…for ice cream, that is. Summer started out with dreary drizzle and cool temps, but I was still craving the sweet stuff. So, now that the weather actually turned, well, summery, it’s really all I feel like eating some days. I try to temper my cravings with other hot-weather foods, but I always find my way back to the real deal!
I have several favorite ice cream stands, but the other night I ventured out to try one that I hadn’t yet tried – Maggie Sundae in downtown Amesbury, MA. My husband and I immediately felt welcomed into this homey coffee shop/ice cream store. They have a bright, open interior with a friendly dog theme, and lots of offerings including dog treats, desserts, coffee and espresso-based drinks, ice creams, frappes, and of course, sundaes. At breakfast time, they also offer baked goods such as scones. There’s something for everyone within - whether you’re a person or a pup!
My husband tried a flavor called Tiger Paws that was a vanilla based ice cream with peanut butter cups and chocolate swirl, and he added hot fudge on top. I didn’t try it, as I am sadly allergic to peanut butter, but my husband, who can take or leave ice cream most days, loved it. I also loved my Chocolate Lab, a chocolate based ice cream with brownies, chocolate swirl, and chocolate chips. (Can you tell that I like chocolate?) I ordered marshmallow sauce on top and I couldn’t have been happier. The ice cream was incredibly soft and creamy; it was the perfect texture. It had a wonderful, deep chocolate flavor with lots of nice contrasts in texture. Marshmallow sauce can sometimes be too sugary or too sticky, but Maggie’s was soft and creamy and perfectly sweetened.
I’m already dreaming of my next Maggie Sundae!