The Short List – Ten Best Places to Get Ice Cream on Cape Cod

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The Short List is a place to share opinions and discover new things about Cape Cod. This week we’re sharing our favorite places to get ice cream on the Cape, hand picked by CCB-Media staff members. What do you think? Did we cover them all? If not, add yours and we’ll republish later taking in the opinions of all the readers.

Who doesn’t enjoy ice cream on a hot summer day? Cape Cod offers some ice cream that is to die for, with a huge selection of flavors all over the Cape. Get a few pints and head out to the beach or sit outside and watch the cars go by, whatever you decide to do, be sure to visit these locations for your ice cream!

Four Seas Ice Cream

FourSeas360 S Main St, Centerville
Four Seas is at the top of our list for a reason and many who live and visit Cape Cod visit Four Seas annually. This is definitely a must visit for ice cream lovers!  Four Seas has been serving Ice Cream and Cape Codders since 1934.  They’ve been winning national and local competitions for a decade and has been named in top ten ice creams by national publications.  We’ve noticed that it’s also available in various locations on Cape Cod, including Whole Foods and certain package stores that have an adult version.   You can buy quarts at Four Seas for $6.50.

Cape Cod Creamery

5 Theater Colony Rd, South Yarmouth
645 Iyanough Rd, Hyannis
Cape Cod Creamery has some of the tastiest and richest ice cream this side of the bridge. Lounge in some of the chairs outside and catch a bit of shade under their umbrellas while you enjoy your ice cream.

Sundae School

SundaeSchool(Orleans)381 Lower County Rd, Dennis Port
606 MA-28, Harwich Port

210 Main St, Orleans (Location Pictured)
With three locations, the Sundae School is easy to get to and a perfect spot to stop with the kids to get a cone or two. Enjoy your ice cream out in the sun!  Sundae School originally opened it’s doors in 1976 and has been serving delicious ice cream ever since.  Their ice cream is made at the locations and are made in small batches using the finest ingredients around.

Steve & Sue’s Par-Tee Freeze

455 W Main St, Hyannis
If you enjoy ice cream and you enjoy miniature golf then Par-Tee Freeze is the place for you! Dig into some delicious soft serve before perfecting your mini-golf game against friends and family!

Katie’s Ice Cream

568 Main St, Hyannis
Katie’s serves some of the most savory ice cream on the Cape. Be sure to stop by and treat yourself to their ice cream, which is made on premises.

The Local Scoop

34 MA-6A, Orleans
Make your own creation at the Local Scoop with plentiful choices of toppings and flavors in both soft and hard serve. There many other treats available too, a perfect spot for kids!

Ben & Jerry’s

352 Main Street, Hyannis
22 Channel Point Rd., Hyannis
50 Brackett Road, North Eastham

As an international ice cream manufacturer, many have heard of Ben & Jerry’s and know why they are on our list. If you haven’t, be sure to check them out and try some of their crazy (but delicious) flavors!

The Ice Cream Smuggler

716 Main St, Dennis
After a day at Mayflower or Chapin Beach in Dennis, there is nothing better than having an ice cream from the Ice Cream Smuggler. They offer a variety of flavors that range from vanilla to pistachio and beyond. The Ice Cream Smuggler is cash only, so make sure you have some and not a card!

Schoolhouse Ice Cream

749 MA-28, Harwich Port
With a friendly atmosphere and great homemade ice cream, Schoolhouse Ice Cream is sure to please. The large selection provides something for everyone and the crowds speak for themselves!

Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour

IceCream22 Falmouth Rd, Mashpee
Serving generous portions of delicious ice cream, the Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour features a great selection of flavors including their own mystery creations. Hand rolled to order waffle cones make for an unforgettable ice cream experience!

Honorable Mentions:

  • Blondie’s
  • Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Sweet Caroline’s
  • Ice Cream Cafe
  • Dairy Queen
  • Emack & Bolio’s
  • Somerset Creamery
  • Kream N’ Kone
  • JT’s
  • Whats the Scoop
  • Twin Acres
  • Dennis Ice Cream
  • Mad Martha
  • Lewis Brothers
  • The Whistle Stop

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