I know – I’ve been so bad about updating things lately.
I feel like I’m still catching up from vacation two weeks ago!
But let me share with you one of my favorite things about Cape Cod. I love this place so much that I will drive 30 minutes just for the experience:
Four Seas Ice Cream in Centerville, MA. They’ve been in the biz for a few generations now. My uncle remembers going there as a kid. (although, he’s really not that much older than me.) I found out about this place on Food Network’s Unwrapped program. When I was staying in nearby Mashpee a few summers back, I drove around Centerville until I found this place. True to television, the line was out the door and around the building. (Just look at the pic above for glimpse of the crowd.) But the summer staff kids are PROS! The line moves at a wicked fast pace, and you never have to wait too long for some great, HOMEMADE ice cream.
The house specialty is their frozen pudding. But that has raisins in it – so I passed. I can’t remember what I had the first few summers I stopped by, but I remember that it was good enough to bring me back for more. My first trip there was to de-stress. I was on the verge of a vacation management meltdown, and the only thing that could save me was some frozen goodness. Last year, I took my niece for her first visit.
This year, I met up with my auntie Alicia, uncle Matt, and wicked cool cousins: Ken, Emily, & Stephen. It was a 1/2 way meeting point between us (perfect!). It was HIGHLY recommended that I try the Coconut Ice Cream. And it was worth the drive, let me tell you. Cool, creamy, with just enough “roughness” in the ice cream to get some of the shredded coconut texture. Wow. Thank you, Mercer gang for recommending what is a new favorite.
If you’re ever in Centerville, MA – you simply must make the detour on your way to or from Craigshead beach to check out the place locals go for the best ice cream around.