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Hodgman's Frozen Custard

1108 Lewiston Rd., New Gloucester, ME - (207) 926-3553
Posted By Michael Stern on July 30, 2010 10:35 PM
Open from Mother's Day to Labor Day, Hodgman's is the sort of place that calls out all summer to anyone with a sweet tooth and a love for old-fashioned Americana. It is a roadside custard shop where they make their own in only the basic flavors – vanilla and chocolate – plus one special each day. There are no mix-ins, swirls, chunks, chips, cookie dough, or candies polluting this dairy-pure manna. It's just custard. But oh, what good custard it is: thick and creamy, totally unlike bland brands pumped full of air.

We like vanilla best, just plain. Nothing is more perfectly satisfying on a warm summer day, whether perched on a cone or served in a cup. Of course, you can doll it up if you wish. Hodgman's menu lists sundaes, frappes and floats, banana boats and thunderstorms, hot fudge royals, tin roofs, and tin lizzies. Whole custard pies are also available.

There is no indoor dining area, but facilities include a large covered picnic area to the side of the stand, where you can sit and lick in the shade. (Hodgman's is closed Monday and Tuesday.)
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Custard Cone
Hot Fudge Royale Sundae

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Posted By Addie on May 8, 2011 8:21 PM
Hodgman's has the best ice cream ever. The service is great. All people employed at Hodgman's are very nice and respectful. It is well worth a very long drive to have this awesome experience!
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Custard Cone
Hot Fudge Royale Sundae

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Posted By Anne Manzo on October 3, 2005 7:59 PM
So worth the drive! You'll never taste a better or more authentic frozen custard. I've tasted other establishments' versions of "frozen custard", and it's more like the soft serve you'd get at Dairy Queen. This homemade delicacy is rich, thick and velvety. It reminds me of the homemade, hand-cranked ice cream my grandfather would make. Even plain ol' vanilla is a treat for your tastebuds and my favorite. You'll not only want seconds, you'll want to bring your cooler along so you can take quarts home with you!
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