Nobody can top flavors like Mexican chocolate, Belgian chocolate, cinnamon-nutmeg, and cocoa pudding. 899 Main Street, Cambridge, MA .
The only thing more intense than the flavors at Toscanini's is Roger Clemens's fastball. And nothing beats the variety. 899 Main St., Cambridge, MA .
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 Square institution continues to distinguish itself, with 40 imaginative flavors—from ginger and Kahlúa to cinnamon rice pudding and orange chocolate—and an intense flavor that's neither too sugary nor artificial. Owner Ray Ford's specialty is creating unusual varieties from herbs and spices. Rosewater, lemon thyme, and chamomile ice cream may not be what you craved walking in, but you'll be hooked by the time you walk out. 1225 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA christinasicecream.com/.
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 in point: Christina's, which is holding its own against such long-loved local big boys as Herrell's and Toscanini's with flavors including carrot cake, avocado, and khulfi (cardamom and pistachio). But originality alone doesn't cut it: The textures here are addictive, and the toppings are fresh. Go ahead, make a meal out of it—you might be able to cover all the food groups. 1255 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA christinasicecream.com/.