Since 1932

In 1932, during the Depression, Katherine Perley Benson wanted to draw more customers to her farm stand, so she transformed her front porch into a sit-down ice cream parlor offering a plate of ice cream for 5 cents.

When her son, John Benson, returned from World War II, he took over the business with his wife, Ruby, and they converted it into the ice cream stand it is today.  

Katherine's great-granddaughter and her family are the current owners, and multiple generations of the Benson family spend their summers working at the stand.


Benson's is on many "Top Ice Cream" lists and has won many awards for Best Ice Cream locally and throughout New England.

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Celebrating 85 Years

To celebrate our 85th anniversary year, we plan to bring back some old favorite flavors including Banana and Orange Pineapple at some point during the summer.  We also plan to have a float in the Boxford 4th of July parade. Follow us on Facebook for more updates.