Best of Boston

Best Ice Cream, North

2004 Best Ice Cream, South

Farfar’s

Duxbury
Maybe you hate the beach. Maybe beautiful homes and manicured lawns make you sick. If you’re an ice cream lover, you still have one great […] read more»
2004 Best Ice Cream

Toscanini

Cambridge
There are plenty of Boston ice cream shops worthy of caloric indulgence, but none as enticing as this one. The selection may not be the […] read more»
2003 Best Ice Cream, South

Farfar’s Danish Ice Cream Shop

Duxbury
The real ice-cream aficionado’s conundrum: Once you’ve gone Danish, you’ll never go back. If that Danish is Farfar’s, however, you’ll go back repeatedly. This isn’t […] read more»
2003 Best Ice Cream

Christina’s Homemade Ice Cream

Cambridge
With all due respect to the old-fashioned flavors at Brigham’s and the rich, smooth scoops at Toscanini’s, we keep coming back to Christina’s. This Inman […] read more»
2002 Best Ice Cream, South

Farfar’s Danish Ice Cream Shop

Duxbury
For decades, this much-adorned creamery has been the real reason why school kids in Duxbury yearn for summer and dads in whale belts try to […] read more»
2002 Best Ice Cream

Christina’s Homemade Ice Cream

Cambridge
You know the contenders as well as we do, and the good-natured competition they generate is making area ice cream better by the minute. Case […] read more»
2001 Best Ice Cream

Toscanini’s

Cambridge
Toscanini’s understands that life can be as simple as vanilla and chocolate or as complicated as burnt caramel or gingersnap molasses. Whatever your philosophical fancy, […] read more»
2000 Best Ice Cream, Near

White Mountain Creamery

Wellesley
On the basis of its sweet banana ice cream alone, White Mountain Creamery is a winner. Made by the brothers Ramos (Glen’s been churning it […] read more»
2000 Best Ice Cream, Far

Erikson’s Dairy

Maynard
All of the ice creams at Erikson’s—a fourth-generation outfit that’s been around for 63 years—are unbelievably rich and thick, and thankfully not too sweet. It […] read more»
1999 Best Ice Cream

Toscanini’s

Cambridge
You need not travel to Italy to taste the best. Each bite of Toscanini’s divine ice cream conjures memories of Italian piazzas, gelato peddlers, and […] read more»
1998 Best Ice Cream

Christina’s Homemade Icecream

Cambridge
Cones from this cute Inman Square shop lick sweeter, silkier, and stronger than the rest, and for less moolah. Ice cream here has it all: […] read more»
1997 Best Ice Cream

Toscanini’s

Cambridge
This stuff is outrageously creamy. The consistency is mousse-like without being airy, rich without being heavy. Toscanini’s selection of original flavors seems to change hourly […] read more»
1996 Best Ice Cream, South Shore

Hilliard’s House of Candy

North Easton
The summertime venture of this family candy business is creamy and extra rich. The chocolate chip is the best anywhere. Chewy Turtle Soup is coffee […] read more»
1996 Best Ice Cream, Metro West

Herbie’s Ice Cream

Sudbury
Maybe it’s the White Chocolate Blizzard, the heady Rum Raisin, or the Chocolate Raspberry Truffle. No, it’s the Mud-Slide Chip—ice cream for grownups, with Kahlua, […] read more»