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Mount Desert Island Ice Cream

51 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101-5009
+1 207-460-5515
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good15%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (47 reviews)
“sorbet” (6 reviews)
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
51 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101-5009
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Reviewed yesterday

I was driving back from the University of Maine, and we all felt like ice cream. We stopped at the Mount Desert Island for ice cream, and they had some of the most peculiar flavors. The lady let us try quite a few of them,...More

Thank Debra P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a sea salt caramel ice cream, sat in the sun in the close by Post Office park to enjoy it. It was simply heavenly! Go there to taste it!

Thank Nick B
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Ice cream is delicious, but I barely got a half a scoop of ice cream on my cone for my five dollars. Not worth it!

Thank Jaime R
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

The butter beer was sooo smooth and delicious!! Now that I’m back in Montana I’m craving it. Quite a variety of flavors as well. The chocolate wasabi was also very tasty, it was hard to choose just one. Also was not crazy busy and service...More

Thank ashleighheimbach
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Never have I seen such vibrant colored, interesting flavor combinations or delicious ice cream. Not to be beat anywhere. It was so good we stopped for a second serving in the Bar Harbor location (48 degree weather) and this time got a double scoop!

Thank Maura D
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

The ice cream is of great quality - dense with lots of flavors and bits of ginger. There were other interesting flavors I would have loved to try.

Thank DoubleD1969
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

If you are wandering around the Old Port it is hard to pass by an ice cream shop with such fun flavor choices. The guy at the counter was uninterested in giving tastes but I did get a few in before choosing brigadiero - very...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Excellent selection of flavors from the classics to uniques! I went for the "cranberry bliss bar" (mild orange/citrus base, white choc chips, cranberries and nuts). Delicious, yet not overwhelming...so the last nite was as good as the first!

Thank Kathleen H
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Mt. Desert Island Ice Cream is really gelato and sorbet, not ice cream. That said, it was still interesting shop. There are about 16 flavors, but some off the wall choices. We had fig, and a lavender hibiscus. Both very different and very good. If...More

Thank 3,142,013
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Plain vanilla is a wonderful choice in any ice cream made with quality ingredients and Mt. Desert Ice Cream's vanilla doesn't disappoint. But most ice cream eaters will be tempted away from a standard flavor to try one of Mt. Desert's many unique offerings. No...More

Thank lupaglupa
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Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101-5009
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-460-5515
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MDI Ice Cream is hand-made artisanal ice cream, made with organic milk and cream and an attention to selection of ingredients. We aim to make flavors that are forward looking without being sensational for its own sake. Selected as a top ice cream shop from "Food and Wine."
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