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The Scoop On Regional Ice Creams
Let’s talk about ice cream today. Are you a fan? I don’t seem to be eating as much ice cream as I used to, but on Friday I used my vintage secondhand White Mountain Ice Cream Freezer to crank out a sublime batch of homemade all natural vanilla ice cream.
While admiring my “million dollar” concoction, I began to ponder those small mom and pop regional ice cream shops that we’ve visited around the country. When we go to visit my family in Maryland, we always go to the Annapolis Ice Cream Shop, which is located right there on Main Street. It’s a small place with lots of character. And, best of all, they make all of the ice cream themselves.
Last summer, when we were driving back to Seattle from Yellowstone National Park, we stopped in Deer Lodge, Montana. While strolling around, I was drawn to a charming little ice cream shop called Model-T. Inside the tiny shop, we found a wonderful selection of ice cream made by Montana’s Wilcoxson’s ice cream company. Locally owned and operated since 1912, this family run business boasts a nice selection of old-fashioned ice creams. While perusing the choices, my daughter and I simply couldn’t resist the huckleberry ice cream.The purple ice cream was rich and full of fruit. Unfortunately, we learned that company only distributes regionally in Montana and Northern Wyoming, so my huckleberry ice cream is merely a taste memory now. If I want more, I’ll have to head east on Interstate 90 to get some!
Have you ever found an awesome local ice cream while traveling the highways and byways? If so, do tell!