Jill’s Ice Cream Review: Four Seas, Centerville

I am an ice cream addict. Thankfully, I live in a place where homemade ice cream parlors are plentiful so during the summer I find myself testing the different creameries on an embarrassingly regular basis. I figured I might as well put my habit to good use by sharing my findings with other ice cream aficionados planning their own Cape Cod vacations.

Review #1: Four Seas, Centerville

It made sense to begin my ice cream reviews with the oldest ice cream shop on the Cape and the third oldest in New England. Housed in an old blacksmith storefront, Four Seas dishes out 24 flavors at a time with selections changing periodically. I am partial to chocolate and typically order the chocolatiest flavor available. But when I visited, there were few chocolate based selections so instead I opted for a peanut butter based ice cream with chocolate chips. Wow. By far, this is the creamiest ice cream I’ve ever tasted and believe me, I’ve tasted a lot. James had mocha chip – really nice flavor, and again, the creamy consistency earned Four Seas very high marks in my book.

The portions were a tad small for my hearty ice cream appetite, but I suppose this is a good thing to keep the pounds in check. All in all, on a scale of 1-10, I’m giving Four Seas an eight with a point lost for flavor selection and portion size. Insider tip – take your cone down to Craigville Beach just down the street and enjoy the beautiful views while you lick away the creamy goodness!

Up Next: A trip to Jimmy’s (formerly Chad’s) in Cotuit is planned.

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