Homemade ice cream and baby cows are a win for me! I always think about what it would be like to live on a farm. Growing up I rode horses and spent my summers mucking stalls, grooming horses, and riding. Definitely one of my happy places 🙂 That’s one of the great things about living or being close to the burbs, acres of land and animals are never too far.
Over the weekend my husband and I visited Hornstra Farms for homemade ice cream. Hornstra is one of the last working dairy farms on the South Shore in Massachusetts. It’s such a cool spot and great for kids. You can grab ice cream at the dairy bar and then walk around to see the cows grazing in the fields or the calves sleeping in the stalls. We saw at least six calves that were only a few months old! Hornstra Farms also grows their own corn too so there are beautiful cornfields surrounded by low stonewalls. Whenever we go there I swear I look like the emoji with the hearts as eyeballs! Also, I did I mention the Farm delivers fresh milk in reusable glass bottles right to your doorstep?! Next time we get ice cream I am definitely stopping in the farm store for milk.
Homemade Ice Cream
I’m not sure why, but the moment I was handed my ice cream, it started melting and would not stop! I could’t even keep up! Literally dripping all down my hand and onto my wrist. I had to bend forward and eat it because I was wearing my favorite summer maxi dress. LOL The ice cream at Hornstra Farms is absolutely delicious!! I stuck with a classic favorite – chocolate and Michael had cookies-n-cream. Usually I stick with a cup but decided to be wild and get it in a cone 😉 You seriously can’t beat homemade ice cream made from the milk of cows that are grazing just a few feet away.
It was a quick trip but we enjoyed our ice cream on a bench under a shaded tree. We plan to head back before the season ends in October and I can’t wait!
What is your favorite kind of ice cream? Any places nearby where it is homemade?