Eating ice cream is a year-round sport in New England, but when these 90-degree days arrive, it's really ice cream season. While the Boston area boasts a large number of essential ice cream destinations that have been around for many years, here's a round-up of some of the newest spots where you can satisfy that cold, sweet craving.
This map focuses on brick-and-mortar ice cream shops that have opened within the last three years or so. In this update, we say hello to three shops that specialize in Thai-style rolled ice cream: Frollz, Juicy Spot Cafe, and NextDoor Cafe. (Hi B3ar, which was already on the map, also serves this type of ice cream.) Also new: Monkey King Tea and Ice Age (puffle cones!), C Fruit Life (shave ice "snowdaes"), and Honey Honey Dessert Cafe.
An honorable mention goes to Parlor Ice Cream Co., which doesn't have a brick-and-mortar space but is popping up at more and more events around town.
Did we miss your favorite new(ish) ice cream shop? Leave a comment below or hit up the tipline to put it on our radar. This map is updated periodically.
Note: Map points are listed alphabetically, not ranked.
See also: The Boston Boozy Milkshake Guide; Get Ice Cream Delivered Because It's Too Hot to Walk to the Store
This map was originally published on August 12, 2015. Date of the most recent update appears above.Read More