Jordan’s Post: Seacoast Creameries (and Ice Cream fun Facts!)

With Summer almost here (a girl can dream) and ice cream shops opening for the season, I thought it would
be fun to post some facts about America’s favorite dessert. I’ve also included a list of local businesses that 
make their own ice cream and have been highly ranked by publications like NH Magazine. Even though we still have at least two months before it’s warm enough for the beach, it’s always a good time to eat ice cream and support your local creamery.

Ice Cream & NH Dairy Facts

  1. Ice Cream was introduced as a delicacy to the US in the 1700s  
  2. Vanilla is the most popular flavor in the US
  3. A cow produces enough milk to make 2 gallons of ice cream a day
  4. But it takes 3 gallons of milk to make 1 gallon of ice cream
  5. Most NH dairy farms exist in the Connecticut River Valley in Western NH
  6. There are about 130 dairy farms in NH, with approximately 115 milking cows at each
  7. The NH dairy industry adds over 3,000 jobs to our local economy
  8. However, in 2016 the NH dairy industry declined by 16% due to lowered milk prices and a summer drought
  9. UNH was the first land grant University to have an organic dairy herd
  10. NH has an ice cream trail that includes ice cream shops across the state

Check out the ice cream trail on this link, or visit one of these seacoast creameries below! All of the listed shops either make their own ice cream or source local dairy!

NH Ice Cream Trail:

Seacoast Ice Cream

  1. Lago’s Lone Oak Ice Cream, Rye NH
  2. Sugar & Ice, Barrington NH
  3. Beach Plum, Portsmouth NH
  4. Izzy’s, Portsmouth NH
  5. UNH Dairy Bar, Durham NH
  6. Annabelle’s Natural Ice Cream, Portsmouth NH
  7. Memories Ice Cream, Kingston NH
  8. Rococo Artisan Ice Cream, Ogunquit ME
  9. Lone Oak Ice Cream, Rochester NH
  10. Big Daddy’s, Wells ME

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