Boston March 20, 2018
The 7 Very Best Frappes You Can Possibly Find In Boston
You say “milkshake,” we say “frappe.” Our sweet treat terminology may be different, but our desire to track down decadent drinks is unwavering. Bostonians appreciate a good ice cream-based drink as much as the next person. Here are the seven top places to indulge in fantastic frappes in and around Boston:
1. Boston Burger Company (multiple locations)
If it’s indulgence you want, head directly to the Boston Burger Company. The frozen concoctions here defy belief and gravity. The strawberry shortcake is always a favorite, while the specials are supremely extreme! There are three locations: 37 Davis Square in Somerville; 1105 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge; and 1100 Boylston Street in Boston.
2. Uburger (multiple locations)
Frappes aren’t particularly experimental at Uburger – flavors tend towards traditional or Oreo-based – but they are done well and never disappoint. Fans of malt will appreciate the option to add it to any frappe. Uburger has locations at Northeastern University, on the BU campus, and at 636 Beacon Street in Boston.
3. Veggie Galaxy (Cambridge)
This restaurant, which specializes in vegetarian diner fare, unites ice cream and booze in a winning combination. Any Port In A Storm features ruby port, chocolate, and FoMu ice cream, and you can add port or sherry to any of the standard frappe flavors as well. Head to 450 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge to slurp down one of these scrumptious creations.
4. South Street Diner (Downtown)
No matter what time of day or night a frappe craving strikes, you’ll be able to load up on your ice cream beverage of choice at this diner that never closes. In addition to yummy frappes, you can also try a retro malted egg cream here. South Street Diner is located at 178 Kneeland Street in Boston.
5. Amorino Gelato (Back Bay)
Most customers choose to have their gelato served in whimsical layers that emulate flower petals; however, if you prefer to drink your ice cream, frappes are also an option at this all-natural gelateria. We highly recommend the espresso frappe. You’ll find Amorino Gelato at 249 Newbury Street in Boston.
6. Burger Dive (Somerville)
A chocolate frappe made using chocolate ganache? Yes, please! Reminisce about childhood memories around the campfire with a toasted marshmallow shake or stick to the adult side of the menu with a spiked frappe. There aren’t many places where you can request a "drunken monkey" with a straight face! Burger Dive is located at 702 Grand Union Boulevard in Somerville.
7. Crescent Ridge (Boston, Sharon)
For ice cream straight from the dairy farm, try Crescent Ridge. Their ice cream has been recognized by
National Geographic for its excellence and it’s just as delicious in frappes as it is on a cone. One stand is conveniently housed inside Boston Public Market at 100 Hanover Street in Boston. You can also drive out to the ice cream stand at 355 Bay Road in Sharon.
Like a food challenge? Then cruise along this
ice cream trail through Boston, where you can sample frozen treats to your heart’s – and stomach’s – delight!
Where do you go for the best frappe in Boston? Share your suggestions (and favorite flavors) in the comments below!