If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now, you’ll now that I am quite literally obsessed with Toscanini’s. I have loved their ice cream for years, and visit frequently to check out their new flavors, as they are always changing up the menu with new and unique ice creams.
I started loving the spot even more when I was undergraduate at Harvard and Toscanini’s owner, Gus Rancatore, came to speak at one of my classes. It was an Anthropology class titled “Food, Culture, and Society” and Gus told us about why he chose the location in Central Square for his ice cream shop and how it fit with the community around it. I loved how passionate he was about ice cream and how he thought so deeply about it.
I also loved that he brought us in a big cooler filled with Toscanini’s ice cream for the class!
Anyway, one of my favorite things at Toscanini’s is the soft serve. I think that most people go for the hard ice cream when they visit Toscanini’s, and I totally do not judge them for that — the hard ice cream flavors are delicious as well. Some of my favorites include the classic B3, the cookie dough, and the earl grey.
Still, in my opinion, the soft serve is where it is at. Ever since I first tried the soft serve years ago, I haven’t been getting anything else. And the fact that they only have usually four soft serve flavors makes it even better and more interesting. I’m always stalking their twitter page to see what flavors they are offering for the day.
This weekend, I visited again and tried one of my favorite Toscanini’s soft serve flavor combos of all time — a Mango Sorbet and Green Tea twist.
Other soft serve combinations that I’ve tried have been the green tea and miso twist, the raspberry beet and ginger twist, and the traditional chocolate and vanilla twist.
You can check out Toscanini’s Ice Cream at 899 Main Street in Cambridge and follow them on twitter for menu updates.
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