Northshore Magazine

July 2012

Northshore magazine showcases the best that the North Shore of Boston, MA has to offer.

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Benson's Home Made Ice Cream Taking a page from its original history as a roadside farm stand, Benson's creates fresh and fruity flavors using what's in season. From strawberry in June to baked apple in September, locals stock up on take-home pints of their favorites before they're gone for good. The homemade ice cream recipe has been in the family since 1932, and you'll find generations of customers eagerly waiting in line for a taste of creamy classics like choco- late chip and modern mixes including Grapenut and coffee brownie chunk. 181 Washington St. (Route133), West Boxford, 978- 352-2911, bensonsicecream.com. NOTHING SCREAMS SUMMER MORE THAN ICE CREAM. With well over 40 scoop stops across the North Shore, you're never more than a few miles away from a sweet treat. Many of these small town shops have been in business for decades, with some open year round and some only seasonal, opening just as school days wind down and the temperature rises. Whether you're a fan of soft serve or sundaes, its prime time to shake, rickey, and roll your way to these dairy delights. 108 Captain Dusty's With five locations on the North Shore, owners John and Lisa Bartlett have grown their ice cream empire steadily since opening their first location in Manchester in 1996. Each flavor is produced in small batches, with ingredients like cookies and nuts stirred in by hand to create the perfect chunky crunch in each and every bite. You can satisfy a craving by sug- gesting a "flavor of the moment" and see if your concoction makes it on the list for good. From bubble gum to Mississippi Mud, scoops can also be made into floats, frappes, and flurries. There's even a Doggie Sundae for your four-legged friends. 60 Beach St., Manchester By-the-Sea, 978-526-1663; 642 Hale St., Bever- ly Farms, 978-921-5311; 119 Beach St. (Singing Beach), Manchester by-the-Sea, 978-525-3383; 55 Ober St., Beverly, 978-921-4707; 143 Derby St., Salem, 978-744-0777, captaindustys.com.

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