There’s no shortage of scoops in the NEK! From the famous Maple Creemees at April’s Maple in Canaan to Tim & Doug’s “bang for your buck” sundaes in Newport, sweet treats can be found all throughout the Kingdom.
Wondering just where to get your licks in this summer? Here’s a selection of ice cream stops in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. Please check websites for latest hours and flavor availability! Be sure to snap a photo of your favorite sundae and post it on social with #getNEKedVT.
Milkhouse Ice Cream – St. Johnsbury, VT
Grab a sundae from Milkhouse and explore downtown St. Johnsbury! Milkhouse serves over 26 flavors of hard and soft serve ice cream, shakes, sundaes, banana slips and moo mixers. Whichever flavor you choose, make sure to take a photo of your treat in front of their spotted mural to commemorate your trip!
Carmen’s Ice Cream – Lyndonville, VT
Carmen’s is open year-round to serve your sweet tooth! With over 50 flavors of hard and soft serve ice cream, frozen yogurt, award-winning sundaes, splits, shakes, and even doggie dishes, this place doesn’t mess around! Carmen’s takes pride in their homemade sweet treats and caters to food allergies, offering gluten-free cones, vegan ice cream, and a variety of sugar-free ice cream, yogurts, and sorbets.
802 Hoagie’s Scoop Shop – Lyndonville, VT
Stop for dinner but make sure to save room for dessert! 802 Hoagie’s Scoop Shop serves up some serious cones, perfect for cooling off on a hot summer night. Take your ice cream on the go and explore some of the Covered Bridges that dot the town.
Clementine’s Creamery – East Burke, VT
Clementine’s Creamery is a seasonal ice cream stand and is the perfect stop after a day exploring Kingdom Trails or Burke Mountain! With flavors ranging from Maine Blueberry to Banana Cream Pie, you will taste the freshness and creativity in every lick!
April’s Maple – Canaan, VT
For a real sweet experience, head to April’s Maple in Canaan. Visit the Ice Cream Stand or stay for lunch at the Café – either way, a trip isn’t complete without one of their famous Maple Creemees!
Farm & Field
Hardwick House of Pizza – Hardwick, VT
Serving up soft and hard ice cream, Hardwick House of Pizza is located right off Route 15. Grab a cone, flurry, or a donut sundae and follow the bridge behind the House of Pizza to walk around Atkin’s Park community garden space and orchard. House of Pizza also has a full menu if you’re looking for a meal before your sweet treat.
Butch’s Harvestore & Ice Cream Truck – Walden, VT
Get a taste of Vermont Maple with a Maple Creamee at Tootsie’s Ice Cream! This roadside stand is the perfect stop while out exploring the Kingdom. Be sure to stop into Butch’s Harvestore to pick up some Vermont maple syrup.
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Tim & Doug’s Ice Cream Shop – Newport, VT
Open seven days a week, Tim & Doug’s Ice Cream Shop boasts the best bang for your buck with huge portions and plenty of flavor options! Make your selection then head to the waterfront to enjoy your scoops with a gorgeous view of Lake Memphremagog! Be sure to visit their Facebook page to see their latest specials and featured flavors.
Sweet Scoops – Derby & Barton, VT
Sweet Scoops has become a known favorite throughout the northern part of the Kingdom, with locations in both Derby and Barton. Choose from a large selection of ice cream, creemees, and specialty sundaes changing throughout the summer season. Check Facebook for shop hours and flavor specials.
Sugar Mountain Fudge & Candy Shoppe – Newport, VT
Not quite an ice cream shop, but certainly worth honorable mention is Sugar Mountain Fudge & Candy Shoppe on Main Street in Newport. Homemade fudge in every flavor imaginable, pecan turtles, malted milk balls, chocolate covered raisins, peanut butter cups, English toffee, and more. The smell alone will have you opening your wallet!
Cajun Snack Bar – Lowell, VT
If you’re looking for an eclectic mix of fresh seafood, hand-cut burgers, southern comfort food, and Vermont classics, head to Cajun’s Snack Bar! Top off your Fried Alligator Dinner, Crawfish Wrap, Scallop Roll, or Shrimp Poboy with a homemade sundae or flurry! Open seasonally May – September.
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