Ah, the creemee. A truly wonderful Vermont-made creation that can’t be beat on a hot summer day. For those not from the 802, the word creemee can be perplexing, but for all of us living in Vermont calling it “soft serve” would be sacrilege.
We polled our team and put together a list of the top 25 places to grab the perfect creemee around the Champlain Valley and surrounding areas.
1. Burlington Bay Cafe– Burlington
Enjoy your creemee while taking in the beautiful view of Lake Champlain and the waterfront. This spot can get super busy in the summer, but the line tends to move quickly.
2. Bagel Cafe– Burlington
This gem, tucked into the New North End of Burlington, is great for families with their kid-size creemees at a great price. Their creemee window stays open until 9pm.
3. Al’s French Frys– South Burlington
Enjoy a delicious creemee while the kids play on the playground in the back.
4. Village Scoop– Colchester
Located in Colchester, this local favorite is the perfect spot to grab a creemee or the more traditional ice cream cone option.
5. Rocky’s– Essex Junction
Rocky’s is super convenient for those living in the Essex Junction/Essex area and is a great place to go for pizza and a creemee; a great combination! They also have a baby size option which is great for the littles.
6. Sweet Scoops– Essex Town
When it opened in 2017, Sweet Scoops became popular for its creemees and it’s huge sundaes. They also offer maple nuggets as a topping. According to their Facebook page, these are, “Crushed up maple candy applied to ice cream.” Creemee toppings don’t get much more Vermont-like than that!
7. Ray’s Seafood– Essex Junction
One of the few places in the area that serves creemees year ’round.
8. Jericho Country Store– Jericho
This store is a Jericho landmark and is fun to visit even without the creemees, but you wouldn’t want to miss them!
9. Joe’s Snack Bar– Jericho
This place has been around for years and many native Vermonters have fond memories of heading there as kids. You can grab a whole meal here to go along with your creemee- and you won’t be disappointed!
10. Palmer Lane Maple– Jericho
This spot is a local favorite, but it is also great for those that are gluten-free thanks to their gluten-free cone option! Their maple sprinkles are especially delicious!
11. Dakin Farm– Ferrisburgh
People rave about the maple creemees at this spot!
12. Vermont Cookie Love– Ferrisburgh
This spot was one of the most popular amongst our team! Their creemees are absolutely delicious and you can find other yummy treats like their homemade ice cream cookie sandwiches.
13. Village Creeme Stand– Bristol
If you happen to be down in Addison County, this is a popular creemee stop.
14. Canteen Creemee Company– Waitsfield
Canteen Creemee Company is known for it’s unique creemee flavors and toppings, and delicious food. It’s totally worth the trip just to try these treats.
15. Plainfield Hardware– Plainfield
Don’t let the name fool you. This creemee spot is famous in Central Vermont, and for good reason!
16. Dairy Creme– Montpelier
This creemee stand may not look like much from the outside, but with countless flavor options at great prices, this Montpelier spot is a must!
17. Morse Farm– Montpelier
This maple farm is a great stop for the perfect maple creemee made with real maple syrup.
18. Bragg Farm– East Montpelier
BVTMB writer and New York State transplant, Amanda, had her very first maple creemee here the first time she visited her now-husband in Central Vermont. She can attest to the quality and deliciousness of their creemees!
19. Pump and Pantry– Williamstown
This gem has crunchy creemees and delicious maple creemees that are sure to please!
20. Goodies– Addison
This place provides a great bang for your buck, as their creemees tend to be larger than other places and at a great price!
21. Hoss’ Dogg House– St. Albans
This stand offers flavors of the week besides your typical flavor staples, which can help mix things up a bit!
22. Duke’s– Milton
This is another place with tons of creemee flavors! They also have a frequent buyer card which is great if you are going often!
23. Georgia Farmhouse– Georgia
This spot in Georgia has many flavor options and a great space to sit and enjoy your creemees while the kids run off some of that sugar.
24. Sama’s Cafe– Middlebury
This spot, off of College St. in the heart of Middlebury, is a great place to grab a creemee.
25. Charlotte Berry Farm– Charlotte
The blueberry creemees, made with this farm’s own berries, are absolutely delicious!