It should come as no surprise that the month of July has a lot of “holidays” centered around ice cream.
July 16 is both National Ice Cream Day and Sundae Sunday.
July 20 is National Ice Cream Soda Day.
July 23 National Vanilla Ice Cream Day. (Dracut Economic Development must admit it’s partial to chocolate. Vanilla is too … well, vanilla.)
July 25 is National Hot Fudge Sundae Day
And July 26 National Coffee Milkshake Day. (We know, we know. Around these parts, we call our milkshakes frappes, so you can call it National Coffee Frappe Day if you’d rather.)
Here in Dracut, we’re lucky to have four ice cream stands. Let’s take a look at them.
Where: 1167 Lakeview Avenue
Hours: 12-10 every day
Outside the ice cream box: Four flavors of soft-serve, 10 flavors of frozen yogurt, and three flavors of sugar-free frozen yogurt; Waffle Bowls; Flavor Bursts with soft-serve; and the Razzle – soft-serve mixed with toppings of your choice.
What makes Frosty Boy unique?: It’s open later than any other stand in Dracut, satisfying your ice-cream urges until 10 p.m.
THE ICE CREAM ROOM AT FARMER DAVE’S
Where: 437 Parker Road
Hours: 12-8 every day
Outside the ice cream box: Shaw Farm products at a more convenient location for people living in the eastern end of Town Hall. The Farm Stand at Farmer Dave’s bakes its own pies daily – and who doesn’t love pie with ice cream on top?
What makes The Farm Stand at Farmer Dave’s unique?: It’s in East Dracut! Farmer Dave’s sells Shaw Farm products, signaling a significant collaboration between two Dracut working farms. Go for the ice cream, but also check out The Farm Stand at Farmer Dave’s and learn about the farm’s popular CSA program.
Where: 466 Nashua Road
Hours: 12-8 every day
Delivery?: DoorDash, GrubHub
Outside the ice cream box: Pina Colada Sundae; Cotton Candy Sundae; Cap’n Crunch Sundae; Black Raspberry Oreo ice cream; and the Unicorn Delight – vanilla and purple bubblegum ice cream with confetti candy pieces.
What makes Mike’s unique?: Before or after enjoying your treat, head next door to Mike’s Card Shop, where you’ll find all sorts of trading cards, including Pokemon (open 12-6 every day). Also, Mike’s has hot dogs and several variations thereof, including Chili Dog, Cheese Dog, Chili N Cheese Dog, and Sauerkraut Dog.
Where: 204 New Boston Road
Hours: 12-9 every day
Delivery?: The ice cream stand does not, but Shaw Farm delivers its milk and all other farmstand products.
Ouside the ice cream box: Whoopie Pie Sundaes every Tuesday; Ice Cream Sandwiches every Wednesday with the flavor of your choice; Peanut Butter & Jelly Sundae
What makes Shaw Farm unique?: The ice cream stand is open year-round … because what kind of ice cream lover stops eating ice cream when it gets cold out? Shaw Farm makes its own ice cream on premises. Perhaps the best chocolate ice cream you’ve ever tasted. Before (or after) enjoying your cone or sundae ice cream, go to the farm store for all your dairy, dinner, breakfast and snack needs.