Maine Ice Cream Season Winding Down
Are there any great places that I missed?
Mrs & Me in Kittery
Brown's in York/ Nubble Light
Big Daddy's in Wells
Smiling Hill Farm in Scarborough
Maples Organics in Portland
Shaws in Sanford
Scoop Deck in Kennebunk
Classic Custard in Yarmouth
Toots in Yarmouth
Deb's in Randolph
Hamilton's in Vassalboro
**North Street Dairy Cone in Waterville**
(this seasons winner for their homemade cookie dough!)
Round Top in Damariscotta
Boothbay Harbor Ice Cream Factory
*John's Handmade in Liberty/Lake St. George*
(this season's runnerup for his Strawberry Rhubarb)
Tubby's in Wayne
Since most places in Mass close before winter, I imagine Maine is no different.
Despite that, I seem to recall there being some numbers reported that indicate that folks in Massachusetts eat a helluva lot more ice cream per person than the national average. I don't know where other states in NE stand in that regard though..
I love Ice Cream all year long too :)
Hattie's in Brunswick sells Maple's ice cream (even the store layout resembles Maple's) and I expect will be open year-round.
Ice Cream Dugout - Windham. They are supposed to have a second location in Gray, but I haven't been to it. I think they are open through October?
Boothbay Harbor has one of the most decadent (and fattening, I'm sure) ice cream flavors I've ever had - chocolate ice cream with chocolate chips, fudge swirls, and brownie pieces.
BIG DADDY'S closes Columbus Day weekend, the end of summer and mosquito season is near!!! Route 1 in Wells right next to Maine Diner (check this place out for dinner first).
Scoop Deck is off Route One in Wells, not in Kennebunk. I think they serve Shains of Maine though. Big Daddy's makes their own, on the healthy side (i guess) go for the Cookie Dough Frozen Yogurt, if you like ice cream my mom likes the Raspberry Chip and the Chocolate Chip, also try the strawberry cheesecake.
Both Garside's and Martel's in Saco are still open (albeit for limited days/hours), and make their own ice cream. Good stuff.
Maple's is open year-round at their new location on Middle Street. Where Casco Bay Books used to be.