from Cape Cod to Boston

What says Summer more than ice cream!? There is nothing better on a hot day than a delicious cone or dish of your favorite flavor. For National Ice Cream Day, our knowledgeable real estate agents share their favorite local ice cream shops on Cape Cod, the South Coast and Greater Boston.

Favorite Ice Cream on Cape Cod

Cape Cod Creamery | Dennis, Hyannis & South Yarmouth

Known for gourmet ice cream with fun local area Cape Cod names like Monomoy Mud Pie, Sandy Neck Snickers and Craigville Caramel Crunch, Cape Cod Creamery has three locations on the Mid Cape. There may be a line wrapping around the deck to get in, but that gives you time to make your selection and then enjoy your smooth and creamy frozen treat in one of their signature blue and yellow adirondack chairs. 

Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour | Mashpee ice cream

First open in 1995, Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour has been the recipient of many awards including’s “Best Vanilla on Cape Cod” and and many Readers’ Choice Awards for the past sixteen years. Their homemade waffle cones are made in-house daily.

Agents Favorite
“Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour is family owned and operated, the owner makes all the waffle cones fresh to order! The owner does a lot of community events and the ice cream is just overall amazing!” – Catherine Baran

Sundae School | Harwich Port and Dennisport

Their ice cream and frozen yogurts are made on the premises in small batches using only the finest ingredients available. Sundae School takes pride in serving their famous hot fudge sundaes topped with real whipped cream and a fresh Bing cherry (in season).

Agent Favorite
“Sundae School is my favorite because it is homemade and comes in dozens of delicious flavors. It is definitely Harwich Port favorite! Summer time isn’t complete without a trip to Sundae School!” – Tony Guthrie

The Local Scoop | Orleans 

With a make-your-own sundae bar and offering 12 unique flavors of homemade ice cream, The Local Scoop lets you create your own dessert and pile on your favorite toppings until your heart’s content.

Lewis Brothers Ice Cream | Provincetown

Open since 1997, the Lewis Brothers is a small family-owned business that believes in the quality of their ice cream and strive to share their passion for fresh homemade ice cream.

Four Seas Ice Cream | Centerville

No list of summer ice cream on Cape Cod would be complete without Four Seas Ice Cream, one of the three oldest ice cream shops in New England. With all the classic flavors and inventive flavors of the week – many consider their homemade ice cream the best.

Best Ice Cream Places on the South Coast

Oxford Creamery | Mattapoisett

Enjoy ice cream from this Mattapoisett institution, currently in its 86th year. Also serving a full menu with seafood favorites, hamburgers, hot dogs and more.

Somerset Creamery | Somerset 

A family owned business serving fresh homemade ice cream, cones, and sundaes since 1937. Come try their original Cranberry Bog Ice Cream, a unique flavor using craisins, walnuts and dark chocolate mixed in their handmade cranberry ice cream.

Acushnet Creamery | Acushnet

All of the ice cream, frozen yogurts, and sherbets are homemade right at the creamery. As they have expanded, their menu has grown to include over 50 flavors, including their new dairy-free sorbet. In addition, their most popular item, waffle cones and bowls, are available with a chocolate dip.

Top Ice Cream Shops on the South Shore

Nona’s Homemade Ice Cream | Situate

Their Ice Cream is know as some of the best on the South Shore! Offering a variety of flavors and 3 locations, there will always be room on for their homemade goodies on any sunny day!

JJ’s Dairy Hut | Cohasset

You’ll love the nostalgic setting of JJ’s! JJ’s opened in the 1950s and have perfected their ice cream to keep people coming back for more than 60 years. They have traditional and modern flavors with all the classic toppings you could ask for.

Top Ice Cream Shops in Greater Boston

Toscanini’s | Cambridge

All of their ice cream is homemade in store and they are always interested in new flavors. Some flavors are from other parts of the US like Black Bottom Pie and others are from foreign countries.

Agent Favorite
“Toscanini’s has been rated best in Boston for many years, and it certainly lives up to that reputation!” – Bri Grady

Dairy Twist | Pembroke 

Dairy Twist originally opened in 1994 and was later purchased in 2002 by Jack and Cheryl Nolet. They strive to make everyone happy with their large portions and huge variety, if there is something you want but don’t see a sign, Talk to any staff member and they will do their best to make your wishes come true, provided they have the ingredients on hand. They offer soft serve, hard serve, sorbet (non-dairy), sherbet, and sundaes,etc.

Uhlman’s Ice Cream | Westborough

Howard began Uhlman’s Ice Cream in 1967 as a farm stand.  Today, Uhlman’s sells more than frozen ice cream and yogurt. They also have frozen lemonade and frozen lime rickeys, old fashioned ice cream soda’s & floats, dairy free & allergy friendly options and hot dogs & chips at lunch.

The Spoonery | Hopkintonice cream cone

They are just a townie family trying to create a welcoming environment in the town they grew up in. Their goal is to provide modern takes on classic food and provide a warm, fun atmosphere for both their guests and staff. The Spoon has been part of Hopkinton history for 40 years

Honeycomb Creamery | Cambridge

Specializing in small batch craft ice cream, all from scratch and locally sourced, Honeycomb Creamery customizes and makes flavors that are truly original and only for their customers. They rotate a selection of classic, seasonal and vegan specialties with housemade waffle cones and bowls.

J.P. Licks | Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Somerville, Newton, Wellesley, Andover, Lynnfield & Dedham

Serving up sweets for 40 years, J.P. Licks is commited to serving the customers of each of the neighborhoods where they are located. They are Kosher certified and have dairy free, gluten free, and vegan selections in addition to the traditional and creative offerings. Voted Boston Magazine’s “2021 Best Ice Cream”.