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Christina's Homemade Ice Cream

Ice Cream Shop$$$$
Inman Square, Cambridge
81 Tips and reviews
  • ice cream
  • burnt sugar
  • malted vanilla
  • green tea
  • Coffee Oreo
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  • BU Today
    BU TodayJune 12, 2012
    While Christina's has the staple ice cream flavors, its real draw are the specialty selections. Seasonal favorites like eggnog and fresh mint are unique and delicious. Honey Lavender is also a fave Read more
  • Elleen
    ElleenAugust 12, 2016
    huge portions & a ton of different flavors! free samples so you can try before you commit to a pot of ice cream that's the smallest size :-)
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureMarch 19, 2013
    Behind a lavender façade, the shop’s exotic flavors include burnt sugar, licorice, honey-lavender, apple cider & cinnamon-spiced Mexican chocolate. More places to eat like a local:
  • Diane Y.
    Diane YangAugust 17, 2013
    Very fluffy, flavorful ice cream. I tried ginger, and I can't wait to try each of their unique flavors later. P.S. Many tips are saying it's cash only, but that doesn't seem to be the case anymore.
  • Mike C.
    Mike ChauNovember 11, 2012
    Try the Coffee Oreo And Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream - Generously packed in a huge waffle cone. This ice cream is really really good - it's so thick you kinda need to chew it.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithJune 14, 2013
    Get an adventurous flavor, and then try to grab a seat on one of the benches out front. Eat your ice cream while enjoying the atmosphere of quaint Inman Square.
  • Tainah M.
    Tainah M.February 26, 2014
    Try something you wouldn't easily find somewhere else! Loved the green tea flavor. Friendly service and perfectly sweet ice cream. Also: They take debit and credit cards.
  • Bravo
    BravoNovember 12, 2010
    Best ice cream in town, and the spice market they own next door has a huge variety of specialty items. -Tania Peterson, Top Chef Just Desserts
  • Crystal K.
    Crystal KingSeptember 3, 2011
    Christina's has some of the more adventurous flavors along with the traditional. Sometimes you'll find lavender or mustard, for example. Their chocolate styles are rich and delish.
  • Kat H.
    Kat HJune 2, 2013
    Amazing khulfi ice cream if you're into Indian food. Also, ginger, burnt sugar, sassafras root, and green tea.
  • Tim L.
    Tim LuoSeptember 5, 2015
    The burnt sugar and carrot cake ice creams are outta this world
  • Francesca G.
    Francesca GordiniMarch 24, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Peanut Butter Chip + Chocolate Mousse is the best combo you can get!! The closest ice cream to the real Italian Gelato in the US!!
  • Jenny M.
    Jenny MackintoshJune 28, 2014
    Burnt sugar might taste odd at first bite, but it will grow on you. So delicious.
  • Kevin M.
    Kevin MOctober 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    They take card now which is great. Great ice cream at a much better price than Toscaninis. Make sure you try a few flavors!
  • jason h.
    jason hartyMay 31, 2013
    Hey it's super delicious ice cream served by mildly grumpy people. Don't forget it's Cambridge after all.
  • GQ Magazine
    GQ MagazineAugust 22, 2012
    Most fantastic flavor: Lime-Jalapeño-Tequila sorbet. Like a spicy frozen margarita.
  • Mike M.
    Mike MorenoJanuary 23, 2013
    go with an appetite, and order a bunch of different flavors, you won't be disappointed. Ginger Molasses is very tasty
  • Chuck R.
    Chuck RoslofJanuary 5, 2015
    Possibly the best ice cream in Cambridge. Very creamy with fresh flavors. Mexican chocolate is a favorite.
  • Keri G.
    Keri GarelJanuary 13, 2016
    Even Tosci's and JP Licks don't have some of the flavors you'll find at Christina's. Try the adzuki bean!
  • Connie C.
    Connie ChanDecember 16, 2012
    Best ice cream ever. Very fresh ingredients. Green tea, mango and azuki is the best :)
  • Tiffany L.
    Tiffany LopinskyJuly 18, 2016
    My favorite is the Adzuki Red Bean! 🍦
  • Connie C.
    Connie ChanDecember 16, 2012
    Delicious homemade azuki bean ice cream cake by them!
  • Bonobos
    BonobosAugust 15, 2012
    Best ice cream in Boston with a great selection of unique flavors - try 'em all!
  • Jenn H.
    Jenn HMarch 20, 2011
    Coconut ice cream! I always sample another flavor, but inevitably return to the coconut ice cream. Yum!
  • Julianne G.
    Julianne GJuly 9, 2011
    Don't stick to anything you could get anywhere else - although they're good, try the unique flavors!
  • Ingrid H.
    Ingrid HartmanJuly 31, 2016
    It's all about the khulfi ice cream! Exotic spices are what Christina's is all about.
  • Sahil K.
    Sahil KathawalaMay 2, 2015
    Loved the malted vanilla. Makes a strong run for best ice cream in Boston v. Tosc
  • Andy R.
    Andy RoebuckMarch 4, 2010
    The Best homemade ice cream around- amazing variety, great location- try the Cinnamon, Mint Chip, Bailey's and the Ginger. Yum! Read more
  • Jackie W.
    Jackie WestsideOctober 8, 2016
    Jägermeister ice cream!? Say what. 😱 Also, the small size holds a very decent amount of ice cream. 🍨
  • Erich W.
    Erich WiernaszAugust 16, 2015
    50/50 malted vanilla and chocolate mousse.
  • Anandi P.
    Anandi PendseAugust 15, 2014
    Order chocolate ice cream and then add Oreos as a topping
  • Megan S.
    Megan StembridgeApril 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    In the summer, they make fresh mint -- it's to die for!
  • Tara A.
    Tara A.August 31, 2012
    Their kalamansi ice cream is totally authentic!!
  • Annie K.
    Annie KozakJuly 4, 2012
    The green tea icecream is delicious when paired with a warm brownie!
  • Patricia
    PatriciaSeptember 17, 2016
    The flavors are interesting but the ice cream is too icey and ultimately not that flavorful. Opt for Toscanini's instead.
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrantzAugust 26, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Try their popular burnt sugar flavor
  • Mishy K.
    Mishy KJune 15, 2014
    The banana cinnamon tastes delicious. Reminds me of a cinnamon pina colada
  • Jay M.
    Jay MinerMay 10, 2010
    Try the Burnt Sugar and/or the Ginger Molasses. Two of the best flavors here.
  • Jenna
    JennaJuly 28, 2013
    Best cinnamon ice cream I've ever had.
  • John S.
    John Stone IIIMarch 2, 2011
    If can't decide, let peeps pass you in line. Try peppermint, malted vanilla, coconut almond chip
  • Jonathan Y.
    Jonathan YuAugust 2, 2015
    Huge selection of homemade ice cream.
  • Ryan W.
    Ryan WarnerJuly 7, 2014
    Absolutely horrible service. Rushed us out really fast, wasn't busy or near closing. Didn't even get to tell them my size or toppings until after. Ice cream wasn't anything special
  • Alex K.
    Alex KasemirMarch 2, 2016
    So many flavors! Carrot cake?! I mean come on!
  • Kevin D.
    Kevin DudleyAugust 9, 2014
    Burnt sugar and Mexican chocolate was my winning combination...
  • Jordan B.
    Jordan BeardSeptember 1, 2016
    Simply the best mango in town
  • Alicia V.
    Alicia VargasMay 2, 2012
    The green tea is to die for!
  • Gloria C.
    Gloria ChinJuly 17, 2012
    50+ sorbet & seasonal flavors. Adzuki Bean, Burnt Sugar, Herbal Chai, Lavender
  • Natasha W.
    Natasha WNovember 8, 2010
    Carrot Cake Ice Cream is so delicious... also try Sorbet yum!
  • Tim T.
    Tim TregubovOctober 22, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    green tea with chocolate jimmies yum
  • Alicia V.
    Alicia VargasMay 10, 2012
    The pistachio is terrible. The extract tastes like amaretto. The chocolate hazelnut is pretty good
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