Best ice cream in Boston

Check out the top ice cream in Boston, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals

1. Jamaica Pond

1. Jamaica Pond

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58 local reviews
Jamaica Pond, Boston
Natural featureEstablishment
Marla & Coe
Get some ice cream at J.P. Licks then, take a walk around the pond.
Dan & Sheila
For a beautiful walk or running path, head up Centre street and all the way down to Jamaica Pond. There is a …
Phil
This 58-acre pond has a paved 1.5 mile trail around it for jogging and strolling. The boat house rents row boa…
1. Jamaica Pond

1. Jamaica Pond

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58 local reviews
Jamaica Pond, Boston
Marla & Coe
Marla & Coe
Get some ice cream at J.P. Licks then, take a walk around the pond.
Dan & Sheila
Dan & Sheila
For a beautiful walk or running path, head up Centre street and all the way down to Jamaica Pond. There is a water fountain near the boat h…
Phil
Phil
This 58-acre pond has a paved 1.5 mile trail around it for jogging and strolling. The boat house rents row boats and sail boats. The pond is…
2. Capitol Theatre

2. Capitol Theatre

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8 local reviews
204 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington
+1 781-648-4340
Movie theaterElectronics storeHome goods store
Bob and Rita
This is Arlington's small, charming, old style movie theater. Both tickets and food are very affordable. Th…
Alan
First run movies. Local ice cream. Otto Pizza from Maine is next door for a slice.
Daphne
Always great movies!
2. Capitol Theatre

2. Capitol Theatre

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8 local reviews
204 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington
+1 781-648-4340
Bob and Rita
Bob and Rita
This is Arlington's small, charming, old style movie theater. Both tickets and food are very affordable. They have pop corn with real but…
Alan
Alan
First run movies. Local ice cream. Otto Pizza from Maine is next door for a slice.
Daphne
Daphne
Always great movies!
3. Newbury St

3. Newbury St

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75 local reviews
Newbury St, Boston
Route
John
Iconic Street with some of the largest names in fashion, restaurants, ice cream, quirky shops, ....
Angela
Lots of boutiques, cafes, restaurants and ice cream places. Great place to walk & people watch.
Dayo
Window shop!
3. Newbury St

3. Newbury St

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75 local reviews
Newbury St, Boston
John
John
Iconic Street with some of the largest names in fashion, restaurants, ice cream, quirky shops, ....
Angela
Angela
Lots of boutiques, cafes, restaurants and ice cream places. Great place to walk & people watch.
Dayo
Dayo
Window shop!
4. Toscanini's Ice Cream

4. Toscanini's Ice Cream

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30 local reviews
899 Main Street, Cambridge
Closing soon
+1 617-491-5877
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Shiyi
One of my favourite ice cream places in town. They serve creative, rotating flavors that satisfy a sweet tooth…
Chris
Nationally famous for it's ice cream this local, independently owned spot serves a mean scoop of local flavor…
Kristin
The New York Times once called Toscanini's the best ice cream in the world. It's a couple blocks from our home…
4. Toscanini's Ice Cream

4. Toscanini's Ice Cream

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30 local reviews
899 Main Street, Cambridge
Closing soon
+1 617-491-5877
Shiyi
Shiyi
One of my favourite ice cream places in town. They serve creative, rotating flavors that satisfy a sweet tooth without being too heavy on th…
Chris
Chris
Nationally famous for it's ice cream this local, independently owned spot serves a mean scoop of local flavor. I recommend the Mexican choco…
Kristin
Kristin
The New York Times once called Toscanini's the best ice cream in the world. It's a couple blocks from our home - stop for a sweet treat on y…
5. Somerville Theatre

5. Somerville Theatre

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38 local reviews
55 Davis Square, Somerville
Closed now
+1 617-625-5700
Movie theaterElectronics storeHome goods store
Emerson
A little less corporate, and they sell ice cream and chocolate at the food stand. The Museum of Bad Art just b…
Susan
They sell beer and wine as well as the best popcorn and local ice cream. In the basement is the Museum of Bad …
Demerson
More than a movie theater- the main theater is frequently used for concerts and performances. All December lo…
5. Somerville Theatre

5. Somerville Theatre

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38 local reviews
55 Davis Square, Somerville
Closed now
+1 617-625-5700
Emerson
Emerson
A little less corporate, and they sell ice cream and chocolate at the food stand. The Museum of Bad Art just below is worth a meander, and m…
Susan
Susan
They sell beer and wine as well as the best popcorn and local ice cream. In the basement is the Museum of Bad Art.
Demerson
Demerson
More than a movie theater- the main theater is frequently used for concerts and performances. All December long the silly and suggestively …
6. Picco

6. Picco

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11 local reviews
513 Tremont Street, Boston
Closed now
+1 617-927-0066
BarRestaurantFood
laura
Everything here is specially prepared, reasonable and very delicious. I love the ice cream too.
Chris
Great pizza using the freshest ingredients and homemade ice cream. Great patio in the warmer months.
Misha
Known for its thin-crust pizzas and homemade ice cream, Picco is a South End favorite. The casual neighborhood…
6. Picco

6. Picco

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11 local reviews
513 Tremont Street, Boston
Closed now
+1 617-927-0066
laura
laura
Everything here is specially prepared, reasonable and very delicious. I love the ice cream too.
Chris
Chris
Great pizza using the freshest ingredients and homemade ice cream. Great patio in the warmer months.
Misha
Misha
Known for its thin-crust pizzas and homemade ice cream, Picco is a South End favorite. The casual neighborhood restaurant offers soups, sala…
7. J.P. Licks

7. J.P. Licks

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46 local reviews
659 Centre Street, Boston
Open now
+1 617-524-6740
CafeFoodStore
Karen
JP Licks is a great place to meet, work, view art (often created by staff) and of course eat their homemade ic…
Jamie
J.P. Licks is an ice cream store chain located in and around the Boston area. Currently, it has a total of thi…
Lisa
This is THE place for ice cream. Fun, casual spot that originated right here in JP! Free WiFi too. Outdoor sea…
7. J.P. Licks

7. J.P. Licks

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46 local reviews
659 Centre Street, Boston
Open now
+1 617-524-6740
Karen
Karen
JP Licks is a great place to meet, work, view art (often created by staff) and of course eat their homemade ice cream! In addition, they ha…
Jamie
Jamie
J.P. Licks is an ice cream store chain located in and around the Boston area. Currently, it has a total of thirteen locations. In 1981, Vinc…
Lisa
Lisa
This is THE place for ice cream. Fun, casual spot that originated right here in JP! Free WiFi too. Outdoor seating when the weather's nice m…
8. Kimball Farm

8. Kimball Farm

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2 local reviews
343 Bedford Rd, Carlisle
+1 978-369-1910
FoodStorePoint of interest
Jean-Pierre
This is the spot to go for the best ice cream around and their portions are insane. Unfortunately though they …
Ruthie
If you like ice cream like we like ice cream... Open April - Columbus Day (Oct. 10 or so). A distance to trave…
Ruthie
If you like ice cream like we like ice cream... Open April - Columbus Day (Oct. 10 or so). A distance to trave…
8. Kimball Farm

8. Kimball Farm

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2 local reviews
343 Bedford Rd, Carlisle
+1 978-369-1910
Jean-Pierre
Jean-Pierre
This is the spot to go for the best ice cream around and their portions are insane. Unfortunately though they are only open from spring to e…
Ruthie
Ruthie
If you like ice cream like we like ice cream... Open April - Columbus Day (Oct. 10 or so). A distance to travel, every lick makes it worthwh…
Ruthie
Ruthie
If you like ice cream like we like ice cream... Open April - Columbus Day (Oct. 10 or so). A distance to travel, every lick makes it worthwh…
9. J.P. Licks

9. J.P. Licks

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7 local reviews
4 College Avenue, Somerville
Closing soon
+1 617-666-5079
CafeFoodStore
Frank
The ice cream is just "ok" but the plaza in front is a good place to hang out on a warm night. Lots of people …
Rebecca & Richard
The ice cream is really good. There's always a non-dairy as well as a no-sugar-added selection.
Meredith and Robin
In an ice cream happy area, J.P. Licks has some of the best.
9. J.P. Licks

9. J.P. Licks

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7 local reviews
4 College Avenue, Somerville
Closing soon
+1 617-666-5079
Frank
Frank
The ice cream is just "ok" but the plaza in front is a good place to hang out on a warm night. Lots of people watching to be done.
Rebecca & Richard
Rebecca & Richard
The ice cream is really good. There's always a non-dairy as well as a no-sugar-added selection.
Meredith and Robin
Meredith and Robin
In an ice cream happy area, J.P. Licks has some of the best.
10. Colleen's Ice Cream & Sandwich

10. Colleen's Ice Cream & Sandwich

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2 local reviews
61 High Street, Medford
Closed now
+1 781-395-9575
FoodStorePoint of interest
Steve
Good ice cream, open til 10pm
Katie and Nate
We've never had lunch or dinner here but the ice cream is delicious!
Steve
Good ice cream, open til 10pm
10. Colleen's Ice Cream & Sandwich

10. Colleen's Ice Cream & Sandwich

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2 local reviews
61 High Street, Medford
Closed now
+1 781-395-9575
Steve
Steve
Good ice cream, open til 10pm
Katie and Nate
Katie and Nate
We've never had lunch or dinner here but the ice cream is delicious!
Steve
Steve
Good ice cream, open til 10pm
11. Kimball Farm

11. Kimball Farm

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4 local reviews
400 Littleton Road, Westford
Closed now
+1 978-486-3891
FoodStorePoint of interest
eric
Mini Golf, amusement park, local ice cream, gift shop
Lorilei
Mini golf, bumper boats, batting cages, ice cream
Eric
Mini Golf, amusement park, local ice cream, gift shop
11. Kimball Farm

11. Kimball Farm

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4 local reviews
400 Littleton Road, Westford
Closed now
+1 978-486-3891
eric
eric
Mini Golf, amusement park, local ice cream, gift shop
Lorilei
Lorilei
Mini golf, bumper boats, batting cages, ice cream
Eric
Eric
Mini Golf, amusement park, local ice cream, gift shop
12. Salem Willows Park

12. Salem Willows Park

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10 local reviews
165 Fort Avenue, Salem
Closed now
+1 978-745-0251
Amusement parkPoint of interestEstablishment
Osayi
This is a fantastic park with a beach, Ice Cream, Arcade, and outside eateries. It's a great spot for a picni…
Dale
One of the oldest recreational areas in the country. The best popcorn from Hobb's, seafood, ice cream, pizza, …
Amanda
A slice of 1950s Americana, the Willows has two different arcades, some small rides for children, and beautifu…
12. Salem Willows Park

12. Salem Willows Park

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10 local reviews
165 Fort Avenue, Salem
Closed now
+1 978-745-0251
Osayi
Osayi
This is a fantastic park with a beach, Ice Cream, Arcade, and outside eateries. It's a great spot for a picnic or to hang out.
Dale
Dale
One of the oldest recreational areas in the country. The best popcorn from Hobb's, seafood, ice cream, pizza, chinese food and lots of other…
Amanda
Amanda
A slice of 1950s Americana, the Willows has two different arcades, some small rides for children, and beautiful ocean views.