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Posted by Nicolle Valladares, guest blogger of Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism

When the heat has you feeling hot and sticky, nothing beats a scoop (or three) of delicious ice cream to keep you cool and refreshed. While ice cream tastes good year round, summer is the ultimate season to enjoy ice cream. This ultimate comfort food can be customized with toppings or dressed down with a simple scoop on a cone, the choice is yours.
For vegans, scooping out great ice cream can be challenging, since ice cream by definition is chock-full of dairy. Being dairy-free need not stop you from indulging in this tasty dessert, since the Bay state is increasingly vegan friendly and ice cream is no exception. Long gone are the days of ice cream shops having no dairy free options.
Whether you’re a vegan because of dietary restrictions or lifestyle choices, there are plenty of options in the Bay State. Here are ten vegan ice cream spots everyone is sure to enjoy.

Greater Boston:
481 Cambridge St, Allston, MA 02134
Highlights: vegan avocado, vegan raspberry crumble, vegan peanut butter cookie

Honeycomb Creamery
1702 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
Highlights:  vegan horchata, vegan mint cookies & cream, vegan raspberry toasted coconut

North of Boston:
Benson’s Ice Cream
181 Washington St, Boxford, MA 01921
Highlights: vegan strawberry, vegan mint chip, vegan vanilla

Swell Willey’s
4 Broadway, Salisbury, Massachusetts 01952
Highlights: vegan peanut butter, vegan coffee Oreo, vegan strawberry banana

South of Boston:
Ziggy’s Ice Cream
120 Water St, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA, 02360
Highlights: vegan strawberry soft serve, vegan chocolate soft serve, vegan twist soft serve

Cape Cod and The Islands:
Ice Cream Café
Highlights: vegan soft serve (vanilla, chocolate and twist), salty caramel, toasted coconut

Central Massachusetts:
141 Highland Street, Worcester, MA – 01609
Highlights: vegan cherry, vegan bilberry, pineapple whip

New City MicroCreamery
28 Main St, Hudson, MA 01749
Highlights: vegan chocolate avocado, vegan strawberry, vegan coffee

Western Massachusetts:
Mt. Tom’s Homemade Ice Cream & Candy Store
34 Cottage St, Easthampton, MA 01027
Highlights: vegan mocha, vegan pistachio, vegan chocolate

Sheldon’s Ice Cream
285 College Hwy, Southampton, MA
Highlights: vegan mint chocolate chip, vegan coffee, vegan lemon poppyseed

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