J.P. Licks: A User’s Guide
Imaginative Ice Cream Flavors | Hard and Soft Frozen Yogurt | House-Roasted Coffee
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