Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of the summer season in Maine and Gifford's Ice Cream is opening their ice cream stands after a little delay. But it is all coming together with the beautiful weather.

As of today Waterville, Skowhegan Farmington, and Bangor will all be open daily from 12-8 pm. The Auburn location will be opening soon! For the new season we have some new flavors. Check out what we thought. (Spoiler alert: LOVE ALL OF THEM but the Lemon Berry was my #1 and the Peanutbutter Carmel Cookie Dough was Matts)

According to the information they shared with me...safety is a top priority for Gifford’s Ice Cream as they work to reopen the family-owned stands. Strict employee protocols for masking, scooping, sanitization, and more are in place to maintain the safety of those ordering. And they need your help to keep things safe for all...here is what they are asking you to do:
· Limit your group to one or two people when placing orders
· No pets or children are allowed on the counters
· Maintain a distance of six feet from others whenever possible
· Adhere to spacing lines in place when waiting in line for the window
· After placing your order, please move to the designated pick-up area
· Remain behind the pick-up line until your order is ready
· Scoopers will place your order on the counter and call your name; please note that all orders will be packed “to go”
· After the window is closed, please pick up your order and return to your vehicle to enjoy

Gifford’s Ice Cream has its Patriot’s-themed Dough Your Job flavor, as well as introducing five new flavors including:
o Cinnamon Granola Crunch - Cinnamon granola clusters mixed into buttery ice cream churned with brown sugar cinnamon
o German Chocolate Cake – Blast from the past! Thick caramel coconut rippled through rich chocolate ice cream with double-chocolate cake crunch
o Lemon Berry Shortcake - Maine wild blueberry ripples in refreshing lemon ice cream stocked with shortcake pieces
o Strawberry Cake Crunch - A swirled mashup of creamy vanilla ice cream, sweet strawberry ice cream, and a yummy white cake crunch
o Peanut Butter Caramel Cookie Dough – Call it a comeback! Back by popular demand - chunks of cookie dough and giant chocolate chips dot peanut butter ice cream swirled with caramel sauce

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