small batches of ice cream made from scratch
This place was on Debra’s ice cream bucket list for when she came out, so we gave Honeycomb a try after ramen (we were full, but there is always room for dessert and especially for coffee). The shop itself was super cute and had a trendy rustic feel. They allow you to sample their different flavours, so sample we did!
Coffee (Natalia): pretty good brew for an ice cream shop! Strong and extra hot.
Natalia (Liege Waffle): I enjoy ice cream, but I’m definitely more of a pastry type of lady. So I decided to try this waffle thing that I had never had before. They warmed it up for me, which brought out the buttery flavour. The waffle was crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. I was quite pleased (even if it was quite sweet).
Debra (Ice Cream): I ordered a small scoop of cold brew coffee ice cream with a sprinkle of sea salt. I don’t know why I ordered the sea salt sprinkle, as I just had a bowl of really salty and fatty ramen! It was an awful idea because I tasted nothing but salt in my mouth. The cold brew ice cream wasn’t happening- the coffee taste was too strong for me, and it wasn’t thick and creamy. I really should have picked another flavor, but I thought the coffee flavor was gonna be a good choice. Nope!
1702 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
organic & local ingredients, this place is all natural
This was our third ice cream shop of the day in the Boston area. When we go out, we get a little crazy. Plus it was vacation time for Debra and being done with school for me! This place was located on a cool up and coming yuppie street. The place itself was very clean, that trendy rustic modern feel appearing once again (I’m sure there’s a term for this type of decor…). I didn’t realize it at the time, but this place is well known for its dairy alternative ice cream--not so much ice ‘cream’ anymore. It’s coconut milk based which is why Debra’s reaction was “ew ew ew” and mine was “fuck yeah, tastes like Viet ice cream!”
Natalia (Fresh Mint Chip): a very light and deceptively creamy ice cream. The mint came across quite strong, which I like, and the chocolate bits made for a nice bitter break from all the sweetness. The ice cream was very smooth, smoother than I’m used to. I prefer something more robust and chunky honestly (as in giant chunks of chocolate).
Debra (Samples): I tried to like this place, I really did. It had high ceilings, modern decor and felt a bit hipster. I tried a couple of flavors and said “NOPE!” It was thin and melted way too quickly, and it just tasted fake to me. After reading the menu closely, I realized that the entire shop was plant-based, which is fine if you’re lactose-intolerant or a vegan, but I love ice cream made with full milk fat--so I didn’t buy any ice cream from this shop. And that was the end of that.
655 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02118