12 Best Ice Cream Shops in Boston



Dolce Ice Cream Shop • $
272 Hanover St, Boston

Customers` Favorites

Ricotta Plus Chocolate Chip Cookies Cannoli
Chocolate Cannoli with Chocolate Chips
Mixed Berry and Strawberry Gelato
Stracciatella Gelato
Bomboloni I Think
Ice Cream Sundae
Cannoli Shells

“Stopped by this quaint little coffee shop the morning I was leaving Boston. It had a nice vibe to it. And such a variety! Ice cream. Pastries that looked amazing. Expensive variety of different copies espresso‘s ect. The music was and atmosphere made you feel like you were in Italy. Nice little outside area to sit and enjoy the beautiful street going ons. Will go back to try again to try more of their wares.“

3.9 Good80 Reviews
Blackbird Doughnuts-South End Donut Shops • $
492 Tremont St, Boston

Customers` Favorites

Classic Doughnut Cakes Regular or Vegan
V Blackberry Jam Bismarck
Everything Bagel Donut
Boston Cream Bismarck
Breakfast Sandwich
S'Mores Doughnut
The Blackbird
Boston Cream

“I was in the area for several days for a work event and I have to say, we kept coming back each morning to try something new because it was just so fantastic. I will mention that it was quite cold outside at the time and there was no seating available, but we were picking it up and taking it with us so it was not personally a thing that we were looking for.Over several days I tried their:Maple Braids - 5/5 right mixture of soft and chewy. Great texture great flavor.Boston Creme - 4/5 Good balance of sweet and tart, also fantastic texture.Old Fashioned Chocolate - 5/5 again all around good texture and flavor. It's a good choice if you want something more simple but still some morning chocolate.Everything Bagel 4/5 - was a bit messy as the everything topping easily fell off, but was very good. Cream Cheese is already added for you, and is the right amount to keep it flavorful and chewy without making it too soft.Breakfast Burrito 4/5 - was much larger than I originally thought it was going to be (which is not a problem at all) good choice of ingredients that gives it a great texture without being too much to clash.And my #1 choice being above and beyond one of the best jam/jelly filled donuts I've had is the Raspberry Bismark 10/5 fantastic in every way.When I'm in the area again I will definitely try to come back and try some more options.“

3.9 Good67 Reviews
Blackbird Doughnuts Beacon Hill Donut Shops • $
175 Cambridge St, Boston

Customers` Favorites

Classic Doughnut Cakes Regular or Vegan
V Strawberry Jam Bismarck
Cider Doughnut
Boston Cream
Cider Cake
Mint Oreo

“So back in December 2023, I stopped a couple of weeks ago for a treat. From their rotating menu, I bought two donuts, a coffee glazed oreo which was very good and a more traditional Boston cream. I had the glazed oreo with coffee at work that day, I did not try their coffee yet...it was good, a little messy to eat but very nice coffee/choc. combo flavor. Saved the Boston cream for home/next day and I felt the texture/dough was a little heavy but the cream and the chocolate were nice. They are expensive, about $4 a donut, but the shop is bright and cheerful and the two staffers were friendly when I asked if they were playing the sound track to Pitch Perfect/film & they were -- it was just a fun, positive way to start out the day.“

3.8 Good40 Reviews
Ron's Gourmet Ice Cream and Twentieth Century Bowling Alley Ice Cream Shop • $
1231 Hyde Park Ave, Hyde Park

Customers` Favorites

Handcrafted Gourmet Ice Cream Cakes
Belgian Chocolate Ice Cream
Butta Pecan Ice Cream
Caramel Fudge Brownie
Ice Cream Sandwich
Oreo Cake Batter
Frozen Pudding
Salted Caramel
Birthday Cake
Butter Pecan

“Ron’s is truly a hidden jewel, the ice cream is amazing and you’re going to love the bowling alley.“

4.8 Superb72 Reviews
Amorino Gelato - Boston Newbury Street Ice Cream Shop • $
249 Newbury St, Boston

Customers` Favorites

Cheesecake Macarons and Coffee Macarons
Traditional Italian Hot Chocolate
Gelato with Macaroon Cookie
Organic Chocolate Sorbet
Blueberry Cheesecake
Hazelnut Gelato
Gelato Macarons
Passion Fruit
Whipped Cream

“Great customer service and delicious gelato. Clean and such a cute shop. So happy we stopped in!“

4.5 Superb149 Reviews


FoMu Ice Cream Shop • $
655 Tremont St, Boston

Customers` Favorites

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookie
Grasshopper Pie

“Amazing Vegan Ice cream. I have a dairy allergy and I’ve tried a lot of different vegan desserts. These taste exactly like the regular desserts. I had the grasshopper pie with hot fudge and it was amazing. You can even buy toppings for at home use - I bought a jar of hot fudge! Also I love the take a drawing/poem and leave one. I want to do it next time! Would love to see a vegan ice cream flight! Or little ice cream sandwiches.“

4.4 Superb77 Reviews


FoMu Dessert • $
140 Brookline Ave, Boston

Customers` Favorites


“Amazing ice cream! I was skeptical at first about what vegan ice cream tasted like but was proven wrong and found it very tasty. I especially enjoyed the strawberry ice cream and will be coming again!Vegetarian options: It’s vegetarian, AND vegan.“

4.5 Superb53 Reviews
The Ice Creamsmith Ice Cream Shop • $$
2295 Dorchester Ave, Boston

“This place is amazing! Great neighborhood business, delicious Ice Cream. Cool people!“

4.5 Superb36 Reviews
Mike's Pastry Bakery • $
300 Hanover St, Boston

Customers` Favorites

Chocolate Chip Cannoli
Boston Cream Pie Slice
Florentine Cannoli
Boston Cream Puff
Chocolate Covered
Pistachio Cannoli
Hazelnut Cannoli
Italian Pastries
Boston Creme Pie
Chocolate Mousse

“The hype is true! These cannoli are incredible! So tasty! The filling was very fresh and delicious. $7 per Cannoli might seem much but only one is enough to fill you up - at least for the next 1-2 hours. Absolutely recommended!PS: Get the Pistacchio Cannoli and Pecan Caramel Cannoli - both are heaven!Vegetarian options: Well, I think everything there is veggie but sweet :)“

4.1 Good316 Reviews
Blackbird Doughnuts Fenway Donut Shops • $
20 Kilmarnock St, Boston

Customers` Favorites

V Cherry Jam Bismarck
Vanilla Glaze

“Love the doughnuts!! The attendant was so nice.“

4.2 Good49 Reviews
Shake Shack Newbury Street Hamburger • $
234-236 Newbury St, Boston

Customers` Favorites

Shackburger with Fries and a Lemonade
Korean Style Fried Chicken Sandwich
Cheese Burger and Fries
Avocado Bacon Burger
Smoked Cheese Burger
Double Shack Burger
Shake Shack Burger
Bacon Cheeseburger
Crinkle Cut Fries
Strawberry Shake

“Best chicken bites! Highly recommend ♥️“

3.9 Good116 Reviews
J.P. Licks Ice Cream Shop • $
659 Centre St, Boston

Customers` Favorites

Ice Cream Cone
Black Raspberry
Frozen Yogurt
Banana Split
Rum Raisin
Hot Fudge

“JP licks has the best thick shake in the world child. WOW I had a peanut butter and salted caramel shake. I am on my way back now to get me a pistachio and black raspberry shake. Listen to me chiren when I say they got a shake. Baby they got a shake ❤️??“

3.9 Good69 Reviews