How to Celebrate National Ice Cream Day on Sunday
Students offer up 10 best scoops near campus
Americans have been besotted with ice cream since it was first introduced in the mid 18th century. Today we consume more ice cream—approximately 1.58 billion gallons—than any other country, with the average person lapping up an average of 23 pounds of the frozen treat each year.
July has been designated as National Ice Cream Month since 1984, and Sunday, July 18, is National Ice Cream Day, with chains and companies like Friendly’s, Baskin Robbins, and GoPuff offering special deals. And last month, Food & Wine listed two Cambridge places, Toscanini’s and Christina’s Homemade Ice Cream, as having the best ice cream in Massachusetts.
BU Today asked students for help in compiling a list of the 10 best Boston area ice cream places—and lucky for us, and you, many are conveniently near campus. Below are their suggestions, with our recommended pick from each. Most specialize in dairy offerings, but we’ve noted those that have nondairy and vegan options. So, whether you prefer ice cream in a dish or a cone, doused with sprinkles or butterscotch—or nothing at all—celebrate National Ice Cream Day with a few scoops of your favorite flavor—or try something new.
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