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JP Lick's on Newbury St, Boston


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JP Lick's on Newbury St, Boston

Limster | Jul 24, 2002 11:51 PM

Strolled by JP Licks this evening and decided to pop in to check it out.

Tasted candied ginger (very gingery, with occasional chunks of candied ginger -- wished there were more) and cucumber (I *had* to check this one out -- cool, almost minty and unmistakably cucumber -- they had to have made this with real cucumbers; I doubt that the artificial cucumber base for ice cream exists).

On the whole, I found the flavors fine (although not as well wrought and pure as Christina's). However, the texture really didn't work for me. The ice cream was very fluffy, almost like whipped cream and melted very quickly. I prefer a thick rich texture that I can wrap my tongue around (like Toscaninni's). Instead, JP Lick's felt lite and seemed full of cold air (probably excessively whipped in during the churning process).

On my way I noticed another dessert/ice cream a couple of blocks or so from JP Licks. Can't remember the name...Emma's and this any good? Next, I'm thinking about trying Denise's mentioned by a couple of folks a while ago.

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