Even though I am lactose intolerant, I can still find many delicious treats at Christina?s. They have a great selection of sorbets made of fresh fruits (like Papaya or Honeydew Melon). When I have LactAid I make sure to try the Mexican Chocolate ice cream, which is rich and creamy chocolate with cinnamon and other wonderful spices. Since Christina?s has a fantastic spice shop next door, you know all the spices are top of the line. They have an astounding array of ice cream flavors to choose from, there is truly something for every ice cream lover you are with! I really appreciate the fact that they have a nice selection of dairy free ices, and will definitely be going there as often as possible to get my afternoon treats. Their prices are not too bad, and it is a good value for the money!
PROS: Great flavors, great dairy free options
The existence of Christina's Home Made Ice Cream confirms the fact that Inman Square functions on a totally different wavelength than the rest of the Boston/Cambridge area who are filled with Toscannini's and JP Licks. When I went there the other night they had 4 different flavors of sorbet: papaya, strawberry, orange, and mango. Vegans and sorbet lovers eat your heart out!
Christinas' not only has a charming old world ice cream parlor feel, with its location in Inman Sq and its cozy wooden interior, but its ice cream is truly delicious. They have a huge diversity of flavors and their staff is always pleasant and friendly. It is a little pricey but no much more than anything above a gas station sno cone.
Bostonians consume more ice cream per capita than in any other city in America. And Christina's satisfies their frozen treat sweet tooth by offering over 50 flavors daily from a stock of over 300 varieties. Favorites include burnt caramel, adzuki bean, licorice, and orange chocolate. Owner Ray Ford draws inspiration from his spice shop next door to create other one-of-kind flavors like honey lavender, lemon-thyme, rose (made with real rose petals), and chamomile. All the ice cream is homemade, creamy, and fresh, and many diners at nearby restaurants skip dessert and wind up here to top off their meal (Christina's irresistible frozen chocolate mousse ice cream is better than any restaurant dessert). They also make crazy flavors for local eateries like Mexican avocado ice cream for nearby Ole, goat cheese ice cream for Hamersley's Bistro in Boston, and seaweed sake sorbet for the East Coast Grill.
Homemade ice cream with interesting flavors. There were so many that captured my interest that it was hard to settle on one. I went with Banana Cinnamon, it tasted just like a muffin. They give you quite a bit as well, especially when ordering with a cone (I was surprised). It's a busy place, but the line moves along quickly. Not enough seating
Pros: Yummy Flavors and Value
Cons: Busy, line
The icecream was delicious and the flavors were varied and unique. However, the service was rude. The place was not busy at all and yet it took several throat-clearings and "excuse me" before any of the three employees asked us what we wanted. When I made it to the register, I had barely received my change when an employee with a broom pushed me aside and told me to move, rather than asking nicely as one would expect. I tend to like to be able to gather my things, put my change away and move away on my own before being shuffled off in such an inconsiderate fashion!
I come here for the oreo or cookie dough after a delicious dinner at Haveli across the street, if I've not already had one of their homemade desserts.
Pros: Homemade whipped cream
Best ice cream you can get and never a bad flavor! :)
Pros: flavor, selection, service
Cons: not enough seats!
This is by far the best Ice cream joint in the city. Try at least the Burnt Sugar ice cream or the Maple Walnut and you will be a believer. Its so good its orgasmic.... almost.
Christina's ice cream is fantastic. I couldn't pick a favorite. The bad part is that I think you have to have a horrible attitude to work in Christina's. The rude you are, the better pay? Customer service is non existent here. I wonder what the owner thinks. I have stopped going to this place because there is no way I am going to pay to get harrassed.
Pros: flavours, quality
Wow! The best ice cream I have ever had, ever! Words cannot explain. Truly homemade premium goodness. I've had pumpkin, cinammon rice pudding, and carrot cake and I will keep going back for more! You must try it!! I went on an empty winter night, but I would stand in line outside in the cold rain if I needed to!
Green tea ice cream is a rare find in Boston, esp that of good quality and flavor. The one here is very comparable to Chocolate Coyote's green tea ice cream in Madison WI. Also, this flavor is available at Christina's everyday, unlike Herrell's which doesn't carry it all the time and has limited flavors.
Lastly, their ice-cream cakes are perfect. I've ordered a couple from here for friends' birthdays and never have disappointments. Not $$ too.
Pros: nice waiters, quality cakes, open everyday
Cons: parking is hard
Of all the ice cream stores in Boston, Christina's is my pick for the indecisive. Forget your usual pick of vanilla, chocolate, and butter brickle; Christina's has everything from Mexican chocolate, to banana cinnamon, to carrot cake (the latter two are my favorites). Even on the most sweltering day in Harvard Square, it's worth the trek out to Christina's to get the quality ice cream. Christina's also is great if you're looking for good froyo flavors. Try something more adventurous than just cookies and cream; Christina's strength truly is its creativity in designing great new flavors.
Pros: variety of flavors
Cons: closes too early
This is my second favorite ice cream place in Boston. Their flavors are exceptional, and the creamy texture of their ice cream is distinctive. *wonderful* mocha cappucino! and the concord grape sorbet is one of the most flavorful sorbets I've ever tasted.
Pros: texture, flavors
Cons: hard to park
The best homemade tasting ice cream! They have every type of flavor & even some ones that they have made up!
Christina's ice cream was one of the best I have ever tasted. The ice cream is so creamy and flavorful. I enjoyed every flavor I tried, pumpkin, mexican chocolate, and espresso with oreos and chocolate pieces. The frozen yogurt wasn't as creamy. I will go back to Christina's again and again.
Pros: homemade ice cream
Cons: difficult to park
This is the best ice cream I've ever had in my life!! Once you've tried it, you'll think ice cream from the supermarket is like economy gas when you are used to Super Premium. All homemade ice cream, yogurt, and even fat-free and sugar-free choices are available to cater to those who really shouldn't indulge. My favorites are Mango and Sweet Cream. Staff are very friendly, as well. What can I say? LOVE IT!!!
The ice cream here is the best. I haven't found a better place in Boston for ice cream. They've got all kinds of funky flavors. My favorite here is the red bean ice cream. So yummy! Check it out!
This place serves up awesome homemade ice cream. Perfect for a summer evening. The only problem is that all the flavors look so great and you are only allowed to sample one. The flavors range from carrot cake ice cream to classic vanilla. Located in Inman Sq., but this place is worth the trip.
Pros: awesome ice cream, menu, fun