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xecuchef Jun 19, 2007 01:49 PM

Like everyone posting, I am also on a quest for great ice cream. Going up to northern VT and looking for some ice cream stops along the way. Stopping at Herrells in Northampton and while in Vt, we always go to Ben & Jerrys(although, not the same anymore). So, any recs will be greatly appreciated!

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    Jestner Jun 21, 2007 05:03 PM

    What is your starting point?

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      xecuchef Jun 25, 2007 02:17 PM

      We will be starting in northern westchester county, about 30 mins from Danbury Ct.

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        RudyH Jun 25, 2007 03:29 PM

        Not great, but better than the store. I think both use Hersey (no relation to choclate bar company) Ice Cream

        Hartland Frosty Whip- off from I-91 exit 9 head north on Route 5 or Twist and Scoop off from exit 9 head south into Windsor

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          jwolf Jun 25, 2007 03:33 PM

          Wentworth's in Hmden, Ct (Rt 10). It's not right off 91, but well worth the 15-20 extra minutes. It's like how you wish Ben & Jerry's would be. Very rich & creamy.

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            Jestner Jun 25, 2007 06:49 PM

            Actually - the reason I asked was to see if Wentworth's, Sweet Claudes, Ashleys, etc. would be on the way. But they aren't so much

            If the OP is driving along 84, then maybe Big Dipper in Prospect would be the closest/best option. If you want to make a ice cream tour - goto Big Dipper in Prospect, Sweet Claudes in Cheshire, and Wentworths in Hamden. You could also throw in Scooples in Cheshire, Ashleys in Hamden, and Pralines in Wallingford.

            But, if I were doing the drive, I wouldnt even be coming across on 84 - so this is perhaps all water under the bridge.

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      winedude Jun 25, 2007 04:43 PM

      If you can figure out some way to re-route using 93, Bishop's Ice Cream in Littleton NH is really good, not as good a Herrell's but close.

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        jefpen2 Jun 25, 2007 07:01 PM

        Exit 2 in VT Right onto rt. 9 Chelsea Royal about 3 miles up

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          homesick for food Jun 25, 2007 07:21 PM

          Flayvors in Hadley, Ma. An IC place in the middle of a dairy farm.

          1. masha bousha Jun 26, 2007 09:49 AM

            Smyth's in Enfield, CT. I don't know the exact location but they have the best soft serve I've had in New England. Get it sprinkled with the toasted almond coating.....mmmm.

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              debvil Jun 26, 2007 12:23 PM

              Pralines in Wallingford (take the exit for route 68 - Exit 15 I think?) Take a left go about 2 miles follow signs for route 5 North. It's in a strip mall on the right immediately after Lowe's.

              Just had the Beez Knees graham base, chocolate covered lace bits...mmm. The espresso and Pistaschio impressed me as well. I am usually an Ashley's person but this was pretty darned good. I also hear the place in prospect is fantastic.

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