Summer heat in Boston is no joke– and one of the best ways to cool down is with ice cream! Today we are going to share with you three very different (and very delicious) spots for some of the best ice cream in town.
If you’re with a group and can’t decide between soft serve or hard ice cream, then Honeycomb has you covered. If you’re looking for the classic flavors then this may not be your spot.
Honeycomb is constantly pushing the limits with their creative, seasonal flavors. Don’t expect to find chocolate and vanilla in their soft serve machine. What you will find, however, is strawberry and lemon, which you can then twist together in a flavor-packed strawberry lemonade fusion. Their hard ice cream is also constantly rotating, but whatever they do have in the store will be top quality. It has that extra-creamy, extra-gooey texture that you just can’t find in a grocery store pint.
The milk chocolate stracciatella has a rich chocolate taste, almost like eating brownie batter. If you are feeling extra adventurous they also have flavors like basil goat cheese and ginger rhubarb. It’s always an adventure when dropping by.
When it comes to top quality ice cream and shakes, Lizzy’s is hard to beat. A Waltham institution since 1995, this place has stood the test of time. They’ve also recently opened up a small hole-in-the-wall location in Harvard Square.
Their ice cream is super creamy and rich. The cookies and cream here is loaded with tons of delicious Oreo cookie. Their ice cream is on the verge of gelato, almost elastic in texture (and we mean that in the best way possible).
The frappes here are extra thicc, so good luck trying to suck it out of a straw. You are going to need a spoon to get it out of the cup.
With a wide variety of flavors, from all your traditional classics, to fun creations like the “Charles River Crunch,” there is something here for everyone.
If Lizzy’s is on the “classic” end of the ice cream spectrum, then the New Zealand-style ice cream at Far Out is on the complete other side.
So, what exactly is New Zealand-style ice cream?
Well, it’s a glorious fusion of hard ice cream, soft serve, and fresh fruit. First, you start by choosing a base of chocolate or vanilla ice cream, then you choose the fruit you want (we chose the kookaberry, a combo of strawberry, blueberry, and raspberry). After selecting the fruit, Far Out will then combine the fruit and ice cream base into their special machine, and out pops the final product. The end result looks like your classic soft serve cone, but it is much creamier, with a thicker consistency, and bursting with fruitiness. You can then top it off with toasted coconut or other toppings.
We also highly suggest getting a waffle cone, which they make daily in-house.