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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 »

1977 BEST Ice Cream

Pinecroft Dairy

Straight from the cow to you. The only way you can get ice cream any fresher is to leave a Guernsey out in a snowstorm. We recommend peppermint patty and blueberry royale. Open from May 1 to September 30 only. read more »