Best of Boston

Best Ice Cream

A plastic cup of ice cream topped with rainbow sprinkles.
2023 Best Ice Cream

Crescent Ridge

It’s no secret that ice cream tastes better when enjoyed on a working farm. Luckily, Crescent Ridge’s Boston Public Market outpost has mini plush cows [...] read more»
2022 Best Ice Cream

Crescent Ridge Dairy

There’s no better place to enjoy Crescent Ridge’s thick, luscious scoops (made from locally sourced milk) than its pastoral “dairy bar” and market in Sharon. [...] read more»
2021 Best Ice Cream

J.P. Licks

Good thing J.P. Licks launched a new line of ice cream cakes in time for its 40th birthday. Now we can properly celebrate the small [...] read more»
2020 Best Ice Cream

Tipping Cow

Dave Lindsey’s secret ingredient? Joy. He says he never makes ice cream unless he’s in a happy mood—and you can taste the love in his [...] read more»
2019 Best Ice Cream

Crescent Ridge Dairy

Made from premium hormone- and antibiotic-free milk, the generous scoops at 50-plus-year-old Crescent Ridge are as thick and luscious as ever. And now that the [...] read more»
2018 Best Ice Cream

Honeycomb Creamery

With vanilla, chocolate, and matcha-flavored homemade cones and a smattering of bold ice creams to top them with, wife-and-husband team Kristen Rummel and Rory Hanlon [...] read more»
2017 Best Ice Cream

Honeycomb Creamery

Former Union Square Donuts kitchen manager Kristen Rummel and her husband, Rory Hanlon, started churning up batches of ice cream for deliveries and pop-ups in [...] read more»
2016 Best Ice Cream

Gracie’s Ice Cream

The future of ice cream lives in the freezers of this Fluff-cone-stuffing, hot-fudge-slinging, topping-tossing mecca of flavor, now with even more selection: Affable dairy maven [...] read more»
2014 Best Ice Cream


We can confidently say that we’ve sampled just about every cone in Greater Boston—and scoop by scoop, Gus Rancatore’s Central Square ice cream shop remains [...] read more»
Toscanini's Ice Cream
2013 Best Ice Cream


Owner Gus Rancatore is a bona fide gourmet, a guy with a penchant for combining unusual flavors and unique textures. As a result, his inventive [...] read more»