We Scream for Local Ice Cream Spots


Posted: June 28, 2017

West End Creamery, Whitinsville

West End Dairy began in the late 1910s with a small herd of Holstein cows. Today, West End Creamery serves 65 flavors of delicious local ice cream to more than 150,000 guests every year. With unique seasonal options like Campfire S'mores and Witches Brew, there is sure to be something for everyone. Located just seconds from Purgatory Chasm State Reservation, your family can enjoy a hike at the park and then head over to West End Creamery for an ice cream, a round of mini-golf on the 18-hole course, a jump on the Barnyard Jump or the 6-acre a-maze-ing corn maze! 

West End Creamery, Whitinsville
Ronnie's Seafood, Auburn

Ronnie's Seafood, Auburn

Ronnie’s is a seasonal, old-school seafood shack that serves up amazing fried clams and massive lobster rolls - but make sure to save room for ice cream! They serve the award-winning Richardson’s Farms Ice Cream in selected flavors. To the best of our knowledge, Ronnie’s is one of the only places in Central Mass to serve up these sought after scoops.

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JJ's Ice Cream Shop, Upton

A family-friendly “mom and pop” ice cream stand off route 140, near Upton State Forest. There’s plenty of outdoor seating and picnic tables with umbrellas for shade. JJ’s offers a wide selection of flavors: Grapenut Custard, German Chocolate Cake, Peach, and Maine Blackbear are a few of the many choices; but The Purple Cow frozen yogurt is a favorite among the locals!

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JJ's Ice Cream Shop, Upton
Meola's Ice Cream, West Boylston & Sterling

Meola's Ice Cream, West Boylston & Sterling

Love variety? Meola's is known to overwhelm their visitors with their massive amount of ice cream flavors, and they're all good. Even the pickiest of ice cream eaters is bound to find a flavor they like. The portions are ginormous and chockfull of yummy mix-ins.

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George's Surf n Turf, Mendon

Go back in time to Central Mass in the 1950's! Stop by this old fashioned drive-in seafood and ice cream joint for a classic banana split served to you via car hop service. Then head over with a car full of friends or family to the Mendon Drive-In Theater for a feature on the big screen. Cash Only.

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George's Surf n Turf, Mendon
WooBerry Frozen Yogurt, Worcester

WooBerry Frozen Yogurt, Worcester

You can feel better indulging in a WooBerry frozen yogurt - and not only for your waistline. This eco-friendly venue keeps their footprint small by using biodegradable spoons and cups, and raw honey and fruit is sourced from local Central Mass farms when available. Their frozen yogurt is all-natural, kosher, and gluten-free with over 35 toppings to choose from. Choose a classic flavor, or try their artisan collection of Chocolate Lavender, Strawberry Saffron, Coconut Green Curry, Lemon Rosemary Olive Oil, Guinness, and Aztec Chocolate. New flavors are being introduced all the time.

 

 

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Christopher's Homemade Ice Cream, Millbury

Those who love simple flavors handmade to creamy perfection will love Christopher’s. This is homemade, smooth, full fat ice cream made the old-fashioned way; and at great prices with friendly service. Purgatory Chasm State Forest is a nearby hike if you're looking to burn some of those calories. A favorite flavor is Peanut Butter Cup - plenty of peanut butter cups in every single bite!

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Christopher's Homemade Ice Cream, Millbury
Pinecroft Dairy Farm & Restaurant, West Boylston

Pinecroft Dairy Farm & Restaurant, West Boylston

Opened in 1951 and virtually unchanged, Pinecroft is a vintage style ice cream parlor (and restaurant) serving up rich and creamy ice cream as well as live entertainment during the summer. Bring the lawn chairs, the kids, or a friend, and head over for a cone of your favorite flavor and free outdoor music. The 2016 concert line up can be found here.

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Rota Spring Farm, Sterling

A real farm-made ice cream experience right here in Central Mass! Watch the cows grazing on-site as you eat your farm-fresh ice cream. Choose from unique flavors like pumpkin, Indian pudding, lavender,  grapenut, and wild Maine blueberry ice cream. The kids will have a blast at the petting zoo and watching the farm animals.

Rota Spring Farm, Sterling
The Original Clambox, Charlton at Dresser Hill

The Original Clambox, Charlton at Dresser Hill

It's a favorite among locals in Charlton to watch the sun set over Dresser Hill with their favorite ice cream and perhaps a special someone to share the moment with. From Dresser Hill you have a view of the surrounding towns from Sturbridge to Dudley. This special spot is a must-see for gorgeous sunsets and of course delicious old-fashioned ice cream. You can take any flavor and turn it into a shake. Bring the dog for a special treat just for them!

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