Ice Cream

Non-dairy Frozen Goodness

If you’ve ever been to Farfar’s, you know the great pride we take in making the creamiest, most delicious ice cream possible. You may also know that we still use the original recipes which were created by Farfar himself, (Walter Simonsen) over 40 years ago, when the shop first opened.

Well… we’re excited to share that we’re working on some new recipes, for our customers who have asked for non-dairy options.

Small, craft batches of non-dairy Farfar’s flavors are here! We will be crafting new flavors and possibly using a variety of non-dairy options as we learn how the different flavors interact with one another. Our goal is to create the creamiest & tastiest non-dairy frozen goodness, possible!

As we kick off this adventure, there are 3 things we want you to know up front:

  1. The ingredients are currently more expensive than dairy. Maybe as demand increases, the prices will drop, but for 2019 a non-dairy flavor will cost more than our original flavors.
  2. Our non-dairy flavors are made in the machine that also makes our dairy flavors and there’s a whole lotta dairy in the shop, so even with all the care we will take, cross-contamination is a possibility.
  3. We are not going into the health food business; we’re all about sweet treats! (keto / paleo / wheat grass aren’t in the forecast)

We are so excited to share these small crafted creations with our customers who need non-dairy options. And we’re looking forward to seeing where this adventure leads us as we experiment. (the sampling has been a delicious job so far!)

Happy tasting!


Farfar’s in Vogue

A Summer Seaside Weekend in Duxbury,
New England’s Best-Kept Secret

Thank you to Todd Plummer of for the wonderful travel piece about Duxbury. So many special places & events…and so much yummy food, right here in town!.

Farfar's en Vogue“Whatever you do, save room for dessert. No New England weekend is complete without an ice cream sundae…”

It appears that one of Farfar’s secrets is still safe. See if you can find where Todd lets on that he may not have visited, yet. We hope he visits soon.   Read the full article…


Cycling & Ice Cream, Uncategorized

Ice cream reward for a hard, windy gravel bike ride

Thank you to and cyclist author, Valerie Enriquez for the Farfar’s shout out!


Imagine everything wonderful about New England ice cream: soft, creamy hand-scooped goodness served by a smiling teenager at a shop that’s been in the family for multiple generations.

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Valerie’s post ride ice cream of choice:

Buttercrunch cone.