Even though the Granite State is pretty far north, that doesn’t mean we don’t get our fair share of hot weather during summer around The NASWA Resort. So, if you need a break from the heat when the dog days arrive, finding ice cream in Laconia, NH, is a winning (and delicious) proposition. Still, with how popular ice cream is in our neck of the woods in the summertime, it may be worth looking at some of the best options when going about town.

3 of Laconia, NH’s Best Ice Cream Shops

Whether you and your crew need classic waffle cones or unique creations, the Laconia, NH, ice cream scene has you covered! Disclaimer: If you’re reading this on an empty stomach, don’t be surprised if you start craving some sweet frozen snacks.

Happy Cow Ice Cream Shop

Located between 405 Pub & Grill and Laconia House of Pizza, Happy Cow Ice Cream has some of the most creative ice cream offerings this side of Opechee Bay. From handcrafted ice cream sandwiches to peppermint ice cream nachos, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more imaginative collection of flavor combinations. Pick up a pint of your favorite ice cream to enjoy at The NASWA!

Social Club Creamery

Just a block from the Elm Street Bridge, Social Club Creamery is known for its commitment to freshness. They specialize in small-batch ice cream, ensuring every scoop is as yummy as possible. Their impressive assortment of flavors includes Gooey Butter Cake, Peanut Butter Brownie, and the vegan-friendly Coconut Fudge. You can also find delectable baked goods to pair with your ice cream.


Kellerhaus offers homemade ice cream, allowing them to experiment with flavorful creations you may have never heard of—they also invite you to make requests! The make-your-own-sundae bar is a thing of Laconia legend, and those looking for a challenge can try the “Colossus,” a 10-scoop sundae with all their toppings. Did we mention that they also make homemade candies and chocolate? No wonder their toppings are so delectable!

Bonus: Frozen Drinks at NAZbar

Although we don’t make our own ice cream, specialty frozen drinks at the NAZbar & Grill may be the perfect way to end your day. From cold chocolatey cocktails like the Burnout and Marley Mudslides to frosty, fruity favorites like Mango Madness and Berry Passion, the grown-ups will have much to smile about while the kids play on the beach. 

Hotel Resort Lodging on Lake Winnipesaukee

Summer vacation in Laconia, NH, wouldn’t be complete without at least one trip to the ice cream shop. It’s a satisfying way to beat the heat and a quintessential warm weather experience. The only hard part is trying not to eat it too quickly! To start planning your summer escape to Lake Winnipesaukee to try all the ice cream in Laconia, just reach out to us online to book your stay or call 888-55-NASWA today!

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