Slideshow SLIDESHOW: 10 Ice Cream Scoops We Love in Boston

[Photographs: Kate Shannon]

I don't know exactly what it is about Bostonians, but we seem to like things frozen. As soon as another brutal winter melts into spring, we step out of the sunshine and into the nearest ice cream parlor. It's easy enough to do—there are at least a few ice cream shops in every neighborhood, some of them ranked among the best in the country.

In this city, people form intense allegiances to their favorite flavors and shops. But I think it's nearly impossible to form a definitive list of The Best of the Best. Instead, I give you ten ice cream scoops that are inventive, flavorful, and utterly satisfying. These are ten ice cream scoops that won't disappoint.

About the author: Kate Shannon is a cheesemonger by day and line cook by night. Although she calls Boston home, she hasn't lost her love for the fried cheese curds and Chicago-style hotdogs of the Midwest. She believes that leftover Thai takeout makes the best lunches and that strawberry shortcake is meant to be breakfast, not dessert.


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