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    Summertime favorites

    Ice cream

    A large banana split at Lizzy’s Homemade Ice Cream starts with the basics, and then customers can pile on the toppings.
    A large banana split at Lizzy’s Homemade Ice Cream starts with the basics, and then customers can pile on the toppings.

    Banana split

    Lizzy’s Homemade Ice Cream

    367 Moody St., Waltham

    Founder Nick Pappas likes letting people choose their own flavors and toppings — although he strongly recommends a scoop of vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry, covered in hot fudge, caramel, strawberries, whipped cream, cherries, sprinkles, and nuts. Pineapple is also very popular. The hot fudge and all the ice creams are made at the store. The large banana split costs $10.06. www.lizzysicecream.com.

    Salted caramel and
    chocolate-covered pretzel

    Uhlman’s Ice Cream

    234 East Main St., Westborough

    Uhlman’s creamy vanilla ice cream is spun with ribbons of salted caramel and loaded with chunks of chocolate-dipped pretzels.

    It comes in four sizes, ranging from baby ($2.25) to large ($5.25). www.uhlmansicecream.com.

    Black raspberry
    ice cream

    Nona’s Homemade, 19 Main St., Hingham


    A new flavor this year combines black raspberry ice cream with chunks of Oreo cookies. It’s served in cups or cones in four sizes ranging from kiddie ($2.56) to large ($4.76). You can get a waffle cone for another 86 cents. www.nonasicecream.com.

    Danish sweet cream

    ice cream

    Farfar’s Danish Ice Cream Shop

    272 Saint George St., Duxbury

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    Farfar’s signature flavor has extra helpings of heavy cream that makes this ice cream a perfect complement to fresh fruit in the summer, and on top of apple or pumpkin pie in the fall and winter. It costs $6 per pint, $10 per quart; and cones range from kiddie size ($3) to large ($5.55). www.farfarsicecream.com.

    Fresh native red raspberry
    ice cream sundae

    Benson’s Home Made Ice Cream
    181 Washington St., West Boxford

    This sundae features ice cream made with local raspberries, topped with whipped cream, nuts, a cherry, and fresh native red raspberry sauce, made on location.

    $10 for the regular size, and $9 for a junior helping. www.bensonsicecream.com.

    The Gram Slam

    Gram’s Ice Cream & Dessert
    40 State St., Newburyport

    Seven flavors in seven scoops, picked by the customer, are covered with a homemade brownie, a banana, whipped cream, nuts, cherries, and four other toppings of the customer’s choosing make up this behemoth, which is served in a large bowl. $25. 978-465-8515.

    Nick Kapteyn can be reached at nicholas.kapteyn@ globe.com.