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J.P. Licks Jamaica Plain

Ice Cream Shop$$$$
Jamaica Hills - Pond, Boston
80 Tips and reviews
  • ice cream
  • coffee
  • cow card
  • lively
  • family-friendly
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  • Kenneth M.
    Kenneth McKlinskiJune 22, 2012
    Check out the rich variety of fresh roasted coffee - came in for ice cream, and the aroma from the roaster was enticing enough to pick up a bag of fair trade Sumatra Mandheling.
  • Samantha
    SamanthaSeptember 3, 2016
    J.P. Licks is open till 12 and it's always busy. Any season ice cream is always good there, & people are super nice! Coconut almond chip wit mango topping is really good also Mint Oreo is really good
  • BU Today
    BU TodayJune 4, 2012
    Another JP landmark, JP Licks now has 10 locations in and around Boston. For the best ice cream, hard and soft yogurt, egg creams, frappes, and a large coffee selection, you can't go wrong Read more
  • Boston M.
    Boston MamaMay 10, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Their small cones are bountiful and packed in.. It says one scoop but they seem to add a lil extra always :) service is always w a smile and pleasant! Love this location and you will too!
  • Katie T.
    Katie TuohyNovember 1, 2015
    They have a LOT of dairy-free options which is wonderful. I had the coffee lace and it was heavenly.
  • Alexandra B.
    The summer is coming! JP Licks is the best ice cream palor in the Jamaica Plain area. Explore different varieties that your taste buds have never experienced before ;-)
  • Max S.
    Max SaberDecember 23, 2014
    JP Licks is my go to when I have an ice cream craving! Taste the Sweet Cream ice cream then any other ice cream and it'll all make sense!
  • Lizzie H.
    Lizzie HatfieldMarch 20, 2016
    Best ice cream I've ever had. Seriously. Particularly like the chocolate brownie batter flavour with hot fudge sauce. So indulgent, so good.
  • CollegeFashionista
    CollegeFashionistaJanuary 14, 2014
    The coffee oreo ice cream at J.P. Licks is perfect for your sweet tooth. If you're feeling extra bad, ask them to put hot fudge on top.
  • Boston M.
    Boston MamaMay 10, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Seriously, I've been coming here for more than 10 years..It's be best one in Boston. Recently went to BH location & service sucked as well as my pitiful unpacked small cone & half-empty chipwiches
  • DailyCandy
    DailyCandyApril 9, 2013
    All Bostonians flock to J.P. Licks, including those with tricky bellies. Gluten- and dairy-free flavors allow everyone to indulge.
  • Proxy Apparel
    Proxy ApparelMarch 26, 2012
    If you're looking for a dairy free option, definitely taste the coconut chocolate. Otherwise the oatmeal raisin fro-yo & oreo ice cream are big wins!
  • Scot Y.
    Scot YountSeptember 6, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    What can you say that hasn't been said about J.P. Licks? Coffee is as good or better than City Feed and what you don't get is ATTITUDE. City Feed hipsters vs. J.P. Licks Angels. I'll take heaven!
  • Mee K.
    Mee KASeptember 23, 2012
    The choc brownie batter icecream was deeelicious!....lovely icecream ime I'm going 2 try their fresh coffees and cupcakes!!!
  • Matthew P.
    Matthew PiresDecember 10, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    During the summer this place always has a line. Expect a wait. Winter months you should be in and out.
  • Nancy B.
    Nancy BrownMay 27, 2013
    Great customer service and the best ice cream - faves: chocolate chip, coffee and oatmeal cookie fro yo
  • Boston M.
    Boston MamaJune 9, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    I always get ice cream but today I tried a lemonade w a shot of raspberry! So yum on this hot day.. Where's the vodka! :)
  • Elizabeth V.
    Elizabeth VJuly 2, 2011
    Get the El Diablo when they have it! It's chocolate ice cream with cinnamon and cayenne pepper. Different but addicting!
  • Tanika S.
    Tanika SmithApril 8, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Try something different! Getting vanilla, chocolate, or anything else plain like it such a boring and wasteful idea for a J.P. Licks.
  • Xavier S.
    Xavier Solé AchaMay 10, 2015
    Awesome ice creams!! Expect very long lanes if you go there on Lilac Sunday.
  • Gina S.
    Gina StabileAugust 16, 2013
    If it's your first time, check out the flavors online first - so many to choose from!
  • Joshua B.
    Joshua BogartSeptember 9, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Skip the overpriced kiddy and small cones and share a pint of ice cream of the front pint is only six bucks you get the equivalent before kiddy cones!
  • Jessica H.
    Jessica HiemenzMarch 12, 2014
    They have really yummy vegan ice cream now made out of coconut and hemp milk. Try the coconut lime it tastes like keylime pie!!
  • Henri M.
    Henri MakembeNovember 23, 2010
    Don't count on the wi-fi if you are going to be doing work. The atmosphere, coffee and ice cream are all great.
  • Carrie B.
    Carrie BevisJune 6, 2016
    The original JP Licks. Good ice cream, but maybe a bit too much hype from the Bostonians.
  • Crysta s.
    Crysta sJuly 8
    Personal fave is the mint cookies and cream ice cream!
  • Nicholas S.
    Nicholas StevensNovember 1, 2016
    The hot chocolate is definately worth trying; especially on a cold day.
  • First We Feast
    First We FeastAugust 3, 2014
    Medium Oreo cake batter cone. It's enough to feed a family of four for a day Read more
  • Scott L.
    Scott L.May 19, 2012
    I once played a "punk" show in this building...damn, I'm old. I don't recall a big cow head hanging off the front back then. Didn't this shop first open on Newbury St. ? Oi! Oi! Oi! Gimme Chocolate!
  • Suzanne W.
    Suzanne WenzApril 7, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Get a cow card! Free sundae on your bday and on your anniversary of getting the card. Awesome!
  • Melanie K.
    Melanie KatzApril 20, 2014
    This place knows how to make a killer vegan milkshake!
  • Richard H.
    Richard HuttonJuly 14, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything is good here, even the great service.
  • Ariana H.
    Ariana HerlingerNovember 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Oreo hard yogurt, el diablo, oatmeal cookie, and awesome flavors of the month!!
  • Rik A.
    Rik AApril 26, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Get a free small sundae on your birthday (good anytime during your birth month) with a cow card! Great freebie!
  • Chantel
    ChantelMay 8, 2013
    Iced caramel macchiato is amazing!!
  • BJ C.
    BJ ChamberlainAugust 28, 2014
    Locally made ice cream in crazy flavors!
  • Lindsay L.
    Lindsay LehmanAugust 24, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    They have ice cream cakes for sale. Amazing ones!!
  • Matt A.
    Matt AndersonJune 15, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    My dog loves their water bowl, I love their ice cream bowls. Its win-win!
  • Tom W.
    Tom WangMarch 24, 2016
    This JP licks is HUGE so many more flavored than the other ones
  • Kirsten G.
    Kirsten GonzalezSeptember 28, 2015
    Everything!! Loved the variety
  • Cristina R.
    Cristina RuizMay 28, 2015
    Coffee cookies & cream
  • Bora
    BoraMarch 26, 2015
    Chocolate Ice cream by lemon cake and coffee
  • Daniel T.
    Daniel TewfikJanuary 16, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Great hot chocolate
  • Alex E.
    Alex EscobedoAugust 23, 2016
    Ice cream and yogurt are super good.
  • Michelle A.
    Michelle A.August 2, 2011
    The oatmeal cookie frozen yogurt is sooooo good!
  • iJen V.
    iJen VeggieMay 8, 2013
    Dairy Free Ice Cream Here!!
  • Joslin D.
    Joslin DoanDecember 4, 2013
    Best Ice Cream in Boston!
  • helen m.
    helen minaAugust 29, 2015
    Great ice cream love ice coffee
  • Elizabeth N.
    Elizabeth NagarajahApril 27, 2013
    Definitely get a Cow Card, just saved $5 on my order.
  • Shlomit K.
    Shlomit KoblinerJuly 27, 2015
    Great yummy ice cream
  • Jack F.
    Jack FleischerOctober 1, 2013
    Here's a tip: tip ya' scoopa'!
  • Mark S.
    Mark SullivanFebruary 8, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Rum Raisin!!
  • Crystina B.
    Burtis loves the doggie ice cream!!!
  • Terence C.
    Terence ChanMay 23, 2015
    Delicious ice cream!!
  • Nandi A.
    Nandi AndersonJune 26, 2015
    Original JP Licks! It's HUGE!
  • Belen Z.
    Belen ZJune 16, 2011
    Get a cow card! So worth the rewards
  • Emily P.
    Emily PowersApril 5, 2010
    Whatever you get make sure Captain Crunch is on top...
  • The poor student
    The poor studentMarch 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Irish mint lace is awesome
  • Mary M.
    Mary MoJuly 12, 2013
    World's largest medium ice-cream.
  • ⚡️connie ⚡️
    ⚡️connie ⚡️July 27, 2010
    Seasonal flavor - cucumber ice cream. AMG so refreshing.
  • Sue Y.
    Sue YeeSeptember 13, 2014
    Ice cream and dessert
  • Rebekah M.
    Rebekah MurphyJanuary 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    All toppings are better when they are on Yogurt X.
  • Cathy
    CathyMarch 9, 2013
    Yummy n delish.
  • Jonathan B.
    Jonathan BornsteinAugust 27, 2011
    Cherry Garciaparra is unbelievable! Who knew?
  • Robert F.
    Robert FanningApril 22, 2016
    Ice cream!!!
  • Jason B.
    Jason BiggsMay 30, 2011
    best ice cream in boston Read more
  • Peter S.
    Peter SmithMarch 28, 2016
    Coffee Oreo all day
  • Wylie F.
    Wylie FisherOctober 1, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Who doesn't like ice cream?!
  • Micah H.
    Micah HerstandMay 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Unreliable wifi, usually cuts out after about an hour (stays not working for at least another hour). Both on my MacBook Pro and iPod Touch...
  • Eric F.
    Eric FieldsMay 11, 2013
    Try the f1sh
  • Sam S.
    Sam SacksSeptember 15, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the best coffee in Jamaica Plain. They roast their own beans, you know.
  • Maryellen
    MaryellenNovember 14, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    if there is pumpkin custard, jump on it!
  • Matt L.
    Matt LiebholdJuly 29, 2009
    Go to J.P. Licks and sample at least three of the flavors of the month. And then order something completely different.
  • Amanda P.
    Amanda ParkerJuly 11, 2011
    The original! Read more
  • Sam S.
    Sam SacksNovember 5, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    get yourself a cow card. I just got 5 bucks back! it's a no-brainer!
  • Secret B.
    Secret BostonNovember 9, 2010
    Dig these guys if for nothing else, the reliable wi-fi
  • Jess L.
    Jess LaPointeNovember 13, 2010
    Good coffee!
  • Steve G.
    Steve GarfieldJuly 14, 2009
    Been here 100+ times
    try the lactose free vanilla. It's good.
  • Christefano
    ChristefanoMarch 18, 2009
    JP Licks is that coffee shop in Boston that pretends it's an ice cream shop. it fools everyone but me.
  • Andrew P.
    Andrew PeaceFebruary 15, 2010
    Brownie sunday is UNREAL
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