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What the Locals Really Think of Crescent Ridge Dairy in Sharon, Massachusetts

Orange pineapple ice cream from Crescent Ridge Dairy in Sharon, MassachusettsOrange pineapple ice cream.

by Eric Hurwitz. Page created on 7/23/2021.

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Crescent Ridge Dairy Bar at its flagship location in Sharon, Mass., and a vendor station in the Boston Public Market in Boston, Mass. is considered the "Ice Cream of the Crop" when it comes to delicious homemade ice cream in New England.

Earning more local, national and international awards than most of the other ice cream stands combined in the six-state region. For starters, National Geographic twice named Crescent Ridge one of the 10 Best Ice Creams in the World in its "The 10 Best of Everything: An Ultimate Guide for Travelers." Men's Journal ranked Crescent Ridge Dairy Bar as one of the  27 Best Ice Cream Shops in America in 2014.

Those accolades all well and fine, but what do the locals think of Crescent Ridge Dairy Bar -- that is, the people who know their local ice cream stands so well, including good ones that rarely get any press at all?

I live about 15 minutes from Crescent Ridge in Sharon and can tell you that most ice cream fans in this region consider Crescent Ridge Dairy Bar the "go to" place for ice cream.  Nothing scientific, mind you, although this observation can be validated by the crowds lining up outside the ordering windows virtually every day in the summer, as well as the conversations that take place amongst local families and friends about great ice cream. Crescent Ridge also has a vendor station at the Boston Public Market at 100 Hanover St. -- a permanent year-round market showcasing locally-sourced food from Massachusetts and all of New England. Crescent Ridge looks like a bit hit there, too, as evidenced by the crowds -- nice to see Boston residents, workers and travelers having access to the amazing ice cream.

Black raspberry ice cream from Crescent Ridge Dairy Bar in Sharon, Mass. Regarded as one of the best ice cream stands in the world by National Geographic!
Black raspberry ice cream.

While crowds and conversations strongly hint at something fabulous, it is ultimately the ice cream that reveals the whole story. Amply-sized, farm-fresh (the cows are within view), flavorful and with a creamy texture, Crescent Ridge ice cream is just pure magic. I personally love the orange pineapple, Cherry Ridge Ripple (real bing cherries, fudge ripples and chocolate chips), black raspberry, ginger, chocolate ripple, Graham Central Station (pictured below, chocolate and graham cracker flavors) and the basics -- vanilla, strawberry and chocolate.

Graham Central Station from Crescent Ridge Dairy in Sharon MA
Graham Central Station ice cream.

Oh, and one more thing: Autumn at Crescent Ridge brings wonderful fall-themed concoctions like the Pumpkin Spice Sundae -- pumpkin ice cream with caramel and nuts, topped with whipped cream and cinnamon sugar on top. Absolutely delicious! Pumpkin Spice Sundae from Crescent Ridge Dairy in Sharon MA
Pumpkin Spice Sundae.

In the dairy business since 1932 and with beautiful farmland to further create a wonderful, pastoral, all-around ice cream stand experience, Crescent Ridge is a must-visit for any locals or travelers in the Boston area loving farm-fresh, homemade ice cream with a top, worldwide ranking!

Crescent Ridge Dairy Bar is located at 355 Bay Rd., Sharon, MA. Tel. (781) 784- 2740. Open year-round!

S'mores ice cream from Crescent Ridge Dairy Bar in Sharon, Mass.
S'mores ice cream.

Be sure to check out the Crescent Ridge Dairy web site for more information on the Dairy Bar and Farm that also sells milk, meats and breads. Also, log onto the Crescent Ridge Facebook fan page for updates and great photos and posts!

Crescent Ridge Dairy Bar, Sharon, Massachusetts
Crescent Ridge Dairy Bar ordering windows.

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Crescent Ridge Dairy Bar is regarded as one of the best ice cream stands in the world, according to National Geographic.

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