27 places to get a delicious frappe

Readers say

Boston.com readers shared the best places to enjoy a blended drink.

Refreshing frappe at Frankie & Dia’s, topped with whipped cream. Photo courtesy of Frankie & Dia’s

Frappe is a New England quintessential thing, or at least the name. What is known to the rest of the country as a milkshake, a thick, creamy frappe that is sure to brighten your day.

Boston.com readers asked us where is the best place to enjoy alcoholic beverages. It turns out that readers are fond of their frappe, sipping on classics like black and white or flavored with fresh cut bananas.

More than 60 readers mentioned 27 sites, including pioneers like Veggie Galaxy, where you can enjoy strawberry shortcake with grilled cheese. Frankie & Dia’s Ice Cream and Hot Cocoa, located in Raynham, came in first, with 21% of the vote.

See below for a list of the six best places to get a frappe. We’ve also included a map of each destination our readers recommended, along with a full list. Take a look – while you dream of having your own tall glass.

6. Cabot Restaurant and Sundae

This old-fashioned Newton eatery has been serving wraps, melts, and frappes since 1969. Readers have been excited about their chocolate liqueur, emphasizing that at Cabot’s it’s thick and delicious. The restaurant and ice cream parlor received 5% of the vote. Brenda B of Wayland said her favorite flavor is: “Banana. They sliced ​​fresh bananas in it too. Delicious.”

743 Washington Street, Newton

5. Friendly

The family restaurant chain, loved by children and adults alike, topped the list with 5% of the vote. With plenty of fries, burgers, and ice cream, it’s no surprise that Friendly’s is so popular with readers. L. Woodcome of Cape Cod said: “Chocolate frappe. Been drinking since the age of eight or over 60. Consistently good over many years. Unfortunately, there are fewer friends to visit. This Massachusetts institution for many years.” Meanwhile, Stephen J. from Maine to “eat coffee,” a hallmark of the friendly dessert.

Multiple locations

4. Kimball’s farm

Readers admire Kimball Farm, with its locations in Westford, Carlisle, Lancaster, and New Hampshire. Kimball serves up legendary ice cream, with flavors like mint stick and raspberry chocolate chip, but readers are indulged in chocolate and vanilla. Annie of Carlisle said she prefers: “Coffee, always coffee. When I was a kid, my favorite was the black and white frappe. (Do kids know what that is nowadays?) But as an adult, it’s just coffee. Definitely the best!” I got Kimball Farm gets 7% of the vote.

Multiple locations

3. Daddy’s Dairy

You can get a scoop of cake-flavored funfetti ice cream at Daddy’s Dairy, but wouldn’t you rather eat a frappe? We know readers will say they adore Oreo coffee, with its rich, strong flavor and cookie cutter. Kylie S of Norwood said she orders “Strawberry Cheesecake Strawberry!!! BEST EVER!! Order 1 strawberry syrup and 1 pump of vanilla syrup. Instead of the usual two pumps of strawberry syrup. Something amazing.” Daddy’s Dairy received 9% of the vote.

Multiple locations

2. Al Hilal Ridge Dairy

For ages, Crescent Ridge has been producing award-winning small batch ice cream. Readers recognize the store’s frappe, too, noting the July frappe of the month, Orange Dream Freeze, topped with whipped cream and cherries. John from Canton said he likes to pick up “blackberry ice cream, with Oreo and chocolate sauce. Simply put, a great understated combination.” Crescent Ridge received 12% of the vote, and readers like Don D., of Dedham, said their frappe could bring back childhood memories.

355 Bay Road, Sharon

1. Frankie Diya Ice Cream and Hot Cocoa

Reader Laura S. of Berkley said getting a Frappe birthday cake at Frankie & Dia’s is “like celebrating your birthday any day.” That’s just one part of the charm of this Raynham store, which received 21% of the vote. The owners named the place after their two daughters, inviting customers to come and play a board game while they enjoyed the desserts. While readers said they enjoy the peanut butter and chocolate frappe, as well as the espresso, Jane F of Taunton said the standout is “the hazelnut frappe. It has the perfect amount of Nutella and it’s thick and creamy. Definitely the best frappe I’ve ever had.”

407 New State Hwy. , Raynham

Here is a list of places readers are recommended to get a frappe in Massachusetts:

  • Bedford Farms Ice Cream, 20 North Road Bedford
  • Alban Place Bros, 711 Park Street, Attleboro
  • Bubbling Brook Restaurant, 1652 High Street, Westwood
  • Cabot Ice Cream Restaurant, 743 Washington Street, Newton
  • Cherry Farm Creamery, 210 Conant Street, Danvers
  • Colin’s Ice Cream and Sandwich Shop, 61 Hay Street, Medford
  • Crescent Ridge Derry, 407 Bay Road, Sharon
  • Daddy’s Dairy, 120 Union Street, Braintree
  • Flint Farm, 789 East Mansfield Street
  • Frankie Wadia’s Hot Cocoa Ice Cream, 407 New State Highway, Raynham
  • Frates Drive In, 1423 Somerset Ave. , Taunton
  • Friendly’s, 250 Andover Street, Peabody
  • Johnny’s Luncheonette, 30 Langley Road, Newton
  • Homemade Katie’s Ice Cream, 568 Main Street, Hyannis
  • Kennedy’s Ice Cream Bar, 888 Main Street, Melrose
  • Kimball Farm, 400 Littleton Road, Westford
  • Peaceful Meadows Ice Cream, 60 Bedford Street, Whitman
  • Pico Boston, 513 Tremont Street, Boston
  • Quincy Creamery, 107 Franklin Street, Quincy
  • Richardson’s Ice Cream, 156 Main Street, Middleton
  • Somerset Creamery, 1268 MA-28A, Cataumet
  • Star Drive Inn, 205 Merricks Street, East Taunton
  • Tom and Jimmy, 337 Winthrop Street, Taunton
  • Uburger, 89 Main St., Andover
  • Botanical Galaxy, 450 Massachusetts Street, Cambridge
  • White Farms Ice Cream, 326 Hay Street, Ipswich
  • Wild Willy Burgers, 46 Arsenal Street, Watertown

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