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Maine Ice Cream Season Winding Down

jackattack Sep 11, 2007 11:49 AM

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

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    Mainegal RE: jackattack Sep 11, 2007 01:14 PM

    Morton's, Ellsworth
    Butterfield's, Dover-Foxcroft (or thereabouts)
    Smedbergs and Crystal Farm, South Paris-ish
    There's a place in Farmindale right on 201 and another just up the road inHallowell, can't think of the name of either at the moment.
    Dorman's, Rockland/Thomaston line

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      HDinCentralME RE: Mainegal Sep 11, 2007 02:53 PM

      Farmingdale is Webber's. Hallowell is new ownership Hamilton's Dairy Barn (same as place in Vassalboro).

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      JaneRI RE: jackattack Sep 11, 2007 01:39 PM

      Do most of these places shut down seasonally? In RI, most are open year round so I never think of it as a season, I eat ice cream year round. Flavors change.....pumpkin, ginger, etc are big for fall.

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        Keithel RE: JaneRI Sep 11, 2007 02:24 PM

        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 :)

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          jackattack RE: Keithel Sep 11, 2007 06:52 PM

          New England eats more ice cream than the rest of the U.S. combined, that is the statistic that I always hear.

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            JaneRI RE: jackattack Sep 12, 2007 05:29 AM

            Yes, I also hear of it being a combined NE figure, not just MA. We do have SOME seasonal places, but open year round is very common (and like I mentioned w/a change to seasonal/fallish flavors).

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              Keithel RE: JaneRI Sep 13, 2007 11:31 AM

              Ahh, maybe that was it. I mean no disrespect to other NE states :)

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                JaneRI RE: Keithel Sep 13, 2007 01:21 PM

                Here in RI we have a bit of an inferiority complex.....we can't allow ourselves to be left out of stats, you know?

      2. Bivalve88 RE: jackattack Sep 12, 2007 05:38 AM

        Mount Desert Ice Cream Co. in Bar Harbor. The "hot chili chocolate" flavor rocks!

        1. the_MU RE: jackattack Sep 12, 2007 05:51 AM

          Hattie's in Brunswick sells Maple's ice cream (even the store layout resembles Maple's) and I expect will be open year-round.

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            steve999 RE: jackattack Sep 12, 2007 08:00 AM

            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.

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              Keefer Lucas RE: steve999 Sep 12, 2007 11:37 AM

              It would be worth pointing out for many of the establishments who they source their ice cream from - or whether they make it themselves. There isn't alot of difference between on shop selling Gifford's ice cream and the next.

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                steve999 RE: Keefer Lucas Sep 12, 2007 11:54 AM

                Ice Cream Dugout serves Shain's of Maine.

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                  jackattack RE: Keefer Lucas Sep 12, 2007 12:11 PM

                  All the places listed in my original post make their own ice cream.

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                frankbooth RE: jackattack Sep 12, 2007 05:22 PM

                Hodgman's Frozen Custard in Grey? ME - closes soon if not already- last year i had pumpkin custard on the last day...

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                  mrgaga RE: frankbooth Sep 12, 2007 05:30 PM

                  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.

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                    jackattack RE: mrgaga Sep 13, 2007 04:58 PM

                    You are correct. The Daily Scoop is the name of the place in downtown Kennebunk.

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                  Hamhock RE: jackattack Sep 12, 2007 06:34 PM

                  Both Garside's and Martel's in Saco are still open (albeit for limited days/hours), and make their own ice cream. Good stuff.

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                    happydash RE: jackattack Sep 19, 2007 07:28 AM

                    Maple's is open year-round at their new location on Middle Street. Where Casco Bay Books used to be.

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                      jillso RE: jackattack Oct 10, 2007 07:19 PM

                      Please post if you know of any other places STILL OPEN! (Today is Oct 10). Thanks!

                      1. TypeA RE: jackattack Oct 11, 2007 04:46 AM

                        Beal's in South Portland.

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