Our Story and Mission
Family owned and operated
In the fall of 2003 we purchased the former "Bills Buy rite" gas station and convenience store on Crystal Avenue in Derry. With lots of enthusiasm we set out to bring new life to the old building this time in the form of an ice cream shop.
On May 4th, 2004 we opened Moos Place Homemade Ice Cream. That first Chocolate Frappe served was a big thrill and the beginning of a new, exciting journey for us.
Our Mission was to Exceed our customers' expectations. Our vision was of friendly, customer focused staff serving our Super-Premium Homemade Ice Cream , at our clean, family friendly shop. Do all this while having a great time!
On June 2012, we opened our second full service shop in North Salem, NH.
We Love the Ice Cream Business and hope it shows!
Our Ice Cream
All of our super-premium hard serve ice creams are made at our Derry shop using locally sourced 16% butterfat crème and the finest ingredients. We also make all our own frozen yogurts and Italian Ices. Making all our own Ice Cream, in house, allows us to maintain control of the entire process from start to serving time! This also sets our products apart from the rest. Our efforts have paid off. New Hampshire Magazine has awarded Moos a "Best of NH" award ten years in a row. This is a great honor for all of us at Moos as the winners are chosen by the public.
Giving back to the our Derry/Salem local community is part of being a responsible business. Along with supporting many smaller charities and projects, Moos supports the NHSPCA, Make a Wish, St Thomas Aquinas/Nights' of Columbus blood drive, Sonshine Soup Kitchen, New Hampshire Food Pantry, Upper Room, Derry and Hampstead Library Summer reading programs, Derry Little League and the Miss New Hampshire Scholarship program. And of course if there is any Ice Cream left over at the end of the season, we are sure it goes to the local Boys and Girls clubs, Senior Centers and of course our Derry and Salem Firefighters!
Steve and Christy LaRocca