Today’s ice cream fans are spoiled, however, by the hundreds of flavors of ice cream available at so many of these places. In fact, I’m pretty sure that if you can imagine a flavor in your mind, Acushnet Creamery can find a way to make it happen, and they’re not the only ones. Innovative flavors appear every season in the region.
One flavor we don’t see enough of, however, is one of my all-time favorites: ginger ice cream.
If you’ve never had it, ginger ice cream has the sweet flavor you’d expect from vanilla ice cream with the tangy bite of chunks of real ginger. If you like ginger ale, you’ll like ginger ice cream.
However, the flavor of ice cream that was quite hard to find in my youth has become even rarer in the 21st century.
As a kid, I remember most ice cream stands I visited had pretty much only the standard flavors. You would have chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, and if you were lucky maybe they had coffee ice cream or if it was soft serve they offered a twist chocolate-vanilla. If you wanted a variety of flavors, you went to Friendly’s.
There was an ice cream stand we were going to visit, however, that had ginger ice cream, and my mother always ordered it. This was Welcome Farm in Weymouth, which stood out for us kids because of the cow on the roof but where my mum chose to go because of the ginger ice cream. I quickly developed a taste for it too, and also realized that it was rare to find it on a menu even back then.
These days we are lucky to have ginger ice cream on a few SouthCoast ice cream menus. From personal experience I have found it at Gray’s in Tiverton, Handy Hill in Westport, Erickson’s in Carver and Oxford Creamery in Mattapoisett.
Where else do you know that sells ginger ice cream? Are you also a fan?
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