Erikson’s Ice Cream is rich and the flavors imaginative. With 51 Favors of ice cream, plus specials, frozen yogurts, no-fat frozen yogurts, sherbets, and sorbets, and Frappes, milk shakes and ice cream sodas, the only problem with Erikson’s is deciding on what to order. My favorites are Ginger, Coconut, Peppermint Stick, and Pumpkin. Among the interesting offerings are: Avalanche (vanilla ice cream with caramel swirl and caramel truffles), Caramel Macchiato, Coffee Raspberry Truffle (coffee ice cream, raspberry swirl and raspberry truffles), Purple Cow (black raspberry ice cream with white & dark chocolate), and Rum Butter Toffee.
FREE doggie ice cream (served with a dog biscuit on top) makes Erikson’s a dog heaven, and about half the cars have dogs enjoying their treats along with their owners.
Cars surround the stand in a fan shape, looking like a 1950’s drive-in movie. You will see vintage cars, sports cars, and convertibles among the regular cars and motorcycles.
While the lot can be filled, and the lines look long, with 6-8 windows with 8-10 servers (extras make frappes, milk shakes, ice cream floats, etc.) they move quickly. The kids working here are always friendly and cheerful, despite the pace they are working at.
Erikson’s in located at 12 Great Road (Rt. 117) in Maynard, at the Stow town-line. We drive 20-30 minutes to get to Erikson’s, but can’t make the trip often enough. In June/July the wonderful aroma of bittersweet fills the air.
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