Dewey’s

Some quick research online told me Dewey’s, in Center Harbor, carried homemade ice cream. So my husband and I added it into our schedule. It wasn’t until we were in line that we realized they actually carry Richardson’s ice cream. And no, not the lesser-known Richardson’s in NH, but the Richardson’s in MA that you’ve probably enjoyed before.

I’d love to return here for coffee or a meal, but in the meantime, here is my review of the ice cream. It’s in an adorable location in a beautiful town, so it’s worth a visit to walk by the water and have an ice cream. And if you know of any homemade ice cream in that area that deserves a visit, please let me know!

Cake Batter – It’s a cake batter base, with cake pieces. The base almost reminds me of frosting! It’s a very bright flavor, very childlike. I enjoyed it. Doesn’t top Blake’s but it’s very good. (Blake’s throws some chocolate frosting in there that really makes it!)

Strawberry Cheesecake – It uses real strawberries, but the strawberry syrup isn’t great and tastes fake. That being said, the cheesecake is creamy and rich and awesome!

Phantom Berry – Oh my goodness. This is black raspberry ice cream with chocolate cookies. The cookies are clearly not Oreos, they are MUCH better, with a killer crunch, and brownie pieces are also included. It’s like a sundae in itself! Super sweet and so tasty. It was so good that Ross wanted to go back for another scoop! The cookies aren’t too sweet either which really helps keep all of this in proportion and not get old. They have a bit of saltiness too.

Death By Chocolate – The base isn’t too dark or too light, just classic chocolate, with great brownie pieces and a fudgy cold chocolate syrup. There is some bitterness to the base and it isn’t too sweet. It would be a fun base for chilies! The base works well so the mix-ins aren’t overkill = you can really taste all of the flavors.

Dewey’s has a great vibe and awesome seating. It would be a great place to hang out. Generally speaking Richardson’s is excellent in terms of consistency, and Phantom Berry gets one of our highest recommendations. Portions are very large, and prices are reasonable at $3.45, $4.35 and $5.25 with tax included. We spent $8.50 for the two of us. Another plus? They offered to do two different flavors in a kiddie! Super nice.

So while I wouldn’t make Dewey’s a destination because you can get Richardson’s in many places, if you’re in the area I really recommend a visit. And if you try their lunch or coffee, let me know how it is!

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Richardson’s – Not That One

When I first put Richardson’s on my list, I assumed it was the Richardson’s. The dairy based in Massachusetts that was served at ice cream stands around New England. But when I dug deeper in anticipation of our visit, I found out it WASN’T related to that Richardson’s at all! Somehow I’d missed this independent ice cream maker, even though I’ve lived within an hour of it for a very long time. They’re based in Boscawen, NH, which borders Concord.

Richardson’s is on a farm, and they sell their own fruits and vegetables, as well as local products, year-round, including their own pies, crisps and pastries . They are really in the middle of nowhere, but it’s a great place to grab your local eggs, produce and more as well as your ice cream, so it’s well-worth a trip.

Do check their hours – they’re definitely a bit unusual given the variety of products they sell, and it varies at different times of year. (You may want to call ahead to confirm.) Also, it’s a cash only business, so come prepared for that too.

In terms of seating, you’ve got a few tables and some chairs on the porch, which is nice although my husband was craving more options in the rain. I’m happy to eat ice cream anywhere though so it worked for me, and they had some comfy chairs with a nice view.

I think the one thing I really didn’t like about Richardson’s was that they wouldn’t allow me to order more than two flavors – even if I got a large. So while I sampled a lot, I had to settle on two. Portions are on the smaller side but worth it for the quality! It was $10.37 for two larges, one of them in a waffle cone, with tax.

Here’s the full report. We tried a lot of flavors!

Strawberry Rhubarb – It’s a very smooth ice cream. Unfortunately the rhubarb isn’t very distinct. I’d personally prefer to have chunks, or maybe just rhubarb ice cream solo. But if you love normal strawberry ice cream, this is a step up! (Strawberry just is not my personal preference.)

Blueberry Pie – This is absolutely amazing. Full of blueberries and not overly sweet at all. The pieces of pie crusts are fantastic!

Key Lime Pie – Wow. This flavor is perfect! It’s just like Key Lime Pie, for real. It has a great consistency and crust. And I grew up with an amazing homemade key lime pie made with juice from Florida, so I have high standards here! It’s creamy with a sourness like lemon meringue pie.

Catherine’s Passion – This ice cream has a slow release. It’s chocolate, with cinnamon and cayenne pepper. It tastes like chocolate at first  but then it’s followed by more heat and spice. It was a bit icy on top but I didn’t taste the ice thankfully. A lot of fun and flavor here.

Butter Rum Toffee – This has a butterscotch-esque sweetness and a nice rum flavor. It’s buttery, but sweeter than I expected it to be. The toffee inside is absolutely delicious!

Chocolate Peppermint Stick – What a great idea! This is chocolate ice cream with red and green peppermint pieces. I love peppermint stick and always add hot fudge – this is the best of both worlds! An awesome take on a classic.

And finally, the homemade waffle cone is very good and very sweet.

Richardson’s is truly worth a trip. At this point, it’s one of my top three contenders for best ice cream in New Hampshire! They include a variety of special flavors, offer seasonal sundaes like rhubarb and the consistency and flavor combinations are on point. I couldn’t more highly recommend a visit if you’re in southern New Hampshire. Enjoy and let me know what you think!

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