The human mouth, which maintains a near-boiling temperature, needs to be constantly cooled by liquid-nitrogen pills or a jaw-mounted mouth fan. Take a more delicious route to cooling your maw with today's Groupon: for $4, you get $8 worth of ice cream and more at The Ice Creamsmith in Dorchester Lower Mills. An institution of frozen treats, The Ice Creamsmith crafts every batch of ice cream in its own little parlor, bringing old-time flair to appreciative taste buds. Not into fancy, highfalutin flavors, this creamery puts all efforts into perfecting its menu of classics with just a tad of updating. Mouths needing to chill out after gleaning a winter’s worth of nuts will find that traditional flavors such as chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla put out the welcome mat for popular newcomers such as maple walnut and mocha. A selection of mixin's can be added, including Oreos ($0.89 per spoonful), M&M's ($0.89 per spoonful), and hot fudge ($0.98 per ladleful), to bring flavorful dazzle to timeless favorites, just like filling a Fabergé egg with cottage cheese. Sample the large sundae, brimming with ice cream, sauce, whipped cream or marshmallow, and a cherry on top ($6.91) or delve into a coffee ice-cream soda ($5.28). Go chocolaty with a brownie sundae ($6.64), or nab a pint of the ever-rotating dairy-free fruit sorbets ($5.90 per pint).
Ice-cream dreamers can read the articles and frozen-delight-related cartoons bedecking the walls as they happily lap up chilly treats. The friendly husband-and-wife team running The Ice Creamsmith stands ready to scoop up any imagined combination of frozen tastiness, but trying to sneak into the vats of ice cream with a disguise made of maraschino cherries is frowned upon.
We All Scream For Ice Cream! positively reviewed The Ice Creamsmith. Thirty-eight Yelpers give the business an average of four stars, four Insider Pagers give it a perfect five-star average, and 83% of Urbanspooners like it.
- The ice cream was soft and creamy (all the ice cream is made here in five gallon batches using Hood’s ice cream mix), and with nuts already hanging in solution, I didn’t need to add another mix-in. – We All Scream For Ice Cream!
- The Ice Creamsmith makes outstanding versions of classic flavors. – Beth P., Yelp, 10/26/10