While the cake vs. pie debate always seems to take center stage in the dessert wars here, there are some of us on team ice cream. And Ice cream goes great with both cake and pie as well as by itself.
Family is heading from Southern NJ up to Acadia NP for a week in late August and we are going to try a different ice cream place in every state we visit. Would love to source some great ice cream places. Doesn't have to be along the route, just love to hear about the best ice cream/frozen custard/frozen yogurt/whatever people have had and where it is.
FYI, the plan is:
New Jersey - don't know, will go someplace local the day after we get back
New York - Carvel's; yeah I know it's a chain, but it was iconic in NY and Northern NJ when I was growing up, plus my daughter and I saw it on History Channel's The Food That Built America. That + my desire to go to Wentworth's again was the motivation for the different ice cream in every state tour
Connecticut - Wentworth's in Hamden, CT on the way up; may be my favorite ice cream place. Adored their Coconut Mounds ice cream after hiking at Sleeping Giant State Park or going for a long bike ride. Will do a short hike at Sleeping Giant and go to mass where I used to go when in grad school, so spend the night there.
Massachusetts - Baskin Robbins on the way up/day 2 - my wife wants to go here as she grew up on their ice cream
New Hampshire - don't know, but we are going up Mount Washington and will pick a place somewhere in NH on that 1 day excursion
Maine - don't know, we will just pick someplace while we are around Acadia