Because it is summer I decided to write a post on ice cream, because who doesn’t love ice cream? Ice cream by itself is amazing, but make it homemade with funky flavors on a hot Cape Cod day and you take it to another level. Fortunately, Four Seas ice cream covers all of these requirements.
The building housing the Four Seas used to be a blacksmith shop, and was then converted to an ice cream parlor in 1934. Their ice cream is always made with the best local ingredients and they have been serving Cape Cod favorites such as black raspberry, peanut butter chocolate chip and coffee since they were founded. Along with ice cream, they also serve ice cream cakes, sandwiches, milkshakes, ice cream sundaes and many more items. They also have a gift shop where you can buy shirts and other memorabilia to take home as a souvenir.
Once you walk into the parlor, you are immediately transported to the 1930’s. There are about 8 people at the counter and they all work in perfect harmony, weaving in and out of each other. I especially love the old fashioned countertop and blue stools to sit on while you wait for you order. They also have a back seating area for those who wish to stay a little longer and enjoy their food.
The place itself is so fun and lively, but the greatest part of this shop is the ice cream. Homemade and deliciously fresh, Four Seas ice cream delights the mouth and leaves you wishing there was more at the bottom of that pint. I especially enjoyed the cranberry sherbet and the mango pineapple sorbet, but really any of the flavors would be a good choice. Four Seas also offers a different fun flavor every week to have some variety.
Four Seas products are available for catering and their ice cream is sold in many local restaurants, golf clubs and markets. Once they even made a special flavor of ice cream for a member of the Kennedy family!
If you are going to the store, here is some advice. Make sure that you bring cash because they will not accept any credit cards. Also, there tends to be a long line and it is very crowded inside of the store so I suggest that you know what you want before you get to the counter. There are a lot of different toppings and specials that you won’t want to miss out on, so make sure you read everything! Lastly, go outside your comfort zone! Some of the flavors seem a bit daunting like Frozen Pudding or Rum and Butter, but trust me when I say that taking a risk is totally worth it. Even though the normal flavors are delicious, the funky ones are even better.
Hopefully you will be motivated to go to Four Seas Ice Cream the next time you are in Cape Cod!
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