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Apr 17, 2010 01:31 PM

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???

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  1. Bishop's in Littleton is as good as you will find anywhere.

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    1. re: pbanjo

      Very good ice cream. Get a cone, though. A request for an ice cream soda was met with a totally blank expression, as if they'd never heard of such a thing.

    2. Sugar and Ice in Barrington, NH on route 125. Waffle cones made while you wait. Nuff said.

      1. 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...

        1. I wish Belmont was an area I drove through, they have fantastic Jordan's Ice Cream:

          but not on this list is one of my favs in Manchester on Valley St is Cremeland - this is prob my fav! If you love pistachio, I can't find a better one.

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          1. re: lexpatti

            I like Goldenrods on Candia Rd. in Manchester. Best peanut butter fudge icecream. I 'll give a nod to Cremeland too. They make a rum raisin that good.

            1. re: rmsoul

              The baklava ice cream at the Puritan is excellent.

              1. re: whs

                absolutely loved the pistachio at Puritan today, sooo creamy and full of flavor - not the big chunks like Cremeland but I believe the flavor itself was better.

              2. re: rmsoul

                We tried both and enjoyed Cremeland more than Goldenrod. Also liked Cremeland's onion rings a lot better.

            2. 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.

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              1. re: dfrostnh

                Merrivale Farms now sells Richardson's Ice Cream.