Best Ice Cream on the South Shore | 11 Places to Get a Cone

Updated July 16, 2023 – National Ice Cream Day!

The South Shore of Massachusetts is known for its beautiful beaches, historic towns, and delicious seafood. But did you know that it’s also home to some of the best ice cream around? Whether you’re looking for classic flavors or unique creations, there’s an ice cream parlor on the South Shore that will satisfy your sweet tooth.

Child enjoying an ice cream cone


The Scituate Harbor location is open seasonally, with a walk up window at 4 Brook St. The North Scituate location is open year-round and also serves sandwiches.

367 Gannett Road
North Scituate

4 Brook Street
(781) 544-3600 

JJ’s Dairy Hut

This roadside ice cream stand is open seasonally and has been around since 1956. They have awesome soft serve ice cream, and a few picnic tables to enjoy your treats.

140 Chief Justice Cushing Hwy, Rte 3A
(781) 383-0020

JC’S Dairy

Roadside stand with good sized portions and a large menu of flavors.

812 Washington St
(781) 826-2044

Lil Dukes

In addition to the usual ice cream fare, lil Dukes offers vegan ice cream and pup cups.

155 Nantasket Ave
(781) 682-2232

2055 Washington Street, Suite 202

Farfar’s Danish Ice Cream Shop

Farfar’s ice cream is made fresh, on site. They also have ice cream cakes and pies and an outdoor deck.

272 St. George Street

Peaceful Meadows

With locations in Plymouth and Whitman, Peaceful Meadows is a local favorite for their homemade ice cream flavors, including their popular “Cow Tracks” flavor. Their ice cream is made in small batches and is always fresh and delicious. Plus, their outdoor seating areas are perfect for enjoying your ice cream on a sunny day.

Dairy Twist

Located in Pembroke, Dairy Twist offers classic soft serve and hard ice cream, as well as delicious sundaes and milkshakes. Their ice cream is made fresh daily, and they have a wide variety of flavors to choose from. Be sure to try their “Twist” option, which combines two flavors of soft serve into one delicious treat.

Nona’s Homemade

Located in Hingham and Scituate, Nona’s Homemade offers a variety of homemade ice cream flavors, as well as gelato and sorbet. They use fresh, locally sourced ingredients whenever possible, and their ice cream is made in small batches to ensure maximum freshness. They also offer gluten-free options for those with dietary restrictions.

Hornstra Farms

Located in Norwell, Hornstra Farms offers homemade ice cream made from their own dairy cows. They offer a variety of classic flavors from April through mid-October. Stop in for a chocolate, cow tracks, or seasonal cone, and experience the rich creamy flavor of yesteryear.

Four Seas Ice Cream

Located in Centerville on Cape Cod, Four Seas has been making homemade ice cream since 1934. They offer a variety of classic and unique flavors, like “Fresh Peach” and “Lobster Tracks.”

Daddy’s Dairy

Daddy’s Dairy in Braintree offers 80 exciting flavors of hard ice cream, and tons more flavors of lactose-free soft serve, frozen yogurt, and no-sugar-added options. In a cup, in a waffle cone, or on your spoon, our flavors are sure to please.

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