When it gets hot and sticky out, it seems as though all we want to do is lay out at the beach, but there’s one thing that’s worth making the trek outside the realms of your air conditioner: ice cream!
Who doesn’t love grabbing a scoop or two of their favorite, icy flavors? It’s a Cape Cod tradition and the area is filled with some of the best parlors in New England, but the best ice cream on the Cape can only be found in one place: Sandwich, MA.
1. Twin Acres Ice Cream Shoppe – 21 Route 6A, Sandwich MA
For over 20 years, Twin Acres has kept people of all ages happy and cool with its amazingly delicious menu and country charm. The building itself is part of an old cottage colony that dates back to the 1940’s and still has that old-fashioned, down-home feel to it. Their flavors include classics like Cotton Candy and Peanut Butter Cup, but if you feel like trying something new, grab a scoop of Purple Cow or White Thunder instead!
2. Ice Cream Sandwich – 66 Route 6A, Sandwich MA
This year, Ice Cream Sandwich is celebrating its 30th anniversary of bringing quality, homemade ice cream to Cape Cod. It was named by the Boston Globe as one of the best homemade ice cream stands in New England and its success continues to grow every year. Don’t let the name fool you! While the store does serve super sweet ice cream sandwiches (served on homemade chocolate chip cookies), they also offer a variety of hard and soft ice cream flavors that can be served up in a Belgian Waffle cone or a bowl, depending on your preference.
3. Sweet Caroline’s Ice Cream – 177 Route 130, Sandwich MA
Neil Diamond doesn’t lie. Sweet Caroline’s will have you singing “so good! so good!” after every bite- and not only does it taste good, but thanks to their connections with charities such as Dancing for a Cure, the Dana Farber Institute, and the Challenger Club, you can DO good by buying a scoop or two. Their menu offers all your favorite flavors like Rocky Road and Oreo, or switch it up and order one of their speciality Strawberry Shortcake Sundaes or Extra Thick Frappes. While it may be new to the Sandwich ice cream scene (est. 2009), it has already won a “Best of Cape Cod” medal and gotten nothing but positive attention.
So next time you find yourself in the Sandwich area (and hopefully staying with us at the Belfry), stop by one of these shops for a sweet treat that’s the perfect way to end any summer night.