Bishop’s is a Littleton, NH institution. I first discovered it while I was working at the Weathervane Theatre in Whitefield, NH in 2007. Bishop’s makes seasonal, homemade ice cream (although the Littleton Food Co-op carries some flavors year-round) and has been owned by the same couple since its founding, as far as I know. They also sell charming t-shirts and hats!
Although I’ve know they have great ice cream for a long time, I avoided them for a long time when I was generally just eating frozen yogurt. Despite what the sign out front says, they only carry one flavor of yogurt at a time – and it’s usually a fruit flavor, which isn’t my favorite. Despite my silly aversion due to the sign, I was happy to make a return trip in the name of research for this blog – and in fact, I have made two!
On my first visit, I noticed they offer a four scoop sampler. (I believe that’s the only way to get multiple flavors.) I love samplers and this one comes in a long dish perfect for sampling them all and comparing. Ross got one flavor like a reasonable person. One scoop is a little pricey at $3.90 plus tax, but for $6.75 plus tax you can get four! Here’s what we thought.
Butter Pecan: Although it doesn’t have a real crunch to it (which bugged Ross), I loved this buttery flavor with a great consistency. Really tasty!
Grapefruit Sorbet: Wow, this isn’t very sweet – which I loved! The grapefruit flavor is so prevalent. This is light and refreshing and has that sour flavor too of course, it’s full of fruit and so good!!! The only slight ding is that it melts faster than ice cream.
Irish Cream: Very tasty. The texture was a little hard/thick for my taste; perhaps the alcohol contributed to that. It’s a fun, sweet flavor with nice subtlety to it.
Bash: The dark Dutch chocolate base of this ice cream is just outstanding. It includes brownies, walnuts and chocolate chips. Those add-ins aren’t my favorite, but it was worth it for the base. Ross loved it as is.
Coffee: I loved how strong this flavor was! I am very picky about my coffee ice cream and this one really made me happy. Well worth it.
In the name of some more deliciousness, we made a return visit a few weeks later. Our flavors follow.
Mochaccino Flake: A coffee base with a crunchy chocolate mixed in. It’s a great combo, I loved the texture of the chocolate!
Littleton is very luck to have Bishop’s. Make a visit soon before the season ends!
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