Seafood, Soft Serve and Slick’s

Meadow Ice Cream Restaurant in Littleton, NH doesn’t make their own ice cream, but I’ve always had great experiences there, so I had to share a quick post.

Sometimes, you’re in the mood for ice cream, and you go to an ice cream place. And in Littleton, Bishop’s is a solid option. Other times, you’re specifically in the mood for Slick’s ice cream, of Woodsville. But if you’re in Littleton and you don’t have the time to drive to Woodsville and back, you’ve got another option. Likewise, if you’re craving some fried seafood or a burger…and that would be Meadow Ice Cream.

This restaurant is rather unobtrusive. When I first moved to the North Country, they weren’t open, so I didn’t know what the scoop was. Turns out they are seasonal, open April-ish to October I believe. When I finally got around to trying their food, I was impressed.

I’ve gotten fried seafood here – clams are always a favorite of mine – and it’s been delicious. But I confess that what really drew me in was the sign, which often says “maple soft serve”. Yup. I had my first maple soft serve here, and it’s really fantastic. Full of flavor and creamy and perfect.

Since then, I found out about their hard ice cream, which is Slick’s. They’ve got indoor and outdoor seating too, which is definitely a step up from a food stand.

My husband and have been a few times, but we went this summer so that I could review it for you. We stuck to Slick’s ice cream this time around. It’s very affordable at $3.50 each for a medium with tax. Here’s what we got.

Strawberry Cheesecake – This is so good! Glorious crust chunks, etc. Read my full review on Slick’s here. I think this might be the best cheesecake ice cream in New Hampshire!

Cookies and Cream – Unfortunately, this one isn’t my favorite. The base is just really bland – it isn’t a distinct vanilla or anything. Personally, I want my cookies and cream base to taste like the cream in Oreos or maybe be a nice vanilla. Unfortunately while the cookies were great, the base just didn’t do it for me.

White Mountain Raspberry – This is vanilla with raspberry swirl and white chocolate chips. It’s nice, although the raspberry isn’t the best I’ve had.

Coconut Raspberry Swirl – The coconut is really fun in this!

So if you’re craving Slick’s or Seafood or maple soft serve, consider stopping by! I’ve found they always close earlier than I expect so you might want to call ahead.

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Bishop’s


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!

Green Tea: It’s an awesome consistency and a fun flavor that oddly reminded me of being a child…not my favorite green tea, but I respect it!

 

Littleton is very luck to have Bishop’s. Make a visit soon before the season ends!

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