The Best Ice Cream In Boston
Summer's here, which can only mean one thing. It's time to enjoy some ice cream! There's nothing better than a cold, refreshing cone on a hot day. If you're in Boston and looking for the best ice cream around, we've got you! We'll be your Boston tour guides for all things ice cream and Boston’s best hidden gems.
Here are the favorite hidden-gems ice cream shops from the team at Copley House.
- Christina's Homemade Ice Cream. This local favorite has been serving up deliciousness since 1981. Taking inspiration from a nearby spice store, their ice cream flavors using star anise, Chinese five spices, ginger, or cardamom are the perfect mixture of sweet and spice and all the things nice.
- Gracie's Ice Cream. This Union Square ice cream shop has a big following among Bostonians. Another classic with 40 years of experience feeding sweet-toothed locals. They serve fancy flavors like golden milk or salty whiskey, together with their signature toasted marshmallow fluff cones. You won't want to miss this hidden gem!
- J.P. Licks. You don't need a Boston tour guide to tell you this is a Boston institution. J.P. Licks has been serving up ice cream since 1981, clearly a good year for Boston desserts. They have a wide variety of flavors, plus they offer vegan and gluten-free options. There are a couple of J.P. Licks just a few blocks from Copley House, so you have no excuse not to get ice cream when you're staying with us!
- Sofra Bakery and Cafe. If you ever get tired of eating just ice cream and want something more solid to go with it, this Middle Eastern bakery offers a delicious selection of desserts, but it also happens to make some of the best ice cream in town. We love the rosewater or saffron touches, but our hands-down favorite is the Frozen Labne flavor.
- Honeycomb Creamery. This newer ice cream spot in Porter Square is quickly gaining fans. The small-batch ice cream is made with local ingredients, and there are always interesting flavor combinations to try. Plus, ice cream tacos- need we say more?
- Toscanini. When the N.Y. times leave the big apple to christen your shop as serving the best ice cream in the world, you know you're doing something right. This Central Square ice cream shop has been around since the eighties, constantly coming up with new and interesting flavors. It's hard to go wrong here. But, honestly... burnt caramel!
- Delini Gelato. If you're not so keen on the cream and prefer to go for gelato, this is the place for you. Delini's in West Roxbury is always coming up with new seasonal flavors, but you can always count on their classics and Italian-inspired ones too.
There you have it! The best ice cream shops in Boston.
So next time you're in the mood for a cone, head to one of these hidden gems and enjoy!
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