Here's something to scream about: a collection of scoop shops and farms that serve ice cream made onsite with fresh, local ingredients. Go to nhdairypromo.org for an ice cream trail of more shops using milk or cream from Granite State cows.Up next month: Post your favorite food trucks on the wall of my Facebook page.PLACE DESCRIPTIONBIG FLAVORS
INSIDER TIP IN A WORDThe Sandwich Creamery134 Hannah Road, Sandwich(603) 284-6675 sandwichcreamery.com Established in 1995, the scenic Sandwich Creamery is tucked away in the Lakes Region. They are even more famous for their cheese. Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip, Coffee Kisses, Ginger, Tipsy Turtle Try this ice cream at various spots around the state or share a pint at the Creamery. Check their site for the list
CreativeArnie's Place164 Loudon Road, Concord(603) 228-3225 arniesplace.com The former home to a Dairy Queen, Arnie's Place opened in 1992 and serves ice cream featuring 15 percent butterfat.Coffee Heath Bar, Apple, Mud Pie, Extreme ChocolateGo on a Tuesday after 6 p.m. and peruse the classic cars during Cruise Night.
ClassicRichardson's Farm170 Water Street, Boscawen(603) 796-2788The history of Richardson's Farm dates back to 1700 with former locations in Pelham and Dracut, Mass. About 15 percent butterfat Mint Oreo, Frozen Pudding, Banana, Maple Walnut Richardson's will be offering free carriage rides and tours on 10/22 as part of Agri-Fest 2011.
CreamyWalpole Creamery532 Main Street, Walpole603-445-5700 walpolecreamery.com The base for this ice cream is made from scratch and mixed with milk from Echo Moon Farm, which is just down the road. About 16 percent butterfat.Sweet Cream, Blueberry, Pumpkin Spice, Very Cherry Chip Try the ginger-flavored ice cream for a truly refreshing after dinner experience. Their website offers a list of scoop shops.
YumRobie Farm25 Rte. 10
Piermont(603) 272-4872 robiefarm.com Located on the Connecticut River, this farm is currently operated by the sixth generation of Robies. Strawberry Rhubarb Brownie, Strawberry, Raspberry Almond, Pumpkin While you're there, pick up some all-natural Yankee Maid laundry detergent.
This article appears in the August 2011 issue of New Hampshire Magazine