Beat The Summer Heat With These Local South Coast Ice Cream Shops

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By Kaylie Krauzyk

Somerset Creamery

A hometown favorite where the sweet aroma of freshly baked waffle cones and homemade ice cream starts at the door. Inventors of the Cranberry Bog flavor, Somerset Creamery has been in business since 1937, serving the Somerset and Cataumet, Cape Cod communities. Take some frozen goodness home in a hand-packed pint or quart or treat your sweet tooth to a wicked banana split. My recent visit ended in a sugar coma after having a brownie sundae served with two scoops of your choice ice cream, a fudgy brownie, chopped nuts, whipped cream, and cherry.

Somerset, MA
1931 GAR Hwy
Sunday – Thursday: 12 – 9:30PM
Friday & Saturday: 12 – 10:00PM
(508) 672-5510

146 County St.
Sunday – Thursday: 12:00 – 9:30PM
Friday & Saturday: 12:00 – 10:00PM
(508) 673-0700

Payment: Cash only

Mister Peepers’ Ice Cream

Since 2001, owner Wayne Menezes has been creating custom ice cream cakes and handmade hard and soft ice cream. Edible, gel, shaped, and holiday cakes are just an order away. “Dream” cakes filled with rich, intense flavors include fudge brownie, strawberry shortcake, and bittersweet ecstasy. Take home some fun with a “walk-away” sundae or jimmy-dipped fresh waffle cone for only $2.50! Do the twist with chocolate and vanilla or mix flavors to create a custom swirl.

Swansea, MA
179 GAR Highway
Corner of Gardner’s Neck Road and Route 6
Monday – Friday: 11:00 – 8:00PM
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 – 8:00PM
(508) 324- 0742

Payment: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover

Kathy’s Coffee Shop & Creamery

Kathy’s is a good old-fashioned place that makes a hearty breakfast and delicious ice cream sundaes. The warm taste of a home-cooked meal is packed into the overwhelming amount of food you’re served; you’ll be stuffed walking out the door. It’s a great place to cool off with a scoop of cake batter or strawberry cheesecake in a waffle cone or cup. The brownie sundae is packed with two scoops of ice cream, nuts, whipped cream, fudge, and a warm, gooey brownie that melts in your mouth. Next time, I’m getting my own!

Assonet, MA
66 S Main St.
Monday – Friday: 5:15 AM – 9:30 PM
Saturday: 5:30 AM – 9:30 PM
Sunday: 7:00 AM – 9:30 PM
(508) 644-3396

Payment: Cash, All Major Cards

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The Ice Cream Barn

“From the cow to the cone!”
The Ice Cream Barn in Swansea, MA on the Baker Farm serves up homemade ice cream everyday using the freshest ingredients possible. Since September 2012, Tom and Jocelyn Seiter have partnered with farm owner Kenny Baker to create the ice cream parlor of their dreams. 95% fat-free frozen yogurt and no sugar added hard and soft ice cream options are churned out on a “barn-made” basis. Apple Crisp. Kahlua Brownie. Maple Walnut. Chocolate Peanutbutter. Cool down with a scoop of your favorite!

Swansea, MA
289 Locust St.
Sunday – Thursday: 12 Noon – 9:30 PM
Friday & Saturday: 12 Noon – 10:00 PM
(508) 567-6278

Payment: Cash only

Moose Cafe

Previously called “The Muddy Moose”, The Moose Cafe Coffee & Ice Cream joint is a hometown favorite that’ll always be close to my heart. Growing up in Fall River before moving to Somerset, the Moose Cafe was the place for me to stop for some ice cream on the way to Westport or Dartmouth. They have over 300 flavors of ice cream to choose from, fresh bakery treats and sandwiches, hot soups, explosive sundaes, and holiday pies to share back home (or keep for yourself!). On the go? Zip around the drive through for lunch or relax indoors at the high tables or beside the fireplace. Try a specialty sandwich like the Blat; a stuffed BLT served with generous layers of avocado. Vegetarian options, deluxe grilled cheese, and dessert sandwiches like the Nutella Banana panini are available. Wash it all down with a signature hot or iced drink like the espresso-infused Iced Mooseacino.

“Moose Card” gift cards are great for any occasion and make 300+ flavors worth trying!

Tiverton, RI
1160 Stafford Rd.
Monday – Friday: 6:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
(401) 625-2442

**New Location Now Open**
720 South Main St.
Fall River, MA
Hours: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Payment: Cash, All Major Cards

Peaceful Meadows Ice Cream

Open all year round, rain or shine, Peaceful Meadows in Middleboro, MA is one of the funnest ways to grab a cone and relax with friends. It’s has the classic, old-school vibe of sitting at a drive-in theatre; ready to chill and put your feet up? Monthly special flavors. Sundae “Paks” with all the fixings to made eight great desserts at home. And pile high Mud, Fudgernutter, Banana, Reese’s, Lickety, and Brownie Boat splits are available. Support local farmers by making a purchase at the farm’s dairy store which offers fresh eggs, 1% whole/low fat/skim milk, cream, bacon, country bread, fruit pies, and a whole lot more!

The following 3 chill spots are open Monday to Sunday, 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM;

Whitman, MA
60 Bedford St.
(781) 447-3889

Middleboro, MA
109 West Grove St.
(508) 947-1322

Plymouth, MA
170 Water St.
(508) 746-2362

Payment: Cash, All Major Cards

Newport Creamery

Heard of the Awful Awful? At Newport Creamery, it’s anything but! Slimming reduced fat and outrageously smooth and creamy drinks are a great treat after a diner style munch. Malted frappes, freezes, and coolers combine yogurt, ice cream, and milk into a supreme slurp. 3 scoop waffle cones, perfectly packed frozen yogurt, and “Super Chipper” chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches beat the supermarket freezer section any day of the week. Sundae boats and petite kids’ dishes are fun for all ages with traditional toppings and candy “fancies” of your choice.

Fall River, MA
1670 President Ave.
Sunday – Thursday: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday & Saturday: 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM
(508) 678-6346

Seekonk, MA
701 Fall River Ave.
Sunday – Thursday: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday & Saturday: 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM
(508) 336-4519

Providence, RI
673 Smith St.
Sunday – Thursday: 7:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday & Saturday: 7:00 AM – 11:00 PM
(401) 351-4677

Payment: Cash, All Major Cards

About Kaylie

My name is Kaylie and I'm an undergraduate student at UMass Dartmouth currently interning as a student writer for the New Bedford Guide. I'm pursuing a degree in medical/science writing. I live in Somerset, previously Fall River. I enjoy writing about many different topics and hope to expand my interests into writing about local businesses and events on the South Coast. I'm eager and enthusiastic to share my experiences with readers. When not writing, I like to find new books, hang out with friends and grab a bite to eat (I have a lot of favorite restaurants!), and play video games or surf the web. I'm an aspiring traveler and would love to visit other countries in the future. I look forward to sharing my stories with you.

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  1. What? No Acushnet Creamery???!!! You must go there!

  2. Great list…. There is a few on there I’ve never tried! If I can make one addition… Gray’s Ice Cream in Tiverton is amazing!

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