From Our Editors
J.P. Licks: A User’s Guide
- Ice cream and hard yogurt: cookies ‘n’ cake batter, fresh cucumber, Myers’s Rum raisin
- Soft and tart yogurt: blood orange X, cinnamon latte, peanut butter
- Coffee: Organic Honduras “Marcala” roast, mocha, cappuccino, affogato, iced coffee
The Scoop Behind the Ice Cream
- It’s made with simple, seasonal ingredients, so flavors will change as new produce comes in season.
- It has a reputation for strong flavors. The spot’s first newspaper review described them as being “like a sledge-hammer on your palette [sic].”
- Everything is Kosher Certified.
Hard, Soft, and Tart Frozen Yogurt: What’s the Difference?
- Hard, or hard-pack frozen yogurt, is frozen to a lower temperature than its soft-serve counterpart. This makes it similar in texture to ice cream, but with less fat.
- Soft, or soft-serve frozen yogurt, gets its softness from a combination of freezing at higher temperatures and an infusion of air, also known as overrun.
- Tart frozen yogurt is made identically to soft serve and gets its tartness and tanginess from the addition of active yogurt cultures.
- “...Their ice cream is the stuff of yesteryear glory, when simple, never fail local ice cream was just that.” – Dig Boston
- “They manage to crush the competition in the ‘Ice Cream vs. Froyo’ category by being uncommonly good at both—they’re doing mighty fine at the tangy probiotic yogurt game, too.” – The Boston Phoenix
- “If you want a flavor rollercoaster, a taste of Boston and of America, a sojourn back to the days of yore, when everything was just a little simpler, a little more wholesome, then friends, J.P. Licks is your answer.” – the Harvard Crimson