Ice Cream Spectacular!

The creamiest scoops, the frostiest frappes, and the most fully loaded sundaes around.

By | Boston Magazine |
best ice cream boston

Photograph by Kang Kim, Styling by Karen Evans/Apostrophe

Theories abound as to why New Englanders eat so much ice cream: We’ve developed a high-fat diet thanks to the cold; historical trade patterns left us with lots of sugar on our hands; our frozen lakes and ponds provided us with an excess of ice before mechanical refrigeration was invented. Whatever the reason, we do love ice cream in these parts, which is why we’ve spent months scouring the area for the creamiest scoops, the frostiest frappes, and the most fully loaded sundaes around.

best ice cream boston

Scoops

The very best hard-style ice cream in the city.

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Frappes

The very best drinkable ice cream in the city.

best ice cream boston

Road Trip

The very best Greater Boston ice cream stands.

best ice cream boston

The Trailblazer

Steve Herrell’s Davis Square ice cream shop was a local phenomenon that sparked a national ice cream craze.

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Upscale

Ice cream gets the fine dining treatment.

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Soft-Serve

Nothing says summer like a chocolate-vanilla swirl.

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Sundaes

The very best ice cream concoctions in the city.

best ice cream boston

Just Add Ice Cream

When it comes to toppings, why limit yourself? Here are a few ideas for upgrading your home sundae routine.

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