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The A to Z of Cape Cod ice cream parlours

lick fast Strawberry Sundae No summer trip to Cape Cod is complete without a visit or two to one or more of the local ice cream shops that make their own ice cream. There is no shortage of choice, and a lot of people develop a taste for one shop in particular, ourselves included. We are delighted to see that Smugglers on Main Street in Dennis has re-opened for the 2010 season – we’ll stop by whenever we get the opportunity in the coming weeks, and last summer we often found that their wonderful ice cream made a great dessert after a lobster roll at the Sesuit Harbor Cafe. Both are so conveniently located within a ten minutes scenic drive from our Yarmouth Port Bed and Breakfast Inn.

Despite Smugglers being our favourite source of ice cream, we now and then try somewhere else in another area of the Cape, and have rarely been disappointed. For example, you cannot talk about ice cream without mentioning the very popular Four Seas in Centerville or Dennisport’s Sundae School. In both cases, expect to wait in line out the door on those hot summer days in July and August, but it will be worth it – my favourite flavors at Sundae School are the banana (made with real bananas) and the Bass River Mud : coffee, roasted almonds, choc. chip with fudge stripe……..just scrummy !

In the meantime, back in our neighborhood, you will find Yarmouth Port’s very own Hallets Store, run by the same family for 150 years.The store looks little changed in the last 50 and remains a local attraction. Here we find the chocolate frappes hard to beat. A little further down Route 6A, inbetween our village and the village of Dennis, you can try famous Captain Frosty’s ice cream – you may of course be tempted to start with some fish n’ chips !

It seems unfair not to mention the many other notable ice cream parlors on the Cape, but we can let you make your own minds up as to your favourite. Perhaps you might care to share your ice cream discoveries with us this summer – until then, The Inn At Cape Cod wishes you happy hunting!

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