Ice Cream Recommendations for the End of Summer

While we're heading into fall weather, summer is not officially over until Sept. 21. And with the warm weather we're experiencing every other week, there's no excuse not to embrace the carefree attitude of summer and spend the last couple of days eating ice cream for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The Classics

J.P. Licks (at 1618 Tremont St. One Brigham Circle or 1106 Boylston St.)



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Emack & Bolio's Ice Cream (at 290 Newbury St.)



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You can’t go wrong with the classics. Both of these ice cream chains started right in the very heart of Massachusetts, so you know for a fact that you are getting the best and freshest ice cream around town. They also serve smoothies and sorbet if you aren’t in the mood for ice cream.

The Classics (With A Twist):

Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream (at 174 Newbury St. or Prudential Center Boston, 800 Boylston St.)



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Ben and Jerry’s originated in Vermont and they are definitely a household name. With over 40 flavors to choose from, you simply can’t dislike this place. They are always innovating and coming up with creative and delicious concoctions. Phish Food, Totally Baked and Gimme S’more have become instant classics for Ben and Jerry’s and we can totally see why. For those who are lactose intolerant, this is the place to go! It’s honestly life changing because their dairy-free products taste exactly like the original product.

The Cookie Monstah (at 75 Newbury St, Danvers, MA 01923 or food trucks around Boston – check their website for a location near you)



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There is nothing better than an ice cream sandwich. The Cookie Monstah serves a variety of fresh baked cookies with ice cream. Their retail location is located in Danvers but they have multiple food trucks you can find throughout the streets of Boston, a sweet reminder of when you were a kid, running after ice cream trucks on those hot summer days.

Ice Cream 2.0

I-CE-NY (at 217 Newbury St.)



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It’s trendy, it’s ice cream, it’s rolled ice cream. The latest buzz in frozen desserts is stir-fried ice cream, its origin, according to CBS, rooted in Thailand. This delicacy is prepared and rolled right in front of you and served with cute toppings. Not only is it Instagrammable, it is delicious and refreshing. 

Gracie’s Ice Cream (at 22 Union Square, Somerville, MA 02143)



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S’mores are the epitome of summer. Once you eat one, you're always left wanting more. Gracie’s Ice Cream came up with the perfect solution to this problem: Fluff on ice cream, Fluff that has been blow-torched on an ice cream cone to be exact.

Gelato and Sorbet

Amorino Boston (249 Newbury St.)



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Amorino Gelato is the place to get your fix of gelato and appreciation of art in food. This popular Italian chain specializes in handcrafted gelato with an assortment of flavors in a rose petal shape, packed into a cone.

Il Gelato (at Eataly Boston, Prudential Center, 800 Boylston St.)



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A chocolate fountain, you may ask? Yes, Il Gelato inside Eataly Boston at Prudential has a chocolate fountain, but be warned, there have been instances when isn't working. The gelato and sorbet here is always fresh and rich in flavor, however, so either way you are sure to be satisfied.