Summer's here again, and a new ice cream place opened up near me that is so heavenly, it would be a disservice not to inform you about it. The place is called "Mad Maggie's" and is attached to Boston Flower Market and mini-golf on Rt. 28 in North Reading, close to the Andover line. Portions are expensive ($1.75 for a kid's cone) but huge. The ice cream is homemade, very creamy, and (I think) better than Richardson's in Middleton. The mint chocolate chip is white and cool and sparkling, with big dark chocolate planks. Their "Massachusetts Mud" is amazing -- coffee ice cream with cinnamon, caramel, Oreo cookies, and almonds. The Kahlua Brownie is chewy and luscious. Personally, I'd stay away from "Kris Krunch," a flavor only a six-year old could love, with blue raspberry sherbert-ish ice cream and Nestle's Buncha Crunch mixed in. I haven't tasted the rest yet but I'm sure I'll work my way through the menu.
If anyone knows of better ice cream nearby, please tell me! Thanks.