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Don't have a meltdown: Vermont Edition's ice cream show is back

Three pints of ice cream with spoons in them.
Mikaela Lefrak
Vermont Public
Why choose one flavor when you can have three?

Live call-in discussion: You need a break from the news sometimes. We get it — we do too. That's why we're bringing back our ice cream show for a second scoop.

Ice cream and frozen treat makes from across the region will share insights into their production process, favorite flavors, and how they source local ingredients.

Our guests:

We asked listeners to tell us who makes their favorite frozen treats in Vermont, and we were flooded with responses from enthusiastic ice cream fans. Here are some of the responses:

  • Palmer’s Maple in Jericho
  • Lilac Ridge in Brattleboro (“Organic and multi generation – the best creemees”)
  • Wilson’s Her Farm in Greensboro
  • Little Gordo’s in Burlington (“Nothing better”)
  • Village Grocery in Waitsfield 
  • Offbeat Creemee in Winooski (“For that plant-based holy goodness” “Consistently delicious and the best people. Love it!”)
  • Vermont Cookie Love in Ferrisburgh (“Maple/coffee twist creemees”)
  • Shy Guy Gelato in Burlington
  • Villagers in Perkinsville
  • The Creek House Diner in Bethel
  • Red Hen Bakery in Middlesex (“Creemees in homemade waffle cones”)
  • Morse Farm in East Montpelier
  • Canteen Creemee in Waitsfield
  • Pump and Pantry in Williamstown (“So many delicious flavor/add-on options”)
  • Zach’s Shack in Morrisville
  • The Genny in Albany
  • Kiss the Cow in Barnard (“Farm to ice cream”)
  • Full Belly Farm in Hinesburg
  • Brownsville Butcher & Pantry in Brownsville
  • Honeypie in Jamacia 
  • Village Creemee Stand in Bristol
  • Hidden Springs in Putney
  • Devyn’s in Swanton
  • Arlington Dairy Barn in Arlington
  • Wilcox Creamery in Manchester
  • Sweet Scoops in Essex
  • Silloway Maple in Randolph Center
  • Silverlake Syrups in Barnard (“They now rent their machine for events!”)

Broadcast at noon Thursday, August 3, 2023; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

Have questions, comments or tips? Send us a message or check us out on Instagram.

Mikaela Lefrak is the host and senior producer of Vermont Edition. Her stories have aired nationally on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, Marketplace, The World and Here & Now. A seasoned local reporter, Mikaela has won two regional Edward R. Murrow awards and a Public Media Journalists Association award for her work.
Andrea Laurion joined Vermont Public as a news producer for Vermont Edition in December 2022. She is a native of Pittsburgh, Pa., and a graduate of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine. Before getting into audio, Andrea worked as an obituary writer, a lunch lady, a wedding photographer assistant, a children’s birthday party hostess, a haunted house actor, and an admin assistant many times over.