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Jan 31, 2008 02:46 PM

Which ice cream cone do you go out of your way for?

The whole Toscanini's thing got me thinking that people sure are loyal to their icecream.

In my case, the ice cream cone I go out of my way for (even though I live close to Herrell's in Allston which I love) is .... Brigham's Mocha Chip with chocolate jimmies on a sugar cone (in Belmont).

How about you?

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  1. Malted vanilla plus any deep chocolate flavor at Christina's, Inman Square. Whopper to the Nth.

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    1. re: MC Slim JB

      Also a huge malted vanilla fan, but I usually go to Herrell's for my fix.

      1. re: Bostonbob3

        Me three on malted vanilla (me two for Herrell's), but I usually get a dish rather than a cone. I'm not a big fan of cones. . .

        1. re: phoebek

          When I was a kid, I use to get an ice cream cup with malted falvored ice cream. It was like a light chocolate color. Has anyone seen this flavor around. It was least that's how I remember it being as a l'il one.

          1. re: phoebek

            Me four on malted vanilla (Toscanini's) with hot fudge. Hot Whopper to the Nth.

            Also, Kimball's grapenut. I get a cone, which automatically comes with an empty bowl on the side since the cone is no match for the pint of ice cream.

      2. The apple crisp in October at Kimball Farms.

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        1. re: Sal Monella

          What? I haven't seen this one. Can you elaborate? Is it apple crisp mixed with vanilla ice cream? Is it October yet?

          1. re: pollystyrene

            It's strictly seasonal from end of Sept thru Oct and while supplies last. It tastes like an apple crisp would but with no dough like a dessert.

            I don't recall vanilla ice in the mix.

            Unfortunately, they only roll this out when the apple harvest season hits.

            Something to look for to then Polly. :>)

            1. re: Sal Monella

              I live near by/go often yet have never seen apple crisp ice cream at the one in Westford. In the fall they always have normal apple crisp with vanilla ice cream though. My gf gets that there often

              1. re: Sal Monella

                I never like October, with those pretty leaves tolling the death of summer, but apple crisp ice cream ought to help me through. Thanks!

          2. Grape nut ice cream at Louie's in East Somerville
            Raspberry fudge swirl at Kimball's in Carlisle
            Soft-serve twist with jimmys at Dairy Barn in Randolph

            Of course, none of these places are open during the winter...

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            1. re: hiddenboston

              I too love Louie's grapenut ice cream. Altho it's not THAT far out of my way. Actually, this B&J Dublin something flavor I just bought is pretty darn tasty.

              1. re: Joanie

                Dublin Mudslide. One of my favorites, too, and no need to go out of our way. My most favorite B&J's is Vermonty Python. You might love it since you're into the coffee/chocolate combo. It's coffee liqueur ice cream, milk chocolate "cows" and a crunchy chocolate cookie swirl.

              2. re: hiddenboston

                Yummmm....Louie's Grapenut!! Is it Spring yet??? :)

              3. Christina's fig, or azuki, or pumpkin when it's in season. I would totally walk a mile if a place in the are would start making their own purple yam (ube) flavor, but I haven't seen it. I'm also quite partial to grapenut, and toscanini's has a decent one, but I'm unenthused about them right now...

                (Does it count if you only get cups, never cones? I'm not a big ice cream fan anyway, and the cone always struck me as completely gratuitous sweetness-- but that also means that a place has to be extra good for me to want to go out of my for it, and for me, Christina's is the one)

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                1. re: another_adam

                  I took the "cone" thing figuratively; I rarely get anything but a cup at these places. Cones are just a distraction.

                  1. re: MC Slim JB

                    aw come on--you get more for your money with the cone! i get upset whenever i see people get a cup over a cone; i always want to ask them to get a cone, take the scoop off the top and give me the cone, with the little plug of ice cream that's inevitably wedged in it.

                    anyway, i'm partial to the coconut almond at jp licks, though that's in large part b/c they're close by to me. i'd go to christina's a lot more frequently if it weren't such a pain to get to, just to try the neat flavors.

                    1. re: autopi

                      Hmm, I'm going to have to dispute this: I think you get more ice cream at Christina's with a cup than a same-sized cone. When forced to get a cone, I will get a plain over a waffle or sugar cone. I like the textural interest, but not the flavor distraction. Cones can be an improvement with second-rate ice cream, though.

                2. Gingersnap Molassas at Kimballs (they only have it for about a month in the fall before they close)

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                  1. re: hargau

                    Sounds yum! Gotta try it when I get out to the deep 'burbs during that time.