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  • Writer's pictureDale Newton

I'll Have a Maple Creemee, Please!

No, that is not misspelled. If you are in the local know, that is "creemee," thank you very much. Even ask Vermont's Governor Scott. There are a few top-of-the-list creemee stands, but our new favorite is just a few miles from Fruitlands on Rt. 15 in Walden at Butch's Harvestore.

Slightly creamier than soft-serve but with a lower milk-fat content than traditional hard ice cream, these sweet spirals can be found throughout Vermont at a number of shops, food trucks, farm stands, and creameries. While recipes vary, most places simply add (real!) maple syrup to an ice cream base. Hard-core creemee lovers will attest to the importance of using the highest-quality maple syrup. While simplicity defines these classic confections, some places do serve maple creemees sprinkled with maple sugar or drizzled with maple caramel, or in the form of an ice cream sandwich.

When we get a few moments to take a "mini staycation" (we spend a lot of our time making our guests' vacation the best), it is often on our BMW K1600GTL. As you can see from this photo below, the K bike just happened to pause at Butch's for a couple of maple creemees. This time they were in cups...and make that a medium, please!

*As a side note, if you travel to our B&B on your bike or motorcycle, we can keep your two wheels in our garage overnight.

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