Gray's Ice Cream, a Beloved Local Tradition in Tiverton Four
Corners, Rhode Island Since 1923
Strawberry Cheesecake ice cream from Gray's Ice Cream in Tiverton Four
by Eric Hurwitz. Article updated on 11/30/16
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Gray's Ice Cream in Tiverton, R.I., embodies the spirit --
along with, of course, fabulous homemade ice cream -- that makes local
ice cream stands so beloved in the New England summertime.
Located in historic, rural Tiverton Four Corners, Gray's Ice Cream
setting is idyllic New England -- the understated but pleasant mix of
historic homes, mom and pop stores and cafes, galleries, the fresh
coastal air, the trees, and nearby farms by the coast all the way out
to charming Little Compton -- it so beautiful here. What better place
for an ice cream stand than in a region affectionally known as the
Gray's has been in business since 1923, and it's easy to understand
why. First and foremost, the ice cream is fresh-tasting, quite creamy
and full of flavor with the best being pistachio, coffee, blueberry,
strawberry cheesecake and the seasonal pumpkin. Now at some ice cream
places, you end up eating in the car our outside by a steady hum of
traffic. At Gray's, sitting on the stone wall while eating ice cream
and watching the cows graze is the type of experience that creates New
England summer memories -- nothing fancy or elaborate but steeped in
wonderful simplicity (for the record, Gray's is open 365 days a year!).
The local beach crowd, families, farmers and urbanites looking for an
escape all come to this quiet place, as if it was a mini-vacation
Gray's has a convenience store inside where you can buy some of its
delicious ice cream. That's a good thing as Tiverton seems far away
from everything -- ironic, given Rhode Island is the smallest state in
It would be nice if every town had a Gray's, but, then again, Tiverton
is a one-of-a-kind place and I suppose the anticipation of coming here
makes it all that more special. We can hardly wait to return!
Gray's Ice Cream
16 East Rd.
Tiverton Four Corners, R.I.
Tel. (401) 624-4500
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