Food & Drink

Ice Cream

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Vermont-Made Ice Cream

Vermont is a haven for ice cream enthusiasts with a world of frozen delights that go beyond the ordinary. Indulge in the sweetness of soft, pillowy creemees made with pure, local maple or savor the explosion of flavors in swirly, chunky ice cream creations. Discover off-beat ice cream stands at road trips throughout the state. Pay homage to flavors of the past at the Flavor Graveyard, a whimsical tribute to those flavors retired but not forgotten. In Vermont, ice cream is not just a summer affair; it’s a year-round sweet treat that invites you to explore a world of taste and tradition, adding a touch of sweetness to every season.

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Vermont Maple Creemee Trail

Vermont-speak for rich, sweet soft ice cream, often flavored with pure Vermont maple syrup. Creemees regularly come in chocolate, vanilla, and black raspberry too! Find this refreshing summer treat along the Maple Creemee Trail throughout Vermont.

There are more than 500 dairy farms in Vermont.

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Hundreds of Creemee Stands in Vermont

Thick, rich, and sweet, you’ll find them flavored with pure Vermont maple, chocolate, basil, pumpkin, black raspberry, and more. This database features more than 400 creemee stops to try throughout Vermont.

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The Boston Globe’s Creemee Highlights

Creemees are a uniquely Vermont phenomenon, and while there are more than 400 spots to find them statewide, the Boston Globe has a few favorites to recommend, from a family-run maple sugaring operation to an off-beat spot with a large local fanbase in the Mad River Valley.

Spotlight: Island Homemade Ice Cream

Island Homemade Ice Cream in Grand Isle works hard to handcraft more than 14 flavors of ice cream, including handcrafted caramel for a salty and sweet base.