How Holy Cow Ice Cream Cafe Gained National Recognition for 2 Sweet Flavors

The Gloucester shop won first and third place in the North American Ice Cream Association's Flavor of the Year contest for 2022

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Decades ago, Holy Cow Ice Cream was a beloved community shop in Gloucester, Massachusetts. But after closing down, the building became abandoned and there was no ice cream in sight.

Then, 10 years ago, Lynnfield native Mike Schifino purchased the building with plans to convert it into condos or something similar. It wasn’t long before the community planted the seed of a Holy Cow revival.

Schifino got the blessing of the previous owner, rolled up his sleeves and got to work.

Now there are three locations, two open year-round and one seasonal. They have grown from selling beloved Richardson’s Ice Cream to a full menu of their creative, homemade flavors. 

Just last year, two of the flavors, Ritzy AF and Easy Peasy took home first and third place, respectively, in the annual North American Ice Cream Association Flavor of the Year contest, adding to several other awards and ribbons in their cabinet.

Anna is sharing her homemade ice cream recipe starring some beautifully ripe strawberries.
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