A woman enjoying an ice cream cone in the summer

Snag a Scoop - Best Ice Cream Shops in Nantucket!


When the summer sun is high and the sea breeze sweeps through, nothing is more refreshing than a creamy, dreamy scoop of ice cream. Here are the Best Ice Cream Shops in Nantucket where you can indulge in the finest frozen treats:

The Juice Bar

A true Nantucket institution, The Juice Bar is beloved by locals and visitors alike. Located just a six-minute stroll from our sister property, 76 Main, this spot is famous for its long lines, but don't let that deter you—the wait is worth every second. Their homemade waffle cones are legendary, perfectly complementing their rich, handmade ice cream. With flavors like Rum Raisin, Mint Chip, and Butter Pecan, The Juice Bar offers all the classics done exceptionally well. But don't miss out on their more inventive offerings—each scoop here is a taste of Nantucket tradition.

Island Kitchen

For a fresh take on classic ice cream, head to Island Kitchen. Just a short walk from the heart of Nantucket, this spot is renowned for its small-batch, artisanal approach. Their menu changes frequently to feature seasonal ingredients, so there's always something new to try. Fan favorites include the Strawberry Basil and Salted Caramel. With its cozy atmosphere and friendly service, Island Kitchen makes every visit feel special.

Millie's Market

Located in charming Madaket, Millie's Market isn't just a place to stock up on snacks for the beach—it's also home to some of the best ice cream on the island. Their soft-serve ice cream is the stuff of legend, perfect for enjoying on a warm summer evening. Try their classic Vanilla or Chocolate swirled in a cone, or go for one of their weekly specials for a delightful surprise. This spot is a bit off the beaten path, but it’s well worth the trip.

The Surfside Beach Shack

No day at the beach is complete without a stop at The Surfside Beach Shack. Just steps away from the sand, this laid-back spot offers a variety of frozen treats that are perfect for cooling down after a day in the sun. Their ice cream sandwiches, made with fresh-baked cookies and creamy ice cream, are a must-try. With flavors rotating regularly, you're sure to find a combination that hits the spot. Plus, the beachside setting can't be beaten.

Sconset Market

Nestled in the quaint village of Siasconset, Sconset Market is a hidden gem that serves up some of the best ice cream on Nantucket. Their homemade ice cream is rich and flavorful, with options ranging from classic Chocolate and Vanilla to more unique flavors like Blueberry Pie and Lemon Curd. Enjoy a scoop (or two) while you explore the picturesque streets of 'Sconset, making for a perfect summer day.

So, whether you're strolling through town, lounging on the beach, or exploring the island's charming villages, these ice cream shops are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth and keep you cool all summer long.

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