A Boston Ice Cream Tour: JP Licks, Emack & Bolio’s, Picco, Toscanini’s, and Christina’s Homemade Ice Cream

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Steph is visiting from Boston soon and I believe it was around this same time last year when it was the other way around and I was visiting her in Boston. I recall the weather being so hot one day that all we could do was eat ice cream.

And that’s exactly what we did.

We started at JP Licks

…a scoop each of Mint-Oreo and Kugel Pudding Ice Cream with Hot Fudge

…hot fudge on the side of course ;) Always nice to control where the fudge flows.

A short walk took us to the doors of Emack & Bolio’s

…you can’t go wrong with their Mud Pie, java ice cream with Oreos and chocolate bits.

And then we moved on to Picco

…where a sundae composed of Dark Chocolate Ice Cream, Raspberry Chip Ice Cream, and fresh Whipped Cream

…was the end to an excellent lunch of spaghetti chitarra and a half-half pizza. Two seats at the bar and lots of iced water please!

Post lunch we walked to Steph’s apartment in Back Bay (so much bigger than the tiny NYC apartment we used to share) for a little nap and air conditioning before heading over the bridge to…

…the famed Toscanini’s in Cambridge. So many options!

But our heart was set on the Black Bottom (consisting of chocolate pudding, ginger and molasses) and Afternoon Tea Ice Cream. I mean, tea ice cream folded with bits of soft vanilla cake? How could you not.

I made a return trip for the Burnt Caramel Ice Cream the following day, heheh.

A short bus ride took us to Christina’s Homemade Ice Cream where we found …

…a generous scoop of pistachio-studded Kulfee Ice Cream to be the perfect finish to the day.

JP Licks
352 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 236-1666

Emack & Bolio’s
290 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 536-7127

Picco
513 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 927-0066

Toscanini’s
899 Main Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 491-5877

Christina’s Homemade Ice Cream

1255 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 492-7021

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