Cape Cod Ice Cream Shops

Simplified Spots: Best Cape Cod Ice Cream Shops

Cape Cod is known for many things: beautiful beaches, amazing sunsets, & ICE CREAM! Here’s what Simplified staffers shared as their favorite spots for Cape Cod ice cream shops:

Lewis Brothers Homemade Ice Cream

310 Commercial St, Provincetown
Chantal & Ed’s Pick

Lewis Brothers is always at the top of the Boxer Family’s list when visiting Provincetown.  Their homemade ice cream is to die for and now they have a solar powered ice cream truck that visits Truro beaches and farmers market.  Book the truck to visit your next event…they love a party!

Local Tip: Before your ice cream grab a footlong over at John’s Footlongs!

Polar cave

Falmouth St., Mashpee 
Natalie’s Pick

Natalie is a personal fan of the Cookie Monster flavor at this Mashpee ice cream parlor. Not only do they offer classic flavors, but they also have unique ones like the Arctic Landslide, Dutch Apple, and Pumpkin Oreo. Definitely a must for trying Cape Cod ice cream shops.

ice cream sMUGGLER

1555 Route 6A, Dennis
Natalie’s Pick

This ice cream shop has the Food Network seal of approval by being listed on the Best Thing I Ever Ate guide. And it’s no wonder: Peach Yogurt, French Raspberry Truffle, Rainbow Sherbet and many more flavors galore. They even have Grasshopper (there’s no actual grasshoppers in there, so you’ll have to provide those yourself if you dare.)

Ice Cream Café

5 S. Orleans Rd., Orleans
Allison’s Pick

The Ice Cream Café has been a Cape favorite for years!  They have so many homemade flavor options, check out the Chocolate Chili Pepper!  They also make amazing ice cream cakes.

Local Tip: Avoid going between 2-4pm and 7-8pm…lines are out the door.

Sundae School

210 Main St., Orleans
Allison’s Pick

There isn’t a better stop to make after a 5 hour beach day at Nauset Beach!  They have locations in Harwich Port & Dennis Port too.  The best thing is that you can buy their ice cream by the quart in the off season at local grocery stores.

Local Tip: They only accept cash, so be sure to hit up the ATM before stopping in.

Local Scoop

34 Cranberry Hwy.,Orleans
Allison’s Pick

Allison’s girls absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE Local Scoop. Create your own ice cream sundae by choosing from an array of yummy toppings.  Mia & Talia love to top their masterpieces with their homemade whipped cream.  They also have a mini putt-putt course, which is free to customers! Local Tip: They are open YEAR ROUND!! Ice cream can be hard to find during the winter months.


For more Cape Cod ice cream shops or local tips and recommendations, reach out regarding our Cape Cod Vacation Services to make your next Cape trip the best yet.


Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in March 2017 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.

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