What is different about Benson's Ice Cream?
We make all of our ice cream, frozen yogurt, and vegan flavors on site in small batches with premium ingredients added by hand. We make artisanal, handcrafted, super premium ice cream the way our family has been doing do for generations. We strive to find the best ingredients and are constantly seeking out local, natural, and high quality add-ins to make our ice cream better. We only add all natural colors or extracts to our products (some add-ins we purchase contain artificial colors and flavors - see our menu page for more information). Our ice cream base is specially crafted for us by Bliss Dairy with local cream and made with pure cane sugar, not corn syrup. Benson's Ice Cream is a specialty ice cream unlike what you can get at the grocery store or most average scoop shops. At Benson's, you can taste the difference!
When can you buy Fresh Native flavors?
Our Fresh Native fruit flavors are only available when the fruit is in season at local farms. We work directly with neighborhood and other Massachusetts farms to purchase fresh picked fruit with no middle man. We can only get fruit when they have enough to stock their own farm stands and sell us their extra, so our supply is very dependent on weather, field, and crop conditions. Flavor can also vary by variety and season, and from crop to crop. We do our best to anticipate when the flavors will be available and to keep them in stock for the season, but nature can be unpredictable.
A general guide is:
Fresh Native Strawberry - mid-June
Fresh Native Red Raspberry- July and August
Fresh Native Blackberry- July
Fresh Native Black Raspberry - July
Fresh Native Peach- August
Fresh Maine Blueberry - August
Fresh Native Sweet Corn- August
Fresh Native Baked Apple- September
Fresh Native Spiced Pumpkin-September.
Do you make all your own ice cream?
Yes! All of our products, ice cream, frozen yogurt, and vegan, are made right on site in small batches with ingredients added by hand. The ice cream is literally made in the Benson home.
Do you take online or phone orders?
We do not take online orders and we do not take pre-order by phone or other means. Just walk up to the window and order cones, sundaes, frappes, to-go, and bulk sizes of your choice! We do take large bulk orders for events. If you are looking to purchase a 3 gallon box or more, please contact us through our contact page or by phone.
What flavors do you have in stock today?
We try to keep our regular ice cream, frozen yogurt, and vegan flavors in stock, but all of them can run out from time to time. To find out what flavor are available on a specific day, give us a call during business hours. Our Fresh Fruit Flavors are made only when fruit is available and sell quickly so they sell out frequently and even if we told you it was in stock, it may not be a short time later. We do not take pre-orders or save flavors for customers other than bulk event orders. Everything is sold on site on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Are your products allergy safe?
All of our products are homemade in the same machine, which includes dairy, gluten, tree nuts, peanuts, eggs, and soy as well as other ingredients. For slight allergies, intolerances, and dietary restrictions, please let your server know and they will do their best to make sure your order does not have ingredients that you can not eat, but in severe allergy cases, our products are not recommended. If you need a full list of ingredients for any flavor or product, please let us know.
What is the base of your vegan flavors?
Our vegan flavors are made with a vegan ice cream base that contains both soy and coconut ingredients. All of our products are homemade in the same machine (see allergy information above).
Is your ice cream gluten free?
Our ice cream, frozen yogurt, and vegan ice cream bases are gluten free. Some flavors have gluten add-ins such a brownies and grapenuts. All of our products are homemade in the same machine (see allergy information above).
What forms of payment do you accept?
We take all major forms of pay, including Discover, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Apple Pay, and Google Pay.
Do you sell gift certificates?
We do sell gift certificates at the stand in any amount as well as online (see "Gift Cards" below).
Do you ship ice cream?
Unfortunately, we are not able to ship or distribute ice cream other than at our location. You can only get Benson's Home Made Ice Cream at our location.
Click below to send a digital Benson's gift card to friends and family or buy it now for your future use.
We also have physical cards available to purchase at the stand. Both can be purchased in any amount.
All of our ice cream products are handmade in small batches on location with many of the same recipes we have been using for generations.
We make Fresh Native Fruit Flavors and Sundae Toppings with seasonal fresh fruit from local farms. Look for Fresh Native Strawberry mid-June, Fresh Native Red Raspberry in July and August, Fresh Native Blackberry and Fresh Native Black Raspberry in July, Fresh Native Peach and Fresh Maine Blueberry in August, Fresh Native Sweet Corn in August, and Fresh Native Baked Apple and Fresh Native Spiced Pumpkin in September.
We have a rotating menu of Vegan flavors that are dairy free and made with a soy and coconut base. Flavors include Coffee, Strawberry, Mint Chip, Chocolate Chip, and others.
On Route 133 in West Boxford Village
181 Washington Street, Boxford, MA 01921
181 Washington Street, Boxford, Massachusetts 01921, United States
Fall weekends from 12 noon - 9 pm