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J.P. Licks Jamaica Plain

Ice Cream Shop$$$$
Jamaica Hills - Pond, Boston
79 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Xavier S.
    Xavier Solé AchaMay 10, 2015
    Awesome ice creams!! Expect very long lanes if you go there on Lilac Sunday.
  • 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.
  • 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!!
  • 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!
  • Carrie B.
    Carrie BevisJune 6, 2016
    The original JP Licks. Good ice cream, but maybe a bit too much hype from the Bostonians.
  • Gina S.
    Gina StabileAugust 16, 2013
    If it's your first time, check out the flavors online first - so many to choose from!
  • Nicholas S.
    Nicholas StevensNovember 1, 2016
    The hot chocolate is definately worth trying; especially on a cold day.
  • 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!
  • Ariana H.
    Ariana HerlingerNovember 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Oreo hard yogurt, el diablo, oatmeal cookie, and awesome flavors of the month!!
  • Melanie K.
    Melanie KatzApril 20, 2014
    This place knows how to make a killer vegan milkshake!
  • Chantel
    ChantelMay 8, 2013
    Iced caramel macchiato is amazing!!
  • Richard H.
    Richard HuttonJuly 14, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything is good here, even the great service.
  • 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!
  • 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!
  • Lindsay L.
    Lindsay LehmanAugust 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    They have ice cream cakes for sale. Amazing ones!!
  • BJ C.
    BJ ChamberlainAugust 28, 2014
    Locally made ice cream in crazy flavors!
  • Tom W.
    Tom WangMarch 24, 2016
    This JP licks is HUGE so many more flavored than the other ones
  • Cristina R.
    Cristina RuizMay 28, 2015
    Coffee cookies & cream
  • Kirsten G.
    Kirsten GonzalezSeptember 28, 2015
    Everything!! Loved the variety
  • Michelle A.
    Michelle A.August 2, 2011
    The oatmeal cookie frozen yogurt is sooooo good!
  • Bora
    BoraMarch 26, 2015
    Chocolate Ice cream by lemon cake and coffee
  • Alex E.
    Alex EscobedoAugust 23, 2016
    Ice cream and yogurt are super good.
  • Daniel T.
    Daniel TewfikJanuary 16, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Great hot chocolate
  • iJen V.
    iJen VeggieMay 8, 2013
    Dairy Free Ice Cream Here!!
  • Joslin D.
    Joslin DoanDecember 4, 2013
    Best Ice Cream in Boston!
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Crystina B.
    Burtis loves the doggie ice cream!!!
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