In Kennebunkport Maine, the return of ice cream means the return of summer – and by that I mean that my favorite spots for a cup or cone have now opened, all just minutes from our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for a good, healthy meal, but sometimes a girl’s gotta have ice cream! Honestly, though, what’s better on a hot summer night than a double scoop dribbling down the sides of a waffle cone as you sit by the ocean? That’s just around the corner (in terms of time and geography)!
So when you’re visiting our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast this summer, make sure not to skip the best places for ice cream. Two staples sit just a few blocks away in downtown Kennebunkport Maine. If you prefer cups to cones (or are watching your figure), test out Roly’s English Fudge. Don’t let the name deceive you, because it dishes up some of the best gelato around! Decadent and creamy, gelato has fewer calories and fat than ice cream, so it’s the ideal option for an evening treat, even if you’re regretting that extra cup of chowder or three pound lobster from dinner. Plus, it’s just delicious!
Only about 12 houses separate the Maine Stay Inn from a New England staple – Ben & Jerry’s. So this summer, when you’re craving some Chunky Monkey to top off your Berry Berry Extraordinary vacation to Kennebunkport Maine, don’t pass up on a cone. Or cup, whatever you like. Plus, even though Ben & Jerry’s is a chain, it’s made in New England, so you’re still supporting the local food movement!
But sometimes nothing will do but a DQ (who doesn’t love a rhyme now and then?)! Their soft and creamy blends may only come in two flavors, but there’s always something for everyone. Located in downtown Kennebunk, this American favorite might be off the beaten path, but is still less than ten minutes from our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast. So indulge in a candy packed Blizzard as you say “hello” to summer!
The hometown hero when it comes to ice cream is Big Daddy’s, located in Wells, Maine. The last of my faves to open, it’s well worth the wait. Everything is homemade – even the peppermint stick – and you can absolutely tell. The ice cream here is so good that I dream about it all winter long, even when it’s snowing. But they’ve opened for the season, reminding me that summer is almost here! So plan your vacation to Kennebunkport Maine today. And don’t forget the sign as you cross into Maine “the way life should be” – in my book, that means calorie free, so leave ‘em at the border!