September 10, 2004
Whenever you are on the Cape, one of the stops everyone has to make is an ice cream stop at Highland Creamery.
Truro is the small town just next to P'Town. You will pass Highland Creamery going to P'town and coming back out, as Route 6 is the only way in or out. It's fun to go at night because you drive on Route 6 and its dark and there just doesn't seem to be a lot out there. Then suddenly out of the darkness you see a massive amount of cars, disco balls, lights galore, and bubble machines. Next you hear the music, blasting out of the dark woods. You have found Highland Creamery.
You see music, lights, and a swarm of young teenagers scooping ice cream from behind the counter. The place is packed with families, gay couples, and local teens who all flock to Highland Creamery for the best ice cream on the Cape.
The flavors range from Vanilla to Almond Joy, Beer Buzz, Purple Cow, White Russian, White Chocolate that is liquor soaked, or Birthday Cake. It's all as good as it sounds. Next pick your toppings, like candy, nuts, marshmallow or the best hot fudge you ever tasted. It's homemade. You can also get Hawaiian Shaved Ice and it's just like the real stuff in Hawaii. They have smoothies, and even the low-fat and the low-carb stuff. But if you really want a treat, get an old fashioned banana split. It's the REAL thing. You pick your flavors and they load it up with all the goo and good stuff. It's everything a banana split should be!
We often skip dessert in town and just pile in the car and head down to Truro for our Highland fix. It's the stuff legends are made of and it doesn't disappoint!
From journal Family Week in P'Town