Two words—coffee soft–serve—instantly grabbed my attention among the day’s flavors handwritten on two giant whiteboards. I’m a softy for soft–serve and crazy for coffee ice cream in any form, but I’d never had it swirled from a soft–serve machine. Häagen–Dazs coffee ice cream has been the pinnacle by which I judge all others—and I can attest to some really wimpy versions out there—but one lick of Rennell’s coffee soft–serve and I’d entered new territory, way beyond Häagen–Dazs. In that instant, Bethlehem became a must–stop for me. Smitten by that first cone last year, I concocted excuses to drop by Rennell’s practically every day of a trip to New Hampshire earlier this month.Gourmet Live’s Kemp Minifie heads all the way to New Hampshire just to order a double scoop of New England’s best-kept secret at Rennell’s Ice Cream.
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