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J.P. Licks

Retail
661 VFW Parkway, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 661 VFW Parkway, Chestnut Hill Directions
Today 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM Open All Hours

About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Ice Cream, Bakery, Fast Food, Frozen Yogurt, Coffee
  • Price
    <$15
  • Hours
    Sun
    9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Mon-Thu
    7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Fri
    7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Sat
    9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Cuisine
    Ice Cream, Bakery, Fast Food, Frozen Yogurt, Coffee
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Delivery
    No
  • Reservations
    No
  • Gluten Free Options
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
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From Our Editors

J.P. Licks: A User’s Guide

Imaginative Ice Cream Flavors | Hard and Soft Frozen Yogurt | House-Roasted Coffee

Sample Menu

  • 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.

Press Box

  • “...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

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Sun
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Mon-Thu
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Fri
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sat
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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