Christina’s Homemade Ice Cream

Ice Cream Parlor
One of the best

I had been to Christina’s with some friends many years ago and remembered it as being really good. My friend and I had dinner next door and I told him to save room for Christina’s as I was sure it would blow our minds. I was right. He is really big into the classic flavors and I assured him that he could find them at Christina’s, but he should consider trying a flavor that was a little more out of the way. He went with a medium cup of Coconut Almond Chip and couldn’t believe how good it was. He just about inhaled it in 3-4 blocks as we walked to the T (the local subway).

They’re good about giving samples so I tried Burnt Sugar and was sold. A medium cup dipped in pistachios later, I was in heaven. The best way I can describe it would be as if someone had created a way to extract the burnt sugar flavor from creme brulee and infuse it directly into the ice cream. It was an intensely flavored cup of cold, creamy, burnt-sugary goodness that I ate very, very slowly and enjoyed to the fullest. I love pistachios and they added a nice crunch, but I wouldn’t get them again with this ice cream as they got in the way of the pure flavor of this treat.

The texture of the ice cream is wonderful: creamy, not too thick or heavy and they experiment with a dizzying array of flavors (many of which are only around seasonally when fresh ingredients are available). I highly recommend a trip if you’re ever in Boston/Cambridge. You won’t be disappointed.

What to Eat
Christina’s Homemade Ice Cream, Burnt Sugar Ice Cream
Burnt Sugar Ice Cream
Burnt Sugar is one of Christina's signature flavors.
Christina’s Homemade Ice Cream, Khulfi Ice Cream
Khulfi Ice Cream
The Indian-inspired Kulfi is packed with more pistachios then we've ever seen in any pistachio ice cream. Cardamom also plays a major flavor role.
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday11:30am - 10:30pm
Monday11:30am - 10:30pm
Tuesday11:30am - 10:30pm
Wednesday11:30am - 10:30pm
Thursday11:30am - 10:30pm
Friday11:30am - 10:30pm
Saturday11:30am - 10:30pm
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
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Open Year Round
Meals Served
Dessert, Late Night
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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