On a blazing hot day on Nantucket, especially after a day spent at the water, nothing is more refreshing than a scoop (or a double scoop) of cold, creamy ice cream as it slowly melts in the summer heat. Take a break from shopping along Straight Wharf or zooming along the island’s bike paths to recharge with the sugar buzz you’re sure to get from a hand-dipped milkshake or ice cream cone at Stars Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt.
Stars Ice Cream boasts a ton of Nantucket charm with its shingled exterior and laid-back atmosphere. We can’t think of a better place for a casual waterfront dessert than this adorable little ice cream shop. The relaxed Nantucket vacation vibe is in full effect at Stars Ice Cream—after all, nothing screams “vacation” more ice cream enjoyed right along the water at Straight Wharf.
Enjoy a very generous double-scoop of ice cream, served in a crispy waffle cone, from Stars Ice Cream. Looking for a less messy option? Go with the cup; you’ll still end up with two extra large scoops. You can enjoy traditional flavors like vanilla, chocolate, and cookies and cream, but be sure to try some of the more exotic flavors like coconut ice cream or raspberry sorbet.
Feeling adventurous? Mix and match your scoops for even more fun. A scoop of Stars’ black raspberry and a scoop of chocolate pair nicely together; this combination tastes just like a creamy raspberry truffle.
Are you more a fan of soft serve than a hand dipped scoop? Stars has you covered with its creamy frozen yogurt. With topping options like colorful sprinkles, gooey hot fudge, Reese’s Pieces, and chopped walnuts, you can create your very own sundae. Better yet, the flavors rotate regularly, so there’s always something new to try on every trip to Stars.
The folks at Stars Ice Cream can make a mean milkshake from any of their incredible flavors of ice cream, but we think the perfect way to finish off a dinner from The Nautilus or Dune is with a thick, refreshing mint chocolate chip or cookie dough milkshake. Blended to perfection, these milkshakes are made with lots and lots of ice cream, so they’re extra thick.
Looking to quench your thirst? Stars Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt also makes a mean iced coffee to beat the heat, while giving you a caffeine jumpstart as well. Not a coffee drinker? You can enjoy freshly brewed iced tea too, to cool off from the summer sun.
One of the best things about Stars Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt is, without a doubt, the breathtaking view. We love ordering a double scoop of rum raisin— in a cone— and sitting under an umbrella at a picnic table outside the store to watch the sunset overlooking the marina.
As the sun goes down, there’s nothing like a cold cone and the relief of cooling temperatures after a long day of biking or swimming. It’s a perfect moment to enjoy the beauty of Nantucket.
We think the unforgettable sweet treats at Stars Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt are more than enough reason to put down roots in Nantucket with a brand new home, but if you need more convincing, check out some of the other amazing adventures and restaurants Nantucket offers.
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