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Cool Zone: Ice Cream and Gelato in Southie

With warmer temps and longer days, summer is the perfect time to take a trip to the neighborhood ice cream shop!

Capo’s Gelato Cart

A welcomed sign of summer – the gelato cart at Capo! This summer features a brand-new lineup of gelato offerings and summertime treats. The gelato cart will now offer house made gelato flavors, a selection of dairy-free sorbets, and doggo gelato (gelato for your pup). The gelato cart is available outside Capo seven days a week, rain or shine. Gelato and sorbet are available in Single ($3.75), Double ($5.50), Triple ($6.50) and by the Pint ($10). Cups and cones can be customized with toppings including crunchies, caramel, hot fudge, marshmallow, fresh fruit, crunchies, and sprinkles. Enjoy the frozen treat on-the-go or in Capo’s café, located inside Capo restaurant, adjacent to the dining room. The Capo Gelato will be available seven days a week this summer, starting at noon Friday – Monday and 4 p.m. Tuesday – Thursday.

Cranberry Cafe

Ice scream! You scream! We all scream for ice cream! Cranberry Cafe is now serving ice cream and other tasty treats. Stop by and treat yourself! From classic cones and frappes, to hot fudge sundaes, the Cranberry has got you covered! Cranberry Cafe is opened : Mon-Tue 6am – 4pm Wed-Fri 6am – 9pm Sat 7 am – 9 pm Sun 9am – 9pm.

Sullivan’s

It’s known for its hot dogs and clam strips, but Sully’s has a vast selection of ice cream and dessert treats! Serving up Hood Ice Cream in flavors like vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, Maple Walnut, Chocolate Chip, Mint Chocolate Chip, Orange Sherbert, you can order it in a sugar or wafer cone or cup! Sully’s also offers low fat soft serve in vanilla, chocolate, strawberry or our favorite a twist! You can also get your ice cream in a hot fudge sundae!

Taiyaki

A super-cool and magical ice cream shop has opened at 119 Seaport Blvd!  Taiyaki  – a wildly popular ice cream shop known for its Japanese-style cones that are shaped like fish, bright and happy toppings including unicorn horns and their famous unicorn float served in a…well….mini unicorn float

J.P. Licks

Featuring homemade ice cream in flavors like Salted Caramel, Mocha Chip, and Vanilla, you can get it in a cone, cup, served up in a sundae, split or sandwich style at J.P. Licks. They also serves frozen yogurt, sorbet, frappes, smoothies and hand-packed cakes and pies. J.P. Licks is open 10am-11pm 7 Days a week.  J.P. Licks is located at 397 West Broadway. 

Molly Moo’s

Molly Moo’s at Carson Beach is officially open for the season. Serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner, Molly Moo’s also features homemade ice cream and this year Hawaiian shave ice! Also on the menu are Molly Moo’s famous ice cream cookie sandwiches!  Hours: Monday – Thursday: 11AM to 11PM, Friday & Saturday: 11AM to midnight and Sunday: 11AM to 11PM.

Joseph’s Bakery

In addition to cakes, cookies pastries, Sicilian pizza and fresh bread, Joseph’s Bakery is now offering ice cream!  Stop by for a soft serve cup or cone!  Joseph’s is open  Mon – Fri: 5am – 7pm, Sat-6am – 7pm and Sun- 6am- 3pm

Ben & Jerry’s

From a renovated gas station in Burlington, Vermont, to far-off places with names we sometimes mispronounce, the journey that began in 1978 with 2 guys and the ice cream business they built is as legendary as the ice cream is euphoric. This legendary ice cream chain has opened a shop in the Seaport District.  Ben & Jerry’s is located at 83 Seaport Blvd, they are open daily from 11am-11pm.

The Fro-Yo Mix & Match

Imagine this: All of your favorite candies and treats, blended together with vanilla, chocolate, plain or sugar free frozen yogurt, to make the perfect confectionary treat. If that’s what you’re looking for, then Amsterdam Cafe and Broadway’s Best are the places for you. You can choose from an abundant of toppings, including banana, blueberry, Butterfinger, brownie, cheesecake, peppermint, honey graham, Kit-Kat and even pumpkin, pick a frozen yogurt flavor, and have it all mixed together for the ultimate frozen-dessert dream come true. Both cafes also offer shakes and smoothies! And they both deliver.

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Maureen Dahill

Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Hockey mom, yoga enthusiast, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.

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