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Northshore June/July 2023

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113 recent rotating flavor, malted robin's egg, an homage to Easter, featured a malted ice cream base with chopped robin's egg Whoppers. Melt Ice Cream, 60 Washington Street, Salem, 978-826-5703, Benson's Ice Cream Katherine Perley Benson opened Boxford's Benson's Ice Cream during the Great Depression. "She decided to sell plates of ice cream for a nickel on her front porch in 1932," says current owner and Katherine's great-granddaughter, Tina Benson de la Cruz. Today, the ice cream stand, which is open from spring through October, is known both for its small-batch scoops and for their fresh fruit flavors, which are made with fruits harvested from local farms like Ingaldsby Farm, Barker's Farm, Marini Farm, Cider Hill, Brooksby Farm, and more. "My favorite part of my job is driving to the local farms to pick up sun-ripened fruit fresh from the fields," Benson de la Cruz says. The best way to learn whether the native strawberry, red raspberry, black raspberry, fresh peach, fresh sweet corn, fresh baked apple, and Above, Benson's Ice Cream has been in business since 1932. Left, Holy Cow Ice Cream Café is an award- winning choice for a cool treat. other fruit flavors are in stock, she says, is to check the stand's Facebook page. Benson's Ice Cream, 181 Washington Street, Boxford, 978-352-2911, Churn & Co. Creamery With limited flavors and cultish appeal, Churn & Co., the Danvers-based ice cream

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