You cannot be sad and eat ice cream.  There were many things that struck me when I moved to Maine, the first was how I instantly felt like I had come home, another was how many ice cream stands there were for a place that spends a large portion of the year in freezing temperatures.  The ice cream scene in Maine is very much a thing and I'm happy to indulge.  Here, my photos from ice cream around Maine, New England, and Beyond!!

Red's Dairy Freeze.  South Portland, Maine. August 2, 2018

 Every spring when Red's Dairy Freeze opens up in South Portland, we breathe a sigh of relief, winter is on its way out.  Beckoning us with their bright red roof, Red's has delicious soft serve.  On any given summertime evening you'll find a line full of families, friends, dogs, kids, and adults all patiently waiting for their treats.

Every spring when Red's Dairy Freeze opens up in South Portland, we breathe a sigh of relief, winter is on its way out.  Beckoning us with their bright red roof, Red's has delicious soft serve.  On any given summertime evening you'll find a line full of families, friends, dogs, kids, and adults all patiently waiting for their treats.

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 Ron, out for a ride on a beautiful evening stopped by for a cone.

Ron, out for a ride on a beautiful evening stopped by for a cone.

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Smiling Hill Farm. Westbrook, Maine. August 9, 2018.

 Sitting high atop a hill, overlooking a lush pasture, the ice cream barn at Smiing Hill Farm is one of my favorite places.   You can get a scoop, or lunch for that matter, sit outside, take a walk through the petting zoo, let your kids play in the playground, peruse their beautiful test garden We arrived around sunset, got our treats, and walked around the farm.  We got to see the actual cows that made the milk that made our ice cream grazing and check out their insanely giant sunflowers. Supporting local farms is one of my passions, and getting ice cream at Smiling Hill is about as local as it gets.

Sitting high atop a hill, overlooking a lush pasture, the ice cream barn at Smiing Hill Farm is one of my favorite places.   You can get a scoop, or lunch for that matter, sit outside, take a walk through the petting zoo, let your kids play in the playground, peruse their beautiful test garden We arrived around sunset, got our treats, and walked around the farm.  We got to see the actual cows that made the milk that made our ice cream grazing and check out their insanely giant sunflowers. Supporting local farms is one of my passions, and getting ice cream at Smiling Hill is about as local as it gets.

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Dairy Queen.  South Portland, Maine. August 22, 2018.

 

 Nestled between two busy streets, the Cash Corner Dairy Queen in South Portland has been in this spot for over 60 years.  They serve all of the classics, my favorite being the butterscotch dip cone.  The parking lot is busy and there is often a line, but this DQ has a really small town feel, echoing the community that it has served for decades.  They have seen their city grow and change over the years, and are a stop for a summertime treat that generations have enjoyed.

Nestled between two busy streets, the Cash Corner Dairy Queen in South Portland has been in this spot for over 60 years.  They serve all of the classics, my favorite being the butterscotch dip cone.  The parking lot is busy and there is often a line, but this DQ has a really small town feel, echoing the community that it has served for decades.  They have seen their city grow and change over the years, and are a stop for a summertime treat that generations have enjoyed.

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Ben and Jerry's at LL Bean, Freeport, Maine.  August 26th, 2018.

There is not much I can say about Ben and Jerry's that hasn't already been said.  We found ourselves in Freeport on a hot summer day so we stopped by for a treat.  Much to our surprise, the annual Dog Days of Summer, Dock Dogs competition was happening. It was so cute and such a great memory.

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