Ice Cream in New Hampshire?
We've ton the crawls in Maine and Massachusetts, but does New Hampshire measure up when it comes to homemade Ice-cream stands? I've heard about Blakes Ice Cream (the Giffords of NH?) and about Lago's Lone Oak, anything else interesting in the Granite state???
Slick's Homemade on Rte 302 between Woodsville and Bath NH. Really, really good homemade ice cream. I think their stand usually opens on Mother's Day but when there's nice whether they've opened earlier. They're also listed in the NH Made directory online.
I'm a fan of their banana splits...
I like Merrivale's on Rt 3A in Hooksett NH. For anyone heading north on I93, you can get off on 3A just north of Manchester, visit Merrivale's (frozen pudding is my favorite), then continue north on 3A. You can get back on I93 at the Hooksett toll booth or continue on to exit 12 which avoids the tolls.
We haven't been to the Sandwich Creamery in several years. It's an adventure to find it and you'll have to share a pint (no counter service, no cones). They sell in a few retail locations but the scenery in Sandwich is wonderful (just northwest of Lake Winnipesaukee).
Arnie's in Concord NH is popular. They have a good selection of flavors.
Richardson's farm stand, Water St, Boscawen NH has odd hours but will be open more often when summer season really starts. Maybe they don't qualify because their ice cream is actually made at Richardson's Dairy in Dracut MA (not related to Richardson's Ice Cream in Middleton). Some of the family moved to Boscawen but apparently nobody in the family ever retires. They sell cones and quarts etc and have a small list of flavors. From I93 take exit 17.