Richardson's Dairy is how ice cream should be done.
The cows are on site.
The milking sheds are on site.
The processing plant is on site.
The ice cream is on site.
It is farm fresh and absolutely delicious.
Richardson's is an institution...300 years and counting.
It has become a part of many family's lives...my family included.
Summers meant staring up at the board of flavours, trying to decide which one to choose.
My father taught some of the Richardson boys and at Christmas time would receive tubs of ice cream as a gift.
My senior year at boarding school I was allowed to have a car. It was a huge honour and was ostensibly so I could get to and from lifeguarding classes in a nearby town. I abused the privilege by driving to Richardson's with one of my best friends for coffee heath bar extra thick frappes. Yes, if I got in trouble in high school it wasn't going to be for smoking or drinking but because of ice cream! Nerd alert!
Now I have taken my son to Richardson's.
We saw the cows, fed the goats, made gobble sounds at the turkey and of course ate some ice cream.
My coffee heath bar extra thick frappe was as good as I remembered it.
For those of you in and around the Boston area, I am sure that you know and love Richardson's.
For those of you who live further away, I would highly recommend adding Richardson's to your list of must dos when visiting Boston. It is located in Middleton, about thirty minutes outside of Boston and although it is worth going way out of your way for their ice cream, it can very easily be made to be on your way to the beaches of the North Shore, New Hampshire or Maine.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!
As he said goodbye to the cows, Toddler C thanked them for the ice cream.
And yes, he now asks for chocolate ice cream at every meal!