Sweets in Southern Maine

Maine might be known for its seafood and lobster, but Maine is home to delicious sweets including ice cream, cheesecakes, and baked goods. As a family resort in Maine we like to find new places to tell our guests about, and all throughout Maine you can find a variety of favorites that hit your sweet tooth every time. From ice cream stands to candy stores, there’s plenty of unique tasty treats for everyone. Here are some of our favorites.
1. Wicked Whoopies , Farmingdale ME and Freeport ME
Whoopee Pies are one of Maine’s most loved comfort foods. These treats are made with two soft cookies filled with fluffy white filling, generally the size of a hamburger. The original and most popular flavor is chocolate, but cooks are forever creating new flavors like gingerbread and orange creamsicle. Wicked Whoopies started in 2003 and continues to be Maine’s most popular whoopee pie bakery.
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2. Yummies Candies and Nuts, Kittery ME
Yummies opened in 1986 and to this day, they continue to serve millions of happy customers. Their offerings of wall to wall candy and nuts include fan favorites including Jumbo Cashews, Sour Gummy Worms, and Boston Baked Beans. Each candy is individually hand packed for just the right amount. With over 10,000 pounds on display, you’ll never see anything like this. Next time you’re in Kittery, come take a walk down memory lane and pick out some of your favorites.
Family resort in Maine3. Goose Rock’s Dairy, Kennebunkport ME
Goose Rock’s Dairy offers premium ice cream and delicious homemade desserts. Their grounds offer a family friendly environment with beautiful gardens and seating areas. Their generous portion sizes make for any summer night.

4. The Cookie Jar, Cape Elizabeth ME
The Cookie Jar is an iconic pastry shop located in Cape Elizabeth. Although the owners have changed four times, the recipes are the original recipes with all of the same ingredients and homemade goodness. Locals say it even smells the same! The Cookie Jar carry favorites including fresh turnovers, cream rolls, fresh bread, and of course, donuts. Make sure you mark The Cookie Jar on your go-to places to visit this year for some tasty treats.

5. Dickinson’s Candy, Old Orchard Beach ME
Dickinson’s Candy has more candy then you can dream about, and it won’t disappoint. When you walk in, adulthood abandons you and the kid within you comes out. Whether you are looking for old fashioned or high end candy, Dickinson’s has it. From jelly beans to salt water taffy, you’ll be lost in a sea of colors that’ll let your inner child go crazy!
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6. Gelato Fiasco, Portland ME
Gelato Fiasco is nestled in the Old Port just blocks away from Casco Bay. They create desserts and places that make customers beam with pride. With up to 30 flavors of fresh gelato daily, you can sample as many flavors as you wish, mix-and-match any flavor, and take home pints. Each batch is made with precision. Local’s favorites include Caramel Sea Salt, Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup, and Maine Wild Blueberry.

7. Izzy’s Cheesecakes, South Portland ME
Proudly serving the most creamiest and delicious cheesecakes since 1985, Izzy’s Cheesecakes has been voted one of the best cheesecake bakeries in Maine. Izzy’s high quality hand crafted products include local berries and fruits. With over 30 flavors of cheesecakes, Maine Blueberry Swirl, Turtle, and Creamy Original are fan favorites.

8. Ben & Jerry’s, Kennebunkport ME
Head into locally owned and operated Kennebunkport ice cream shop and dig into many of flavors scooped to perfection. Ben and Jerry’s is home to many Maine Family Resorts. With local favorites including Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Chunky Monkey, and Strawberry Cheesecake, there’s a flavor for everyone. Stop by our remote location and let your taste buds do the talking.

9. Sugar Shack, Kennebunkport ME
Your eyes will be drawn inside from the bright colors and smiling faces. Sugar Shack turns bad moods into a moment of everything being right in the world. The sensory overload that comes from the candy store: bright colors, smells of heavenly goodness, and the sounds of laughter and machines whirring, pure magic. Come in and find rows of candy from Gobstoppers to Tootsie Rolls to Cotton Candy and Chocolates.

10. Reilly’s Bakery, Biddeford ME
Reilly’s is a fourth-generation family owned and operated bakery located right in downtown Biddeford. From the moment you walk into Reilly’s you are greeted by friendly faces and the aroma of fresh baked goods. Reilly’s is the place you go to for some morning breakfast or afternoon snacks. Their Chocolate Frosted Donuts, Maple Cream Donuts, and gooey Glazed Donuts are the most popular among locals.
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