Fortunately, New Hampshire has an abundance of ice cream parlors and shops offering everything from traditional ice cream to soft serve, sugar-free ice cream, sherbet, sundaes, ice cream floats, milkshakes, ice cream cakes, and more. While ice cream is generally dairy-based, there are numerous milk substitutes such as soy milk or tofu available for those who are lactose intolerant, vegan, or allergic to dairy products. Many ice cream shops also offer sorbet and frozen fruit pops and bars that contain no dairy.
Ice cream can be served in dishes or bowls or in various types of cones such as waffle cones, sugar cones, cake cones, cookie cones, and dipped cones.
It's not uncommon to add toppings, such as sprinkles or "jimmies" as they are known in some parts of the Northeast, nuts, candies, hot fudge, sauces, whipped cream, and fruit, especially a cherry on top.