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Boston Ice Cream Places

What's your favorite ice cream place near Boston? We asked a bunch of our subscribers and put together a list of some of the best ice cream places in Boston.


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Bedford Farms2 Locations, $$
Enjoy a great selection of flavors and fun concoctions. From first lick to last, this high-butterfat ice cream is heavenly.
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Benson's Home Made Ice CreamBoxford, $
Benson's in located in Boxford makes it's very own ice cream, and offers ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet, banana splits sundaes, frappes, and much more! Also on the menu is 'Fresh Native' Ice Cream, which is made from...
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Boston Ice Cream FactoryDorchester, $$
Boston Ice Cream Factory founder Steve Cirame—a former J.P. Licks employee and the original owner of Christina’s—adds an adult, boozy twist to many of the offerings at his Dorchester storefront.
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Brown's Old Fashinoed Ice CreamMaine, $$
A summer necessity when in Maine, Brown's is a stone's throw away from the famed Nubble Lighthouse. Extremely rich tasting ice cream , with best bets being the out-of-this-world blueberry, strawberry and orange...
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Bubbling Brook RestaurantWestwood
Bubbling Brook has excellent sandwiches and seafood, but the ice cream is the thing here. Enjoy a cone at a picnic table next to Bubbling Brook, and savor the summer.
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Cakes for Occasions (Nut Free)Danvers, $$$
Cakes for Occasions creates fine gourmet cakes and pastries for every milestone in life. Cakes for Occasions baked goods are completely nut-free and totally delicious. Order in person or online.
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Chill on ParkDorchester, $$
Enjoy your favorite flavor in a cone, with a topping, in a hot fudge sundae or banana split, or make it into an extra thick frappe or smoothie.
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Christina's Ice CreamCambridge, $$
Christina’s Ice Cream of Inman Square is a classic dessert destination with several booths, a local art display, and an amazing variety of ice cream.
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Cold Stone Creamery9 Locations, $$$
Kids of all ages can concoct their own dream dessert at Cold Stone Creamery. You pick the base flavor, choose your own mix-ins, and enjoy the finished product in a homemade waffle cone.
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Cookie Monstah Ice Cream TruckBoston, $$
A Boston based food truck serving homemade cookies and ice cream sandwiches made with love and the best ingredients available. Fresh cookies are baked throughout the day for maximum goodness.
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Crescent Ridge Dairy2 Locations, $$
Crescent Ridge boasts a wonderful atmosphere with farm land and the magic of summer nights with fresh air, cows, the welcoming dairy bar lights on a starry night, and people leisurely eating their ice cream.
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Daddy's DairyStoughton, $
At Daddy's Dairy in Stoughton MA, they offer a very large variety of soft serve ice cream, as well as a variety of regular ice cream flavors. Stop by today for a visit to enjoy some of their wonderful treats.
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Daily Harvest CafeDanvers, $$
The Daily Harvest Cafe serves sandwiches, coffee specialties, pastries, soups and much much more with organic and al-natural meats and produce. The (seasonal) ice cream window is open late.
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Dairy BarnRandolph, $$
The Dairy Barn in Randolph is easy to drive by, and there is often little to no wait time. Simply said, they have delicious ice cream here.
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Dairy JoyWeston, $$
An old-fashioned-style ice cream stand that has it all, from old picnic tables to humming fluorescent lights to greasy hot dogs and hamburgers...and, lest we forget, ice cream.
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Dandilyons Ice CreamReading, $
Dandilyons is a wonderful family owned ice cream parlor offerring different kinds of ice cream, frappes, sundaes, flurries, slushies, gelati's and more. Pick from their many different toppings, too!
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Emack & Bolio's11 Locations, $$
This Boston favorite serves up some terrific stuff, and might we add, they have the best tasting sprinkles around.
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Erikson's Dairy & Ice CreamMaynard, $
Since 1937, this place has been evoking the same classic American charm on Route 117 at the town line between Maynard and Stow. Homemade Ice Cream
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Flint Farm StandMansfield, $
Flint Farm is a family-run farm that grows a variety of different vegetables, though they are especially known for their 25 acres of sweet corn harvested daily. Recently, they have become known for their ice cream...
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Four Seas Ice CreamCape Cod, $$
Four Seas is the third oldest ice cream shop in New England. The Four Seas shop is located in downtown Centerville on Cape Cod. For decades, the Four Seas has been serving locals and vacationers some wonderfully...
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Frozen Freddie’sQuincy, $
While neither a fancy nor a large venue, Frozen Freddie’s in Quincy MA offers generous servings and a wide assortment of quality ice cream at very reasonable prices.
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Gram's Ice CreamNewburyport, $$
Gram's Ice Cream offers a wide array of homemade ice creams, frozen yogurts, and desserts. Relax at a windowside table and watch people strolling through Newburyport.
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Herrell'sCambridge, $$
The concept of 'smoosh-ins' is alive and well at Herrell's. Start with any flavor ice cream as your base, then mix-in a combination of ingredients chosen from 30 candies nuts and fruits.
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Hodgie's Ice CreamAmesbury, $
A seasonal ice cream stand that is famous for a vast selection of homemade ice creams and huge portions, Hodgie's also serves hamburgers, french fries and sandwiches.
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JP Licks10 Locations, $$$
Since 1981, JP Licks had been making customers happy with homemade ice cream and non-fat frozen yogurt. The original, Jamaica Plain location (the 'Mother Ship') is where they make all of their ice cream.
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Kimball Farm Ice Cream3 Locations, $$
Famous for its ice cream, great value and long lines. If you're daring (and hungry!) they recommend going for the 'Kimball Special' with your choice of three flavors, bananas and all the toppings.
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Lizzy's Homemade Ice Cream2 Locations, $
Lizzy's Ice Cream has something for everyone! Over 50 flavors of frozen goodness including ice cream, lite ice cream, sherbet, sorbet, tofutti, frozen yogurt, dairy free, gluten free, no-sugar-added, homemade hot fudge,...
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Mad WilliesFramingham, $
At Mad Willies, you'll find numerous different flavors of ice cream, frozen yogurt, ice cream cookies, cupcakes, cakes and more! They also offer various different types of food, too!
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Maggie SundaeAmesbury, $
An fun, cheerful ice cream parlor located in downtown Amesbury, Maggie Sundae is open all day long and also offers coffee and baked desserts.
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Memories Ice CreamKingston, $
A wonderful family-run ice cream parlor that offers over 30 regular flavors as well as weekly and monthly specialty flavors, all of which are made fresh at their shop. Stop on by for a visit!
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Peaceful Meadows Ice Cream3 Locations, $$
Established in 1920, Peaceful Meadows lives up to its name as a quiet, tranquil ice cream stand with its creamy homemade ice cream, picnic benches, large field with cows, silo, and a dairy store. Not only does Peaceful...
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Rancatore's Ice Cream and Yogurt2 Locations, $
A great ice cream place that offers over 30 different flavors in cups, cones, as well as sundaes, frappes, blended drinks, hot drinks, and more! They even offer homemade ice cream cakes you can order for any occasion!
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Richardson's Ice CreamMiddleton, $
You'll have no doubt where ice cream comes from after a cone at Richardson's dairy farm in Middleton.
Ron's Gourmet Ice Cream & Candlepin Bowling2 Locations, $$
What makes Ron’s Gourmet Ice Cream a fan favorite in Boston for over 30 years? It starts with the shops’ meticulous attention to detail, the finest ingredients and made in-store freshness. Boston’s best kept secret.
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Sunshine Farm Ice Cream & Strawberry PickingSherborn, $$
Located in rural Sherborn, Sunshine Farm's provides its own fresh strawberry, peach, and raspberry ice cream toppings made from fruits grown on the premises.
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T.C. ScoopsMedway, $
This wonderful ice cream parlor in Medway features regular ice cream, sherbert, frozen yogurt and No Sugar Added ice cream. Stop by soon to enjoy their delicious ice cream. **Now including gluten-free sugar & wafer...
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Taiyaki NYC BostonBoston, $$
What is Taiyaki? The most literal translation of taiyaki is fried fish! Tayaki NYC uses this fish pastry concept as the basis for their unique cone - and as a result, has become one of the most instagrammed ice cream...
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The Ice CreamsmithDorchester, $$
Delicious, ice cream is made on-site in small batches using whole ingredients, concentrated flavorings and time-tested recipes.
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Theatre Creamery in MaynardMaynard, $$
Open right next to the Maynard Fine Arts Theatre, visitors can enjoy an abundance of Giffords Ice Cream flavors, in a cup or a cone, or a sundae.
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Toscanini'sCambridge, $
This delightful ice cream parlor located in Cambridge, MA has delicious ice cream, and it's sold all over! Including: most Whole Foods in New England, Formaggio’s in Cambridge and in the South End in Boston, both City...
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Uhlman's Ice CreamWestborough, $
Over the years, Uhlman's has evolved it's ice cream to the wonderful tastes it now serves. They now carry soft-serve ice cream and fat-free soft and hard yogurt as well as at least 60 different flavors of hard ice...
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White Farms Homemade Ice CreamIpswich, $
At White Farms, they make all their own ice cream on site, using only the highest quality ingredients. They offer over 60 hard ice cream flavors, including frozen yogurt, so there is a flavor here for everyone to enjoy!...
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White Mountain CreameryWellesley, $$$
Located in the heart of Wellesley near Wellesley College, White Mountain Creamery offers a creamy but somewhat icy ice cream. It's all delicious, especially the pop-pop's water ice.
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Boston ice cream places are a summer staple, and everyone has their go-to place to get it. Here is a guide to many local favorites where people enjoy ice cream every summer both in and around Boston.