We All Scream…For Ice Cream

by Sydney Bender

Sweltering summer days call for a lot of ice-cold cooling off. Whether you’re stuck in traffic, coming home from the beach or wrapping up the end of a lavish meal, indulge in a frozen dessert. Frosted, crunchy, and creamy treats are your solution to kicking back. Treat yourself to these frozen, melty, tangy, gooey goodies and it’s a done deal. Enjoy.

Chesca’s

Snowballs in the summertime! Vanilla bean ice cream coated with sponge cake crumbs, caramel sauce, and Chilmark Chocolates almond-butter crunch crumbles can be found on Chesca’s dessert menu. 38 N. Water Street, Edgartown, $11.

Chesca’s

Farm Neck

This profiterole is a must-try after a hard day on links. Off County Road, Oak Bluffs, $6.

Farm Neck

Le Grenier

End your meal on a high note with this frozen key lime souffle. Served with fresh mango, kiwi and pineapple coulis. 96 Main Street, Vineyard Haven, $13.

Le Grenier

Chilmark Tavern

Oreo crumbs, fudge swirls, caramel sauce, and a caramelized banana make up this Peanut Butter and Banana Ice Cream Cake. Time to celebrate! 9 State Road, Aquinnah, $9.

Chilmark Tavern

Lattanzi’s Café

Stracciatella gelato, made from scratch. Old Post Office Square, Edgartown, $3.46.

Lattanzi’s Café

Home Port

Sunset trips to Menemsha just got that much better. Head to the Home Port and try one of their frozen chocolate covered bananas. Available with or without nuts (try them both). 512 North Road, Menemsha, $2.

Home Port

Tisberry

Fresh fruit plus frozen yogurt equals a cool way to start your day. With toppings that range from trail mix to sweetened coconut, there is always something new to try. Between Midnight Farm and Main Street, Vineyard Haven, $3.25-$5.

Tisberry

State Road Restaurant

Blueberry and strawberry gelato with mascarpone sorbet give a whole new meaning to red, white and purple. Made in-house and served with State Road Cookies. 688 State Road, West Tisbury, $10.

State Road Restaurant

Ice Cream & Candy Bazaar

Perhaps the best accessory for a walk about the Edgartown harbor. Get this Cookiewich made to order. 5 Dock Street, Edgartown, $4.66.

Ice Cream & Candy Bazaar

Mad Martha’s

Go mad for these ice cream sandwiches. Pick a flavor and leave it up to the counter help to sandwich it between two soft cookies. Visit one of their three locations: 7 North Water Street, Edgartown; 8 Union Street, Vineyard Haven; 117 Circuit Avenue, Oak Bluffs, $5.85.

Mad Martha’s