Crescent Ridge Dairy Bar

August 5, 2009 · 20 comments · Print This Post

in Boston / Massachusetts, Ice Cream / Frozen Treats

Crescent Ridge Dairy Bar

Baby Emily and her Mommy, Meghan, took me out for ice cream last week after we continued our “Ladies Who Lunch” tradition. Just a dangerously short ride from their lovely home is the spectacular Crescent Ridge Dairy Bar.

Crescent Ridge Dairy Bar

One of my few laments about living in the city is the inability to have this type of nightly summer ritual. Sure we can walk over to J.P. Licks in Davis but for some reason it doesn’t feel the same. Probably because J.P. Licks isn’t surrounded by green grass, trees, and a herd of cows. Hailing from Maine, I felt right at home in this quintessentially suburban locale.

Crescent Ridge Dairy Bar

As you can see, Emily and I bonded over an equally profound fascination with the “moo cows.” Too bad they were too busy eating grass to come over and visit with us.

Crescent Ridge Dairy Bar

But soon Emily lost interest in the cows, as sophisticated ladies are known to do, so we slowly strolled over to the ordering area for the dairy bar.

Crescent Ridge Dairy Bar

There were so many amazing choices! Plus Crescent Ridge milk comes from cows not treated with the rBST growth hormone so you can feel confident about overindulging your children.

Crescent Ridge Dairy Bar

And over indulge you will! Meghan and I ordered small ice creams and these monstrosities were what we were given. You definitely get your money’s worth, but I’m pretty sure consuming an entire cup of ice cream this size equals your entire day’s allotment of calories and then some. I’d recommend getting the “kiddie” size and even then possibly sharing with a friend.

Crescent Ridge Dairy Bar

Being a total peanut butter addict I of course ordered the very naughty Peanut Butter Cup flavor. The chocolate ice cream was delightfully dark and rich and the peanut butter cups were present in abundance. I managed to eat the top portion of the cup before I quit. In my defense quite a bit of it melted all over my pants.

Crescent Ridge Dairy Bar

Meghan’s Mint Chooclate Chip was equally phenomenal. I know this because it dripped all over my hand while I carried it over to the picnic table in the scorching sun.

I highly recommend taking a road trip to Crescent Ridge Dairy Bar in Sharon especially if you live in the city. Don’t you think it’s time you have a real sweltering hot summer night ice cream experience in the burbs? By the way, Crescent Ridge Dairy also delivers milk products to various locations in Massachusetts. Their milk is very quaint and comes in glass bottles that are returnable. I think I’d feel just like June Cleaver if I had a milk man. Now how fun would that be?!

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

1 anna August 5, 2009 at 10:53 am

Could that baby be any cuter?

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2 Erin August 5, 2009 at 11:06 am

She is super cute! I love little places like that …. we have them all over Utah, too :) See, what another great reason to move west!

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3 Hänni August 5, 2009 at 11:13 am

Emily is so adorable. and those ice creams–that’s a small?!?!?! omg.

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4 Bob August 5, 2009 at 12:06 pm

I’ve never heard of this place. How does that happen? It looks awesome. When I was a kid we always went to Kimballs, which has drastically changed since then.

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5 Abbey August 5, 2009 at 12:39 pm

Oh Holy Cow! I cannot believe how much ice cream that was! YUM!

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6 Megan August 5, 2009 at 12:49 pm

My boyfriend grew up right down the street from there. When we went to visit his parents a couple of weekends ago, we walked over, and I tried my first Crescent Ridge ice cream — delicious! I agree that the smalls are insanely huge. I couldn’t even finish it. I had the black bear which has these raspberry truffles in it. Can’t wait to go back! (And we always get Crescent Ridge milk at Whole Foods — and keep the glass containers to decorate with.)

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7 Lauren August 5, 2009 at 1:35 pm

I went straight to MapQuest after reading this post, and your photos are incentive enough for the 40 minute drive south of Boston! Yum.

Looking forward to meeting you at the blogger meet-up on Friday!

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8 Lindsey August 5, 2009 at 2:58 pm

You JUST reminded me of one of my favorite ice cream places in my hometown, and how I must take my sister in law, her husband, and nephew there this weekend when we all go for a visit to the boonies.

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9 Kathy - Panini Happy August 5, 2009 at 4:29 pm

Those are some absolutely SERIOUS scoops of ice cream! I love places like that :-)

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10 Tabby Kelliher August 6, 2009 at 1:12 pm

I love all the pictures of Emily she reminds me of Meghan when she was a baby, always happy and smiling! Those ice creams looked so delicious I would starve all day just to have one of those. The area is so pretty what a big difference it must be for you living in Maine and moving to the North Shore. Hope you have a great wonderful weekend!

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11 nancy August 6, 2009 at 2:27 pm

i love your pictures and comments that goes along with each one. Ice cream, cows, cute babies and green grass are all reminders of the ” quieter and simple pleasures” in our lives. Keep up the good work, I am a sincere fan of your website

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12 Andrea August 6, 2009 at 4:40 pm

Can that baby be any cuter? I don’t think so. The cows are nice, the ice cream delicious but the BABY is adorable. I’m certain that I’ve never seen a more beautiful baby.

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13 Elina August 6, 2009 at 4:53 pm

I love places like that, although honestly I’m also a HUGE JP Licks fan :) Good to know about the milk delivery. That does sound quite fancy ;)

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14 ttfn300 August 6, 2009 at 10:51 pm

ooh, that looks PHENOMENAL :) and a girl after my own heart with the pb cup!!

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15 Pamela August 7, 2009 at 10:07 am

If Emily liked it (and with that big smile of hers, it sure seems that she did) it must be worth the trip!

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16 KC August 7, 2009 at 10:28 am

What a GREAT little story and shout out to Crescent Ridge. I live about 2 miles away from there in Canton and it really is a wonderful place to just sit and hope you get lucky with a little visit from a “moo cow” Maybe it would be fun to do another “Adventures with Emily” piece..that was awesome. There is a great little childrens Museum in Easton also, hands on and not so far from Canton next time your out and about.
Isn’t having a little daughter the best…and it only gets better. Enjoy your summer.

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17 Mary Jane August 8, 2009 at 8:35 pm

Andrea,

Thank you so much for sharing this with us. Emily is beautiful and I must say the ice cream looks delicious!

That little girl should be in commercials, she is so cute!

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18 Valerie August 8, 2009 at 10:06 pm

Wow, that little Emily is a beauty!! FYI, I had Crescent Ridge Dairy deliver my milk for about 12 yrs. My milkman’s name was Lou. I miss that guy. And the milk too.

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19 El August 9, 2009 at 6:00 pm

The ice cream is HUGE! I’d rather pay less and get a normal portion. Looks good though.

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20 debanan August 10, 2009 at 7:40 am

Sorry, but I’ve lived a few miles from Crescent Ridge for more than 30 years, and I don’t go there any more because their quality has gone way down. Example: their pistachio used to be off-white and had real pistachio nuts in it. Now it almond-flavored and bright green. I’ve concluded that they outsource most of the actual ice cream making.

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