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BEST Ice Cream

1987 BEST Ice Cream

Toscanini’s

Cambridge

Creamy and dreamy. Grown-up flavors without hype. read more»

1984 BEST Ice Cream

Toscanini’s

Cambridge

In a quiet, understated way. Try the gingersnap molasses. read more»

1984 BEST Ice Cream, Drink, Alcoholic

Frozen margarita at J.C. Hillary’s

Boston

Made with lime sherbet. read more»

1984 BEST Ice Cream, Drink, Nonalcoholic

The protein frappe at the Club Café

Boston

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1983 BEST Ice Cream

Herrell’s

Cambridge

The original Steve is back, and he’s better than ever. Best bets: chocolate pudding and banana. read more»

1982 BEST Ice Cream, When You're Tired of Steve's

Toscani’s

Cambridge

A newcomer, perhaps our Rookie of the Year. read more»

1980 BEST Ice Cream

Steve’s

Somerville

Another perennial. read more»

1980 BEST Ice Cream, Sundae

Joey’s

Somerville

Do-it-yourself, with ice cream almost as good and just as fresh as Steve’s. read more»

1979 BEST Ice Cream

Joey’s

Somerville

Herren of Steve’s Ice Cream has won this award. But Steve has sold Steve’s to Joey Crugnale, who owns Joey’s. And Joey is putting a bit more effort into Joey’s than he is into Steve’s (also, the lines at Joey’s… read more»

1978 BEST Ice Cream

Caffee Pompei

North End

Real gelati, soft, dense, and opalescent, in vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, and banana. The pistachio is magnificent. read more»