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3 Best Ice Cream Treats in Boston

Posted by Susie Callahan on Sat, May 23, 2015


Did you know Massachusetts is one of the top ice-cream consuming states in the US? Some of the most mouth watering ice cream treats can be found right here in Boston. Check out these 3, provided by Thrillist:

1. Frappes | Mr. Bartleys | Harvard Square

"When you think of Bartley’s, two things come to mind: burgers and frappes. Thick, creamy frappes (remember... they are COMPLETELY DIFFERENT from milkshakes). Naturally, they have the basics covered, but the Harvard Square institution also likes to explore a little with concoctions like the Cherry Bomb (vanilla with chocolate chip cookies, cherries, whipped cream), The Elvis Frappe (chocolate with Reese’s Cup and banana "all shook up"), and the Strawberry Shortcake Frappe (vanilla with strawberries, shortbread, and whipped cream). Combine one with a burger and you will not move for four weeks."

2. Chipwich | JP Licks | Multiple Locations

"Folks have a lot of love for J.P. Licks, and for many good reasons. Like their rotating monthly flavors (Fresh Peach, Cake Batter, Rocky-er Road). And their brownie sundae. But the pro move here is the Chipwich. So pure. So good. They bake their own cookies in house and then stuff them with some of the aforementioned ice cream (chocolate chip/vanilla is the standard combo). Oh, and they're even better rolled in jimmies. They're sold individually or in four-packs. So... four-packs."

3. Baked Alaska | Oleana | Inman Square

"Chef/owner Ana Sortun and her crew make some serious magic happen at their Mediterranean hideaway on Hampshire St. Pastry Chef Maura Kilpatrick takes it all to the next level with the legendary tower-like Baked Alaska. A chewy coconut graham cracker crust provides the foundation for coconut ice cream crowned with a sculpted and torched meringue and passion fruit caramel sauce."


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WGBH Ice Cream Fun Fest

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Fri, Jul 11, 2014

wgbhThe WGBH Fun Fest in Brighton will be held on Saturday, July 12, from 10am to 4pm at WGBH Studios in Boston. 

"This fun-filled community event will feature ice cream and treats from some of your favorites, including Abbott's Frozen Custard, b.good, Batch, Ben & Jerrys, Bon Me Food Truck, Friendly’s, JP Licks, Moyzilla Food Truck, Naked Juice, Richardson's Ice Cream, and Roxy's Gourmet Grilled Cheese Food Truck, plus live musical performances by family friendly artists.

Kids will have the chance to participate in interactive games and enjoy face painting, inflatable rides, and more! And they’ll be joined by PBS characters Peep, Quack, Curious George, Arthur, and others."

Please click here for more information on this event. 

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Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Sun, Jun 01, 2014

Jimmy FundIt's finally here! The Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl will be in Boston from June 3-5th in City Hall Plaza. This event is rain or shine and will be held from 12:00pm-8:00pm. 

The Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl is the "largest all–you–can–eat ice cream festival, serving ice cream and frozen yogurt" from your favorite ice cream and frozen yogurt companies!

Companies include Baskin Robbins, Ben & Jerry's and Yasso. 

The Scooper Bowl supports cancer care and research for adults and children at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

"The Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl® started in 1983 with just four ice cream vendors scooping sweet treats to grateful visitors. Now in its 31st year, the Scooper Bowl is a three-day event that dishes tons of sweet treats to thousands of supporters, and has raised more than $3.5 million for Dana-Farber."

An adult day pass is only $10.00! Get your tickets today!

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Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Tue, May 28, 2013

Scooper BowlThe Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl is one of the best summer events in Boston. Not only do you get to eat as much ice cream as you want, but proceeds from the event will go to the Jimmy Fund, an organization that supports cancer care and research for children and adults at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute


The 31st annual Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl will take place on June 4-6, 2013 at Boston's City Hall Plaza. The event served up ice cream, frozen yogurt, and sorbet from nine of the nation's leading ice cream companies, such as Ben & Jerry's and SoCo Creamery. The event will last from noon to 8 p.m. and each day there will be live entertainment and activities. On opening day of the event some wives of Red Sox players will be on hand to scoop ice cream and to judge a kids' ice cream eating contest.  

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids. Kids under 3 are free! There is also an option for a multiple entry pass for $20! Tickets are available on the Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl website

"Since its inception in 1983 the Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl has raised more than $3 million for cancer research and care." 

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