Escape the heat (and your comfort zone) with these wacky but wonderful ice cream flavors.
Boston is home to some incredible creameries! While you can always get your classic vanilla or chocolate ice cream cones at these local joints, these 7 ice cream shops have some truly unique flavors on the menu. Who knows—maybe you’ll find your new favorite flavor this summer!
1. Emack & Bolio’s
If we’re talking Boston ice cream shops, we have to mention Emack & Bolios! This Back Bay ice cream shop serves amazing scoops and award-winning smoothies, which are whipped right in front of you using seasonal ingredients. Try the Grasshopper Pie cone if you want a unique and minty sweet refreshment!
Find Emack & Bolio’s at 290 Newbury St.
2. Taiyaki NYC Boston
Taiyaki NYC brings a classic Japanese dessert to Boston in the form of a fish! Taiyaki, a fish-shaped, spongey cone, traces back over centuries to Japan, where the dessert represents good luck and prosperity. While the ice cream receptacle itself is super unique, their ice cream flavors are fun and delicious too! Try the Matcha-Hojicha Swirl the next time you’re looking for a new flavor combination.
Find Taiyaki at 119 Seaport Boulevard and 6 Church St in Cambridge.
3. New City Mircrocreamery
Founded in 2015, New City Microcreamery offers a whole new world of delicious ice cream experiences, made with a liquid nitrogen process to freeze the cream. They even have ice cream parties at their Cambridge and Hudson locations! If you want to take your tastebuds on a journey, check out the Lime Avocado ice cream flavor!
The New York Times didn’t name Toscanini’s the best ice cream in the world on accident! This Cambridge cafe earned the title thanks to its legendary ice cream flavors. Our pick for the wildest, must-try flavor here is the B3-brown butter,brown sugar, brownie ice cream.
Find Toscanini’s at 159 First St and 899 Main St in Cambridge.
5. Honeycomb Creamery
Honeycomb Creamery crafts small-batch, locally sourced ice cream right in Cambridge. Their seasonal menu is absolutely delicious this time of year, with the ingredients coming straight from local farms. The Porter Square shop’s flavor of Milk Chocolate Stracciatella is a simple but genius combination that works incredibly well as an ice cream cone topped with honeycomb candy, honey caramel, and torched fluff.
Find Honeycomb Creamery at 1702 Massachusetts Ave in Cambridge.
Calling all vegan Bostonians—you can still enjoy a delicious ice cream cone at FoMu this summer! Their creamy treats with a gelato-like consistency are made with coconut milk and a blend of organic, natural sweeteners. Our unique flavor pick is the Strawberry Shortcake Popsicle. The ice cream is made with real fruit and wholesome ingredients, it’s practically good for you!
We know how much you all love your iced coffee. Kicco, the Italian coffee shop near TD Garden, turns iced coffee into a delicious Coffee Cream soft serve!
Find Kicco at 1 Nashua St, Boston.
Note: all flavors subject to change and availability!