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BLOG ENTRY: Tasting the treats at Carmen's Ice Cream

Lyndonville, Vermont - July 7, 2010

Is it ever too hot for creemees? Last week it was too cloudy and cold, and this week the sun has been blazing, it's humid, and temperatures have soared into the 90s! According to Eric Paris, the owner of Carmen's Ice Cream in Lyndonville, it actually can be too hot. Sure, eating an ice cold ice cream would make you feel better on a hot day, but when the summer sizzles too much, people get lethargic and tend to just stay home.

This week, it's been H-triple-O-T, but there have still been plenty of ice cream eaters coming down to the old railroad freight house. It's an interesting building, full of history and artifacts dating back to the late 1800s, with several tables and stools at the counter. More importantly, they have over 70 flavors of hard ice cream, and they were just unveiling a new creemee machine that is broadening their creemee flavors from four to dozens. My biggest challenge was trying to choose just two flavors of creemee or ice cream to try. I mean I am a champion creemee and ice cream eater, but even I can't eat over 100 cones in a sitting! I narrowed it down to a strawberry creemee (YUM!) and some Maine Wild Blueberry hard ice cream! (DOUBLE YUM!)

Is this the best place for creemees and ice cream in the land? It just might be, but just to be fair, I'd better keep researching. If you are in the Lyndonville area, this is certainly worth a stop!

Sharon Meyer

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