Kennebunkport, Maine is one of the East Coast's most scenic towns. Located right on the coast, with the Kennebunk River running through the middle of its bustling center, guests of our boutique hotel Captain Fairfield Inn love to spend an afternoon strolling through downtown Kennebunkport. And with this summer's heat, you'll likely want to stop into one of Kennebunkport's ice cream shops for a cool treat. Here's three of the best ice cream shops in Kennebunkport to enjoy this summer:
This shop on Dock Square is for those who like a little adventure in their ice cream flavors. With flavors like Earl Grey, Rose Hip Jam, and Pistachio; Guava and Maria Cookies; and Horchata Rum Cake, you can see how owner Lauren Guptill's world travel inspired these creative ice cream flavors. Be sure to allow plenty of time for sampling before you decide—you'll want to try several of the tempting flavors that make this shop one of the best ice cream shops in Kennebunkport.
Venture around the corner on Ocean Ave. to find this small ice cream window tucked away next to the This Is It clothing store. Serving Maine-made Gifford's ice cream, the flavors here are traditional from Maple Walnut to Cookies and Cream. Try local favorite Muddy Bean Boots, a vanilla base swirled with caramel ripple and brownie bites. In addition to ice cream, Aunt Marie's also serves lobster rolls, if you're looking to get your lobster and ice cream fix in one stop.
Find all your favorite Ben & Jerry's flavors at this ice cream shop (in Kennebunkport on the hill overlooking Dock Square.) With over 30 flavors of ice cream, including classics like New York Super Fudge Chunk and Chunky Monkey, Ben & Jerry's is an enduring favorite for a reason. Try their new line of cereal milk ice creams, like chocolate cereal milk with chocolate rice crispy cereal bits, and don't overlook their serious selection of housemade waffle and sugar cones.