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Favorite soft serve ice cream in Maine

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Favorite soft serve ice cream in Maine

italianices | Jul 19, 2013 12:17 PM

Most of the ice cream discussions on this board revolve around "hard" ice cream, but I haven't seen a thread solely devoted to soft serve in Maine. Just wondering what your favorites are, and which spots are worthy of a detour.

So far, I've tried the soft serve at the following places:
-Red's Dairy Freeze in South Portland: their seasonal strawberry soft serve is fantastic.
-Dorman's Dairy Dream in Thomaston: good, but I preferred the hard ice cream.
-Round Top Ice Cream in Damariscotta: ditto.

Haven't visited the following soft serve shops, but have them on my "to try" list:
-Fielder's Choice in Sabattus and Manchester: this place reportedly serves outstanding soft serve (including flavors such as blueberry, maple, cake batter, and orange pineapple) and hard serve (including flavors such as baked Indian pudding). Seems to be a true under-the-radar gem.
-Dairy Frost in Brunswick: soft serve flavors include vanilla, chocolate, coffee, peanut butter, raspberry, and lemon.
-CJ's Big Dipper in Bar Harbor: people seem to love their blueberry soft serve - not sure if it's made with fresh berries a la Red's Dairy Freeze's strawberry soft serve.
-Beal's in Portland
-River Ducks Ice Cream in Camden

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