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July is National Ice Cream month, and this year, July 21 is National Ice Cream Day. But as this concocted holiday approaches, it’s clear that in the world of frozen treats, there’s a lot more available these days than ice cream.
Around the North Shore, there’s no shortage of independent, family-owned stores that churn out everything from ice cream to frozen yogurt to sorbeto and minuta. Here’s a sampling of a noteworthy half-dozen purveyors.