We are lucky to have our own selection of homemade ice cream in and around the Upper Valley.
I can’t wait to try them all!
Within the Upper Valley
Mountain Creamery in Woodstock
Enjoy homemade ice cream from Mountain Creamery on Central St.! I think I’ll have some of the toffee, chocolate oreo, and peanut butter – because I can’t decide on just one flavor. This is a great destination after a walk around Woodstock because they also serve food!
Wright Scoop in Fairlee
On Route 5 in Fairlee, Wright Scoop offers locally made ice cream. Soft serve is from Hatchland Farms in Haverhill (loved by locals around) and the hard ice cream is from Slick’s in Woodsville (which one reviewer said was the best ice cream they had in the country and they had traveled a lot!) Other reviewers on Tripadvisor say it’s the best ice cream they’ve ever had – – and we can get it right close by!
Check them out this summer!
Morano Gelato in Hanover
I’ve heard nothing but great things about this place and their reviews support it: considered to the best gelato in America. Opened by Morgan Morano in 2010, this place sounds amazing. They even have opened up new locations in Massachusetts! We can enjoy this delicious treat right on Main St. in Hanover.
They make their gelato fresh each day and plan to sell out each evening so customers get the freshest product. They make over 200 flavors annually and 12-16 flavors daily. They take flavor requests if you have a hankering for kiwi, cherry, or English custard with sponge cake (yum). You can also request flavor additions to their menu.
You can also order cakes (toasted meringue and chocolate hazelnut), pints, or have Morano Gelato cater your big or small event!
Definitely a place to try this summer: Morano Gelato.
Strafford Creamery is a well known name around the Upper Valley and many high end restaurants serve their ice cream (like Simon Pearce). You can also find it at the Hanover and Lebanon Co-ops. They strive to make high quality ice cream in small batches with the freshest ingredients. Enjoy some to take home and indulge.
Kiss the Cow Farm
I heard about this from a blogger at the DailyUV, All Points Delicious’ article “Vermont’s Most Exquisite Ice Cream.” Her post and description of salted cracked caramel ice cream made me want to jump in the car and head over to Barnard off the Royalton Turnpike to try some. Alas, it’ll have to be on my to do list. Check out Kiss the Cow Farm for its amazing homemade ice cream. You can also take some home as they sell pints – yay! Cookies and cream, heathbar crunch, salted cracked caramel, and dirt with worms here I come!
Autumn Harvest Farm
Autumn Harvest Farm sells four homemade ice cream flavors at their farm in Grafton, NH. This is not just an ice cream shop window – this farm has a lot to offer its customers for their drive. They are a bed and breakfast and campground with a cafe. You can also get veggies from them too. They have hiking trails and a quilt shop!
And of course ice cream!
Beyond the Upper Valley
I enjoy their sweet cream and raspberry. Walpole Creamery sells their ice cream in grocery stores around the area so it’s easy to taste this homemade ice cream without a trip to Walpole. I think next time I’ll try Chocolate Triple Play. You can see all their flavors here. Local markets have them in their freezer section like Anne’s, Meriden Deli, and Upper Valley Co-op.
I had this ice cream once and it was wonderful! Cookies and cream – so creamy with chunks of Oreos. Yum. You can see their full list of flavors here. They have some creative flavors like cinnamon, blueberry, cherry dark chocolate, lemon cookie, and orange pineapple.
This farm in Sunapee is a great stop for kiddos. They encourage you to visit the farm, pet and feed the animals, take a hike, play horse shoe, or enjoy a picnic. What a welcoming family to share their farm with the public to help others creating lasting memories.
Cuteness: Ice cream with a Heart
This young man makes homemade ice cream for those who live at the Haven. What a wonderful read!
You can read more ice cream shops around NH here.