Screaming for Ice Cream? Check out these yummy local spots open during quarantine!

Nothing says “please summer, get here!” more than a cold ice cream treat.

Looking for some new spots to check out? We’ve gathered the list of the area’s finest scoops. Now to decide where to go…

Please Note: We’ve included the hours of operation below. Some establishments require call-ahead ordering so it’s always a good idea to call first.

Auburn

CoCo’s Tropical Ice
1 Swanson Rd, Auburn
508-407-8787
Flavored ice and gelato

*Open limited hours for curbside pickup. Friday-Monday 11:30am-7pm.

Crystal Caves-Mini Golf
790 Southbridge St, Auburn
508-832-0797
Entertainment center with their own homemade ice cream.

*Ice Cream window opened on Mother’s Day and they plan to open for ice cream with regular hours soon.

Ronnie’s Seafood and Ice Cream Shack
871 Southbridge Rd (Route 20) Auburn
508-832-9068
Known for fantastic fried seafood and delicious ice cream.

*Planning to open soon!

Barre

Carter & Stevens Farm/Stone Cow Brewery
500 West St, Barre
978-257-8600
Old Fashion Ice Cream and homemade frostees. Animals, playground, beautiful views.

*Open limited hours and ice cream cannot be consumed on the premises.

Grafton

Cones on the Common
2 Grafton Common, Grafton
(508) 839-4898
Over 30 flavors. Featuring Gifford’s Ice Cream.

*Opening soon! Check their FB page.

Holden

Goodhile’s
1122 Wachusett St, Holden
(508) 829-9429
Large selection of both soft and hard ice cream.  Take out window with a few picnic tables.

*Open 7 days/week!

Meola’s
Main St, Route 122A, Holden
So hard to choose a flavor with so many options! More than ice cream! An over 100 year family dairy business. Located next door to the Holden Bandstand. Sunday night summer concerts.

*All 3 locations are open for the season, weather depending, 7 days a week!

Lancaster

Kimball Farm
1543 Lunenburg Rd, Lancaster
(978) 534-9800
50 amazing flavors. Additional locations in Westford and Jaffrey NH.

*Lancaster opens for ice cream on 5/14. Westford is already open. They will open their grill services on 5/20. Jaffrey NH opens on 5/21.

Millbury

Christopher’s Homemade Ice Cream
22 W Street, Millbury
(508) 277-8782
Popular Ice Cream joint with seating inside and out.

*Offering quart pick ups with pre-orders.

Cold Stone Creamery
Shoppes at Blackstone Millbury
508-865-8165
National Chain with much more than ice cream and frozen yogurt.

*Open 7 days/week

Princeton

Captain Bob’s Drive In
Routes 140 & 31 Princeton
978-464-5048
Hershey’s Ice Cream and fast food type fare cooked to order.

*They do not appear to be open as of 5/10/2020

Rutland

Schultz Farm and Barnside Cafe
163 Maple Ave Rutland
508-886-6406
Working farm with local dairy, meats, seasonal items. Great ice cream and new cafe open for breakfast and lunch. Kids will love the farm animals. Play area and swing set.

*Open 6 days/week.  Closed on Mondays

Rutland Marketplace
26 Pommagusett Rd Rutland
508-886-6088
Ice Cream, Frappes and homemade sundaes.

*Open 7 days/week.

Still Four Corners Restaurant
224 Barre Paxton Rd  ( Route 122) Rutland
508-886-6666
Popular fast food restaurant offering ice cream with some indoor and plenty of outdoor seating.

*Opening on 5/12

Shrewsbury

Hebert Candy Mansion
574 Hartford Turnpike, Shrewsbury
(508)845-8051
This historic building and tourist attraction also has an ice cream window in the summer months. Check out their website for deals including free chocolate with purchase of ice cream and other specials.

*The store is temporarily closed as of 5/10/2020

iCraze Frozen Yogurt
20 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury
(508) 425-3950
Self-serve frozen yogurt with a great topping selection

*Plans to reopen on 5/18

Sterling

Rota Spring
117 Chace Hill Rd Sterling
978-365-9710
Old Fashion homemade ice cream on a 3rd generation working farm, picnic tables, petting zoo, farm store, fresh produce and beef and homemade specialty items.

*Open daily. Flavor of May is Banana Caramel Crunch.

Meola’s Ice Cream
110 Leominster Rd, Sterling
Hard to choose a flavor with so many options! More than ice cream! An over 100 year family dairy business. Picnic Tables. Next door to Mulligan’s mini golf.

All 3 locations are open for the season, weather depending, 7 days a week!

West Boylston

Pinecroft Dairy
555 Prospect St, West Boylston
508-853-0717
Full service restaurant with take out ice cream windows.Lawn area with picnic tables and a small stage for summer Saturday and Sunday night concerts. Check our events page for times and dates on concerts!

*Windows are open daily

Meola’s Ice Cream
165 West  Boylston St, West Boylston
Hard to choose a flavor with so many options! More than ice cream! An over 100 year family dairy business. Plentiful seating and occasional concerts.

All 3 locations are open for the season, weather depending, 7 days a week!

Whitinsville

West End Creamery
481 Purgatory Rd, Whitinsville
508-234-2022
Mini-golf, barnyard jump, a fall maze and of course yummy ice cream!

*Open Tuesday-Sunday.

Worcester

Berry Fusion Frozen Yogurt
807 Pleasant St, Worcester
508-753-3500
Self serve yogurt with lots of flavors and many topping choices!

*Plans to reopen on 5/18/2020

Gibby’s Famous Ice Cream
50 Sunderland Rd, Worcester
508-753-1095
Family owned and operated dairy farm since 1923. Offering over 60 flavors. Their own milk, cheese, eggs. Local produce also available.

*Open Daily

Madulka’s Ice Cream
193 Lake Ave Worcester
508-459-2323
Over 40 flavors of hard and soft serve ice cream and yogurts. Great views on Lake Quinsigamond. Arrive by boat or car! Plenty of seating lakeside.

*Opened for season.  Daily hours start on 5/15

Tutti Fruitti
121 Gold Star Blvd Worcester
508-853-5353
Tutti Frutti is the largest yogurt self serve brand in the US. All stores are independently owned and operated. Over 100 flavors with a large assortment of toppings.

Open daily at 11 am.

Wooberry Frozen Yogurt
141 Highland St Worcester
508-907-2482
All natural yogurts with 35 topping choices. They added hard ice cream to the menu in Aug. 2015!

*Open for online ordering Wednesdays-Sundays 1 pm-6 pm.

Yoway Cafe and Frozen Yogurt
395 Park Ave Worcester
508-459-0611
Frozen Yogurt only, no ice cream. Smoothies, Teas, Coffees and Crepes are a few of the yummy items in addition to the frozen yogurt flavors.

*Hours are 2 pm-8 pm for call in orders only.

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