During my trip last Fall to Boston, my brother took us to Toscanini’s Ice Cream, which makes quite a bold claim on their storefront window. They quote the New York Times as once proclaiming them “The World’s Best Ice Cream.”
Well with such a statement, we had to check it out.
The first thing I noticed were the prices. At $4.25 for a small single scoop, this was one of the most expensive ice cream shops I’ve been to.
Burnt Caramel Ice Cream
This is one of their most popular flavors. The ice cream was lusciously rich and creamy, but also extremely sweet. All of us had a hard time eating more than a few bites without drinking copious amounts of water or coffee to wash down the sugar.
Mr. K ordered an affogato. This was his first experience with affogato and now he orders it whenever he sees it offered. The single shot of espresso was poured onto his vanilla ice cream., creating a bittersweet drink-like dessert.
Again, we loved the texture but found it cloyingly sweet after only a few bites. Not wanting to let it go to waste, we ended up dumping the rest of the espresso from Mr. K’s affogato in order to balance it out.
Overall, we had mixed feelings about this place. It was definitely some of the creamiest ice creams I’ve tasted, but I also found it to be too sweet for my liking and on the expensive side.
Toscanini’s Ice Cream
899 Main St
Cambridge, MA 02139