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Jul 12, 2001 04:54 PM

Ice cream

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Now that ice cream season is here, Pat's posting on General Topics has inspired me to start a thread here. Where do you go in your neighborhood when you need a cup or a cone? In my town, Beverly, it's Dick & June's (link to locations below). They make their own, 20 or 30 flavors, and it's fantastic. I can't speak for their sherbert or their frozen yogurt, I've never gotten past the ice cream.


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  1. In my neighborhood,(Brookline), it's J.P.Licks.....I actually eat frozen yogurt, and I think their frozen yogurt is better than most ice cream....There's one in Jamaica Plain and one on Newbury St....Oatmeal cookie is great...Probably if I ate their ice cream, I would be going down the road to hell...

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    1. re: galleygirl

      Death to J.P. Licks - The foodie's ice cream store.
      Thanks, but for $3 / scoop, I'd rather buy my own cow.

      Personal favorite - Dr. Mike's - Bethel, CT
      Dentist turned ice cream man - Best peach ice cream ever.
      Heck of a commute though...

      1. re: Al Fresco

        Erikson's Dairy in Maynard, Mass.

        1. re: JJ

          I'll second Erikson's Dairy in Maynard. It's on Rt 117. Takes about a half hour to drive there from Somerville, and well worth the trip. If you've never tried their Toasted Walnut Fudge, you've never really had ice cream.

        2. re: Al Fresco

          Hey - i love JP licks! It wasn't always a "Foodie" place. Unfortunately all of the "rich foodies" have taken over my neighborhood and have made JP licks a foofoolala place that is overly priced but they did the same thing w/ the houses - but alas that is for a different chat board :) But the ice cream is still great!

      2. In my neighborhood, its Meletharb's in Wakefield. All homemade w seasonal flavors and the best vanilla you ever had! You'll find it on Lowell St.

        1. ron's ice cream in hyde park, 1231 hyde park ave, 617-364-5274, great ice cream in a small candlepin bowling alley, also has a location in a more conventional setting in dedham center, also in easton hilliard's candy store is excellent much better imho then the popular crescent ridge in sharon.

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          1. re: mark rifkin

            My sister and bro-in-law live in Easton, and they prefer the Plant Depot to Hilliard's. Have you been there?

            1. re: C. Fox

              only went once to look at plants, i will go again for the ice cream and report back, we moved to easton this past october

            2. re: mark rifkin

              Tell me more about Ron's. I've passed it from the outside and it looked old style and great! It is so? All I could see where the classic glass ice-cream glasses and old decor. It is well-patronized? How about clientele? Ages? Times of day and days of week that it's most crowded?

            3. I've pretty much lived all over the Boston area so I've developed a few favorites.

              Richardson's - Rt 114 Middleton (This is my all-time favorite)

              Mac's Dairy Farm - Rt 38 Tewksbury

              Puleo's - Highland Ave. Salem

              I also enjoy Meltharb's in Wakefield and Crescent Ridge Dairy (I'm drawing a blank on its location right now).

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                Scott Mccarrick

                Im in Central square Cambridge.
                Ilove Christinas in Inman sq.
                Tosscaninis in Centrai Sq.
                Up in Maine Near the Nubble Light House is a Place Called Browns.Homemade icecream any flavor you can think of he has done. In the winter he closes and goes to Fla.Have not been there in many years,not even sure if its still there