Ah, one of the joys of summer, and a favorite past-time in New England -- enjoying rich, delicious locally-made ice cream! Here's a list of local ice cream shops featuring premium handmade ice cream in unique flavors in the Acton-Lexington area.
West Side Creamery
537 Massachusetts Ave
Opened by three local families, the West Side Creamery is located in West Acton village. They offer dozens of homemade ice cream flavors, including vegan options.
18 North Rd
Bedford Farms offers over 60 flavors of handmade ice cream, frozen yogurt and soft serve at their shops in Bedford, Burlington and Concord. They also make custom ice cream cakes and pies with a 2-day lead time.
Great Brook Farm
165 North Rd
The ice cream stand is located in Great Brook Farm State Park. Enjoy a visit to see their dairy cows, pigs and other farm animals and enjoy ice cream made right on the farm from their cows. The stand is open 11 AM to dusk April to October.
343 Bedford Rd
Kimball Farm offers dozens of handmade premium ice cream flavors, sundaes, frappes and hand-packed quarts.
68 Thoreau St
Another location with the excellent ice cream made at Bedford Farms in Bedford.
Reasons To Be Cheerful
110 Commonwealth Ave
This welcoming "dessert cafe" in West Concord offers handmade ice cream and sorbet. Pre-made ice cream cakes are available every day in two sizes, and custom cakes can be made with seven days lead time.
Abbott's Frozen Custard
1853 Massachusetts Ave
Abbott's serves premium frozen custard in cones or cups, sundaes, shakes, floats, and in specialty desserts such as cakes and pies.
10 Woburn St
This global ice cream specialty shop features a huge variety of ice cream flavors plus ice cream cakes and ice cream pizzas.
Rancatore's Ice Cream and Yogurt
1752 Massachusetts Ave
Rancatore's was founded in 1985 and offers many flavors of rich, handmade ice cream and frozen yogurt. They also make custom cakes with two days lead time.
Erikson's Ice Cream
12 Great Rd
This popular local stand has been offering handmade ice cream since 1937. Mr. Vic performs a free family concert several times each summer.
And, totally worth the drive...
400 Littleton Rd (Rt. 110)
This massive ice cream stand also features mini-golf, bumper boats, a grill and seafood shack, a driving range and pitch and putt, batting cages, arcade, and on the weekends, pony rides and animal shows. Their country store and coffee shop is open year-round.
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