We’re Melting! 10 Local Ice Cream Spots to Cool Down At This Summer

August 9, 2017 |
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Any time we get to gush over ice cream is a great day, hence why August is one of our favorite months. When the heat waves are real and eating ice cream every day is absolutely acceptable, encouraged in fact, is when we are in our glory. Boston has the great fortune of being home to so many awesome local ice cream shops. While they are not on this list, we tip our hats spoons to the beloved J.P. Licks who has been scooping up delicious ice cream all over Boston for years.

Cool down with a cone or a cup at one of our favorite ten spots. We just have one rule, always get two different flavors, please and thank you. Raise a cone to summer, but quick, eat it before it melts everywhere!


ice cream from toscanini's

Photo Credit: Rachel DeSimone

Toscanini’s is by far our favorite ice cream in Boston, we could go on and on but will spare you. What we will say is that they don’t skimp on the chunks and toppings, that’s how they really won our heart. You have to try the B3 (brown butter, brown sugar, brownie)

Address: 899 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: 617-491-5877


ice cream from christina's

Photo Credit: Yelp

This Inman Square gem serves up a long list of flavors. They have all the classics and some that you may have not tried before like Adzuki Bean and Bailey’s Irish cream.

Address: 1255 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: 617-492-7021


ice cream from lizzy's

Photo Credit: Rachel DeSimone

They had us at sprinkle cone but this little spot that’s tucked away in Harvard Square offers a wide variety of flavors and to make them even cooler they offer sundae parties…yes please.

Address: 9 Church St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-354-2911


ice cream from foam

Photo Credit: Rachel DeSimone

Fomu is near and dear to our hearts. They have perfected dairy-free ice cream that could fool any dairy-lover. This thick, luscious ice cream (don’t freak out) is totally vegan!

South End
Address: 655 Tremont St. Boston, MA
Phone: 617-982-7955

Address: 481 Cambridge St. Allston, MA
Phone: 617-903-3276

Jamaica Plain
Address: 617 Centre St. Jamaica Plain, MA
Phone: 617-553-2299

Honeycomb Creamery

ice cream from honeycomb creamery

Photo Credit: @_icecreampaintjob via Instagram

This is one of the newest ice cream spots getting all the attention in Boston, and their flavors are anything but typical. They are a small-batch ice cream parlor stirring up seasonal tastes with local dairy. Their summer seasonals include: Basil Goat Cheese, Blueberry Sour Cream, Strawberry Lemonade, S’mores, and Sweet Corn with Blackberry Jam. Swoon.

Address: 1702 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: 617-714-3983

Tipping Cow

ice cream from tipping cow

Photo Credit: @jujiboos via Instagram

This Somerville scoopery is channeling their creative energy into “offbeat” ice cream flavors such as Irish Stout, Ginger Berry, and Cinnamon & Oatmeal and we thank them kindly.

Address: 415 Medford St, Somerville, MA 02145

Crescent Ridge 

ice cream from crescent ridge

Photo Credit: Yelp

Crescent Ridge makes ice cream from milk that comes from their very own farm in Sharon, MA. They’re the real deal! If you find yourself at Boston Public Market be sure to pay them a visit.

Boston Public Market
Address: 100 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02108
Phone: 617-973-4909

The Cookie Monstah

ice cream sandwich from the cookie monster

Photo Credit: Rachel DeSimone

To put it lightly we are mildly obsessed with ice cream sandwiches. For ice cream that is WELL-stuffed between two soft cookies hunt down the Cookie Monstah’s food truck. You can’t miss it, it’s big and blue and has a huge ice cream sandwich painted on the side. We only have eyes for trucks that looks like this.

Address: 75 Newbury St, Danvers, MA 01923
Phone: 978-539-8564

Food Truck Schedule

Forge Ice Cream Bar

ice cream from forge ice cream bar

Photo Credit: Forge Ice Cream Bar

From the owners of Forge Baking Company comes Force Ice Cream Bar. It was a natural decision for them to start whipping up ice cream and we are so glad they did! Extra chocolate sauce on ours please.

Address: 626 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA 02143
Phone: 617-764-5365


ice cream from picco

Photo Credit: Laurel Greenfield

Picco is a restaurant in the South End making all it’s ice cream in-house. This is definitely a place to go for the chocolate and since they are a restaurant, why not have a glass of red wine as well? Seems like a no-brainer!

Address: 513 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 617-927-0066

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