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“Fantastic, local flavors”

Mount Desert Island Ice Cream
Ranked #9 of 24 Dessert in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Description: MDI Ice Cream is hand-made artisanal ice cream, made with organic milk and cream and an attention to selection of ingredients. We aim to make flavors that are forward looking without being sensational for its own sake. Selected as a top ice cream shop from "Food and Wine."
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Description: MDI Ice Cream is hand-made artisanal ice cream, made with organic milk and cream and an attention to selection of ingredients. We aim to make flavors that are forward looking without being sensational for its own sake. Selected as a top ice cream shop from "Food and Wine."
Reviewed August 25, 2013

Have been to this ice cream shop twice and loved it each time. The flavors are fun and creative. The small batches with all local ingredients make for perfect ice cream. Open late so you can wander in anytime. Staff is always very nice and helpful.

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Reviewed August 19, 2013

Really cool ice cream favors begged conversation and try outs....but the absolutely bland salesperson didn't even mention that we cold order a "flight" of flavors. My ice cream was fabulous (salted caramel) as was the chili chocolate, but the completely bored salesperson took away from the joy of the experience a bit. Sometime you have to fake interest in yet another tourist, but that makes the difference!

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lmpBarHarbor, Owner at Mount Desert Island Ice Cream, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2013

Thank you so much for writing such a nice review of Mount Desert Island Ice Cream despite your mixed experience! I can assure you that we strive for a higher level of customer service than what you experienced and my apologies for such bland service.

All the Best - Linda

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Reviewed August 16, 2013

Your overpaying for gelato at any of the gelato places in this city. Yes the gelato is good, but way overpriced for what you get. They make the ice cream here fresh everyday here, and it is super creamy.

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Reviewed July 7, 2013

This was not my first trip into this ice cream parlor which has been in the Old Port for a couple/three years or so. President Obama stopped here with his fam on a trip through Maine last year or the year before. I recall that they gave it a good review. It is a small chain, based up in Bar Harbor, I believe. This is good quality, homemade ice cream. Its got all the good stuff in there. They offer about 50 flavors, some of them quite unusual. I tasted the butterscotch rootbeer.... interesting, nice combination. But in my dish I opted for the simpler pralines and cream, and combined it with sweet basil blueberry crisp. The former was delicious, among the best pralines and cream I've tasted anywhere. The latter was also delicious with a vanilla base, noted blueberry pieces and chunks of crisp. This place once again did not disappoint.

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Thank James F
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Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

Loved this ice cream shop in downtown Portland! They had really interesting flavors which were delicious. The staff was very welcoming and helpful in choosing which flavors to try. I would recommend a visit here, you won't be disappointed!

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