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“Not the most intense flavor but very good value” 4 of 5 stars
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Christina's Homemade Ice Cream
1255 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139-1338
617-492-7021
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Ranked #57 of 553 Restaurants in Cambridge
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: Ice Cream
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
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“Not the most intense flavor but very good value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

As any ice cream maker will tell you, the flavoring is the most expensive component to making good ice cream. The profusion of flavors of Boston ice cream requires a lot of flavor essence blending and experimenting. If you look at the 20 to 30 ice cream offerings on Toscanini's menu and the 48 offerings on Christina's menu, you will find many unusual flavors or combinations that are common to both stores. Is there copycat retailing going on or is there an ice cream guild zeitgeist common to both makers? Don't know. At Christina's, the flavors are, for the most part, less intense than at Toscanini's, but the prices at Christina's are about 2/3 lower. One scoop is $2.75 at Christina's ($4.75 at Tosci's), two scoops are $3.60 versus $5.50 and three scoops are mentioned only at Christina's ($4.25) [prices as of fall, 2012]. I found a chocolate mousse ice cream at Christina's that had four star flavor and five star creaminess, but it took some sampling to get there. Their Lime Jalapeno Fresh Mint sorbet is also wonderful for its intense spiciness and flavor. The menu, as mentioned, had 48 ice creams, 5 sorbets and 8 frozen yoghurts on the day visited.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Medford, New Jersey
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138 reviews 138 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“We all Scream!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Incredible flavors including standards as well as combinations with Lavender, Ginger, Boston Brown Bread, Bailey's Irish Creme and many more...more than 30 Flavors ...visited 3 times during my stay...may need a cab if not driving or staying in Cambridge

Visited September 2012
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45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“yummy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Loved the Pumpkin Ice Cream and service.
Prices were reasonable. It seamed like they had 50 flavors to pick from.

Visited October 2012
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Boston, Massachusetts
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110 restaurant reviews
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“delicious and afordable ice cream”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

The ice cream at Chistina's may not be as good as some of Boston's other ice cream shops but the price is great for what you get. It's rare these days to get high quality ice cream for under $3.

I tried several flavors and my favorite was chocolate mousse. They have several tables so you're not forced to walk and eat.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Boston
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“Yummy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

Connected to their spice store, this ice cream is delicious and adventurous. Love the ginger and coconut.

Visited September 2012
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