Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Travel Bug Becky: Dairy Twirl in Lebanon, New Hampshire
Once of the most pleasant surprises when visiting New England is the plethora of ice cream stands. Unlike the tiny snow shack huts that house Utah snow cones, these ice cream stands take place in much larger digs even if they're still seasonal businesses.
A favorite stop of mine is the Dairy Twirl in Lebanon, New Hampshire. Lots of flavors lined the menu. I couldn't resist a vanilla and black raspberry ice cream dotted with chocolate and raspberry chunks, they called it Maine Black Bear. Dairy Twirl opens every year after Mother's Day and closes after Labor Day. Lebanonites line up by the masses on hot summer days and nights for some ice cream. It's quite the happening spot in this tiny town.
I honestly didn't see one single snow shack in all of New England. Is this a West Coast thing? Someone please tell me. But know I didn't mind. I love ice cream. I'd love to see Utah have an adorable seasonal ice cream stand pop up. Perhaps a BYU Creamery stand in Downtown Provo? Now we're talking. The closest I feel we've come to this is Ike's Creamery in the Provo Riverwoods shopping area with it's outside walk-up service window.
Have you ever visited one of New England's ice cream stands?
39 Mechanic St
Lebanon, NH 03766
PS. If you go to Maine, Cote's Ice Cream in Brunswick is fantastic, especially the maple.
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