Best Frappe in Boston




With no flavors to mask errors in proportion and consistency, vanilla frappes are the most difficult to get right. Lizzy’s simple blend rises to the challenge: It’s superthick and smooth,…Read More

2012 Best Frappe



We love following this local chainlet’s build-it-your-way burger with the velvety frappe, offered in a handful of classic varieties like black-and-white, creamsicle, and malt…Read More

2011 Best Frappe



The rest of the country can have their thin (ice cream-free) milkshake; we Yankees will happily take the frapp—preferably from Toscanini’s, where the ice cream is supernatural and the milk…Read More

2010 Best Frappe



There’s no tastier version of the New England staple than Toscanini’s traditional vanilla malted frappe—not just in the Hub, but anywhere under the sun. Oh, and when it is under…Read More

2007 Best Frappe



Although the menu uses the heathen term “milk shake,” Herrell’s is a master of the frappe (double-thick, or topped with an extra scoop) in gourmet flavors such as Dutch orange…Read More

2006 Best Frappe



A frappe is no better than the ice cream it is made of. Christina’s ice cream is the best in town. Ergo, their Mexican chocolate frappe is straw-clogging perfection…Read More

2002 Best Frappe

Herrell’s Renaissance Café


The talented staffers at Herrell’s are more than just ice cream scoopers: They’re modern-day alchemists. That’s because, among local ice cream shops, Herrell’s is the benchmark for that wonderfully caloric…Read More

2001 Best Frappe

Herrell’s Renaissance Café


So many flavors, so little Dexatrim. First there are the standards: chocolate, malted vanilla, strawberry. Then come the more esoteric mixes, such as amaretto, carob, and Dutch orange chocolate. They’re…Read More

1999 Best Frappe

Herrell’s Ice Cream


A frappe is supposed to be an indulgence, cold and creamy and loaded with goop that probably clogs the arteries. And that means lots of really good ice cream, like…Read More

1998 Best Frappe

Cabot’s Ice Cream & Restaurant


This family-owned ice cream parlor is a flashback to the ’50s, but what better era to find a real New England ice cream frappe? Here they’ve perfected the art, with…Read More

1975 Best Frappe

Howard Johnson’s


Howard Johnson’s invented it, and, perhaps because they’ve had so much practice, they continue to do it best. The Ho-Jo frappe is thick and creamy and available on every street…Read More

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