Back in July 1982 a small ice cream shop opened on Ceres Street, in the seacoast community of Portsmouth, NH. It didn't take long before this small shop was attracting customers from all over New England who stood in lines to get a taste of this super premium frozen confection. Word spread quickly that this small shop, tucked alongside the Portsmouth waterfront offered a spectacular ice cream product. Rich, creamy, and loaded with "stuff," Annabelle's ice cream had no match. Now close to 30 years later Lewis E. Palosky is keeping this sweet tradition going. . and growing.
"We use only the highest quality natural ingredients in our products," Dr. Palosky states, "and our ice cream freezer churns out some of the very best ice cream found anywhere."
The accolades for his products continue to mount and the prestigious "Buyers Choice Award" from the Northeast Food Service & Lodging Expo was recently added to the list. "My Yellow Brick Road ice cream (a blend of golden vanilla ice cream with roasted pecans, praline pecans, and caramel swirls) was voted the best in the dessert category," Palosky states. "People were flocking throughout the show to get a taste of this and the other delicious flavors we were exhibiting," Palosky continues.
Such flavors as Cashew Caramel Cluster (caramel ice cream with roasted cashews and chocolate chunks), Swiss Chocolate Avalanche (Swiss chocolate ice cream with pecans, walnuts, chocolate covered almonds, chocolate chunks, and white chocolate swirls), and Mint Summer's Night Dream (mint chocolate ice cream with dark and white chocolate chunks) are only a sampling of the ice creams offered by the company. In fact 30 flavors of ice cream, four flavors of frozen yogurt, and three flavors of fruit sorbet make up the line. "We are always looking for new and exciting flavor offerings and we are continually experimenting with new concoctions," Palosky states, "I've had to let my belt out a few notches, but boy am I having a lot of fun," he concludes.
Business continues to thrive at the original Ceres St. location and new shops are continually opening throughout New Hampshire and Maine. Annabelle's kosher ice cream is also available in restaurants, specialty stores, and dipping shops throughout New England. "Our reputation continues to grow for fine quality, friendly service, and a fair value," Palosky states, "and we are dedicated to offering our customers, whether they buy a single dip cone or a truck load of 2.5 gallon containers, the best in quality, value, and service.