The 6 Best Gelato Places in New Hampshire!

Gelato is the Italian version of an American classic—denser, more flavorful ice cream with the added bonus of less fat! Made from milk rather than cream, with less air allowed to incorporate, this iconic Italian treat is just as good in Portsmouth as it is Pisa. Grab a spoon and plenty of napkins, the best gelaterias of New Hampshire await! Andiamo! 

1. Morano Gelato, Hanover, NH

Morgan Morano honed her gelato genius in Sicily, bringing her frozen fantasies back to the great Granite State. Emphasizing traditional Italian flavors and technique, this Hanover hotspot is a treat year round. Visit for perfect gelato, every time. 

2. The Bloom’n Cow, Newmarket, NH

The Bloom’n Cow scoops up seriously good ice cream and gelato, all made in house. With traditional flavors, inventive takes, and even varieties strictly for the 21 and over crowd (Chocolate Guinness or Wild Turkey Bourbon anyone?), this Newmarket location is the perfect blend of new fangled and old fashioned. 

3. Ceo’s Gelato Bistro, Portsmouth, NH

Offering gelato and sorbetto (Italian sorbet) all made in house, Ceo’s is among the best desserts in state. This Portsmouth paradise scoops up joy in flavors from the traditional to the sublime (from Strawberry Basil through Avocado). 

4. Buza Dairy Bar, Concord, NH

Buza carries Annabelle’s ice cream, but the real winner is their housemade gelato. Try the Affogato, a traditional Italian treat of gelato topped with hot espresso, or the slightly more American Espresso Shake. 

5. Tano’s Pizzeria, Manchester, NH

Tano’s may not look like much, but what they’re serving up is out of this world. Homemade in house, the gelato and gelato pie at this Manchester location are easily among the best in state. Visit for a hearty Italian meal, or just a cold treat on a hot day, and feel like family from your very first visit. 

6. Sophisticakes, Windham, NH

Sophisticakes may first and foremost be a cupcake shop and bakery, but they have some of the best gelato in the state. The gelato is homemade and bursting with flavor. Not to mention it pairs nicely with a cupcake or cake ball if you’ve got a serious sweet craving! 

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