Cambridge might be best-known for its legendary innovation and universities, but its ice cream scene is just as good as any major city. Cool off and fill up at these shops serving the best ice cream in Cambridge.
Eat very local at this boutique ice cream store that sources all their dairy ingredients from Mapleline Farm in Hadley, MA. Husband-wife team Rory Hanlon and Kristen Rummel make homemade ice cream in flavors such as burnt vanilla bean and cold brew coffee. Dairy not your thing? Check out their vegan flavors like Horchata. They even have Choco tacos on Tuesdays. Honeycomb Creamery: 1702 Massachusetts Ave., 617-714-3983
Homemade never tasted so good thanks to nearly 50 flavors available at any given time at this Cambridge shop. Founded in 1983 by Raymond Ford, the ice cream shop prides itself on unusual flavors like lavender and herbal chai. Christina’s: 1255 Cambridge St., 617-492-7021
Frozen yogurt (fondly known as fro yo in these parts) and ice cream get a revamp thanks to flavors like coconut lime and ginger. Choose from seemingly endless toppings including kiwi and raspberry. Berryline: 3 Arrow St., 617-868-3500; 1668 Massachusetts Ave., 617-492-3555
Have your (ice cream) cake and eat it too at this Harvard Square shop. Choose from ice cream flavors like mocha almond and Charles River Crunch or dairy-free Tofutti in coffee and dark chocolate. Planning a picnic? Order one of the grab and go sundae boxes. Lizzy’s Ice Cream: 29 Church St., 617-354-2911
Cambridge’s most well known ice cream parlor, Toscanini’s offers flavors like Burnt Caramel and Rum Choco Chip. The ice cream brand is even served on some JetBlue flights departing from Boston. Toscanini’s: 899 Main St., 617-491-5877