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“Maine's best ice cream!”

Mount Desert Island Ice Cream
Ranked #1 of 13 Dessert in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night
Description: Mount Desert Island Ice Cream makes handmade artisanal ice cream and sorbets in Bar Harbor and Portland, Maine. We have been named one of the top ice cream shops by Food and Wine.
Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

This place is it. Soulful vibes from a friendly staff with many traditional and unique flavors to choose from. You can smell the flavors being made in the back as they are a small batch shop, with everything made on location. Worth a stop every time, sad we found it on our last night in the area or we would have visited this place every night. Beats the pants off Gifford's ice cream, and they will let you mix flavors so try a few.

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Reviewed August 19, 2013

There are several ice cream options in the Bar Harbor area, and most seem much more popular than Mount Desert. I can only presume one reason: people need to be more adventurous! This ice cream is delicious, and most of it is not your typical flavor profile (see: coconut thai chili, lemon poppyseed with berry swirl, maple walnut, and figgy pudding!). They let you try whatever you want, and I'm not going to lie....I tried the most basic ice cream in existence: madagascar vanilla. It was, in fact, the best vanilla ice cream I've ever had. Way better and more authentic than what the other places are serving. So, get yourself over to Mount Desert. You won't regret it!

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Reviewed August 18, 2013

The boiled coffee was excellent. Sampled a flavor that had dried cranberry, not for me. The cereal milk was a creative take on captain crunch.

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Reviewed August 17, 2013

Okay, forget all of the foodie hysteria for a minute and focus on the ice cream. It is great. Many flavors. Too many to even decide. So order a flight of four flavors and eat the rest of your family's flavors too. Thai Chile Peanut (sweet, peanutty and with a touch of creamy heat), White Peach (very restrained by comparison), Sherry Catalana,and Black Strap Banana (wow). I chose outrageously different flavors just because and was not disappointed. My family chose more traditional flavors and were in heaven as well. We swore that we would eat our dinner here the following night.

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Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

Such wonderful and unique flavors, it's hard to choose. Quality ice cream along with those fearless flavors will make you want to return to try something else.

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