Saturday, June 20, 2015

Cape Cod Ice Cream Tour Stop #1: Somerset Creamery

Run Jen Run Loves Ice Cream

One of my favorite things to do in life is go out for ice cream.  Last year the Cape Cod Times ranked the Top 10 ice cream places on the Cape, which made me decide to start making my own list.  I didn’t get very far last year but my goal is to try and review as many as possible.  I have enlisted the help of some of my friends and I can’t wait to share with you my favorites (and least favorite) ice cream places on Cape Cod.

Photo cred: Jennifer Stepp

First off I must say that I have never had a bad experience at Somerset Creamery!  Well maybe except the time Lizzie, Melissa and I watched a young boy projectile vomit on the deck.  Oops!  In the summer months (they are only open April-October), I indulge at Somerset almost weekly.  Anytime Lizzie's home, we go.  I also make frequent trips there with my parents, Katrina, Sarah, and anyone that is in town visiting.  It’s my favorite and I’m setting out on my Cape Cod Ice Cream Tour to find anything that can top Somerset Creamery.

The Short Summary
Best waffle cones on Cape Cod!

1268 Route 28A, Cataumet

“Family owned and operated since 1937, Somerset Creamery prides itself on rich, homemade ice cream made the old fashioned way. Founded by Victor and Mary Spanick, their first store was called Creamrich and was located on County Street in Somerset. From the start, the emphasis was on quality natural ingredients and courteous service.” (From the Somerset Creamery website:

My Order
I ALWAYS get a medium waffle cone.  I like to mix it up from time to time but my favorite go to cone includes Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough on the bottom with Orange Sherbet on top.

So many options!  One of their specialty flavors is Cranberry Bog.  Other fun flavors: Blueberry Pie, Chocolate Coconut, Coconut Almond Chip, Fudge Ripple, Peanut Butter Oreo, and Black Raspberry Chip Frozen Yogurt.

All sizes.  Small, medium, large.

Cash only.  Prices are very reasonable.

The parking lot can be busy but if you're there after normal business hours, there is a lot across the street to avoid the madness.  If you go at night on the weekends, expect to wait in line.  They have a lot of workers so the lines moves pretty fast.

Imagine the aroma of fresh waffle cones as you walk in the door!  I wish I could bottle up that scent and bring it home with me.  There is outdoor seating only – a few benches in the shade on the deck and also some tables and chairs.  Somerset Creamery is also a short drive to Old Silver Beach to bring your ice cream and watch the sunset.

Old Silver Beach, North Falmouth

What Others Have Said
“Somerset Creamery became a favorite of mine during my pregnancy in 2013.  My Doctor literally advised me to drink a milkshake each day and since Somerset was right down the street from my job at the time, I frequently took my lunch breaks there.  The smell of the freshly made waffle cones and the richness of the homemade ice cream became such an obsession for me that on a recent girls weekend trip back to the Cape, Somerset was a must stop place for us!” ~Nicole

“If there were such a place as heaven on earth, it would be somerset! The blueberry pie flavor has actual chunks of pie's amazing!” ~Lizzie 

“Great location.  Smells amazing.  Love that they use hormone free milk!” ~Sarah

“The flat bottom waffle cones scored extra points!” ~Danielle from Live, Run, Grow

“Fudge Ripple is my favorite.  I love the soft, creamy texture.” ~Linda

“I’m a big blueberry fan.  The Blueberry Pie has the taste of blueberries in every bite!” ~Jacob

“The first time I walked inside, I thought I had walked into a giant waffle cone!” ~Brian

Run Jen Run gives Somerset Creamery 5 out of 5 cones!

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