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Now more than ever, Boston loves ice cream — so much so that it's still a popular treat in the middle of winter. The city has been a hotbed of ice cream innovation since the ’70s, when Steve Herrell began mixing Oreo shards into freshly churned batches in his (now-defunct) Somerville shop, Steve’s Ice Cream. Today, the best ice cream shops in Boston churn out classic flavors as well as innovative ones with unique ingredients like bay leaf, pumpkin, or whiskey. Take a night off from your diet by pairing one of the best burgers in Boston or best pizzas in Boston with a sweet treat from these exceptional ice cream shops.
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