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Screaming for Ice Cream!

BJennif Mar 22, 2009 11:47 AM

Hi all,

Just wondering if anyone travels past ice cream places and can report whether or not any are open yet or if they know when they will be opening? The slightest warm weather gets me craving a trip to the stand. Specifically I am interested in Uncle Ed's Front Porch. I don't travel that way too often and would have to make a special trip to check and they don't have a website.

Somerset Creamery's Somerset location opens March 25th.

Kimball's in Westford is opening April 1st, Jaffrey is opening April 15th, Carlisle on April 8th.

Anyone have any news to report?


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    no0b RE: BJennif Mar 27, 2009 01:57 AM

    The ones I go to are open all winter... lol Ben*Jerry's and Cold Stone.

    1. Passadumkeg RE: BJennif Mar 27, 2009 02:51 AM

      Morton's Ice Cream, School St., just off Main, Ellsworth, Me. On your way to Aacadia. The ginger is our favorite.

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        dfrostnh RE: Passadumkeg Mar 27, 2009 04:55 AM

        Arnie's in Concord NH has been open a couple of weeks.

      2. tunamelt RE: BJennif Mar 27, 2009 07:00 AM

        Hayward's in Nashua has been open a week or two now. If I recall correctly this is earlier in the season than they've opened in past years.

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          jackattack RE: BJennif Apr 2, 2009 02:16 PM

          Mad Maggie's in the old Treadwell's location, North Andover, is open year round. So is Shaker Pond in Alfred, Maine. Can't wait for Carter's in Haverhill and Benson's in Boxford to open up !

          Mad Maggie's Ice Cream
          1025 Osgood Street North, Andover, MA

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            lexpatti RE: BJennif Apr 2, 2009 04:52 PM

            Cremeland in Manchester NH is open (been for a couple weeks) - definately one of my favs in NE.

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              jackattack RE: lexpatti Apr 29, 2009 06:25 PM

              Would you mind giving me directions to Cremeland from MHT airport? thanks!

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                lexpatti RE: jackattack Apr 29, 2009 07:32 PM

                yes, as you leave the airport onto Brown Ave - take Rt 293 north. Just after the split (101 goes west), you'll stay on Rt. 293, you will take the first exit (Queen City Ave/Bridge). Take a right at end of ramp, then right at that first light (queen city ave), take that up to elm street (take a left - the school will be on your left). Several lights up is Valley St (take a right). It's about 4/5 blocks up on your left - across teh street from 7-11 store.

                They are advertising some new funky flavors - but I was blown away by pistachio last year.

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              purchaser1 RE: BJennif Apr 2, 2009 05:38 PM

              Pete's Scoop in Derry is open...20th anniversary

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                winedude RE: purchaser1 Apr 3, 2009 11:49 AM

                North Street Dairy in Waterville is open for the season.

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                  jillso RE: winedude Apr 8, 2009 06:52 PM

                  I'm so there! Homemade cookie dough that ROCKS !

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                BJennif RE: BJennif Apr 26, 2009 04:12 PM

                Took a drive to Uncle Ed's yesterday (4/25) only to find that it is not open yet. We ended up at Somerset Creamery, which never dissappoints. There was no sign in the window indicating an opening date, only a closed sign. :(

                1. BigFatDynamo RE: BJennif Apr 26, 2009 06:44 PM

                  I love Sugar & Ice Creamery in Barrington, NH. It's not much, but they have great ice cream and they make your waffle cone while you wait. If you're near the University in Durham, it's worth the extra 15 minutes to head down the road and try it out.

                  Sugar & Ice Creamery
                  555 Route 125, Barrington, NH 03825

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                    bewley RE: BigFatDynamo Apr 27, 2009 03:57 AM

                    Yes, and they make their own ice cream too, unlike Golick's (nearby) that uses any store bought variety at hand.

                    Personally, I favor Annabelle's in Portsmouth . . .

                  2. Passadumkeg RE: BJennif Apr 30, 2009 08:52 AM

                    Andrea Kristiennsen, the former writer for the Bangor Daily News has a blog site with a thread on Maine Ice Cream at Maine Maven.

                    1. Giuditta RE: BJennif May 3, 2009 07:38 AM

                      Mad Maggie's on Route 125 in Andover is open year-round. The ice cream is made ON-SITE, by the owners. Great interesting new flavors are added often, and if you're a regular, you'll be greeted by name. Very fun place, very good ice cream -- it's been called the best in the Merrimack Valley, but it's my brother's shop so I'd say it's the best anywhere!

                      And an added bonus: no GenY attitude -- courtesy and fun is part of your slurping experience.

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