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Get a taste of local ice cream makers’ latest flavors lickety-split.

As Vice Cream marks its first year during the Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl on June 6-8 at City Hall Plaza, the Boston-based brand also welcomes three new flavors to its portfolio—including Toffee Wife, a peanut butter ice cream packed with buttercrunch bits and peanut butter cookie dough. Find them at local grocers like Star Market, Roche Bros. and Stop & Shop. eatvicecream.com

Toscanini’s is now available at 35,000 feet, having recently partnered with JetBlue to offer signature scoops like B3 (brown butter, brown sugar and brownie) aboard departing Boston flights. On the ground in Central Square, check out new sorbets, like the grapefruit-and-tequila-laced Paloma, and keep an eye out for experiment-in-progress cajeta, made with sweetened caramelized goat’s milk. tosci.com

Parlor Ice Cream Co. is now dishing out new additions like maple blueberry and sweet corn and miso, and the small-batch company makes its way into local shops like George Howell and Barrington Coffee for the first time this month. Plus, on June 17 at an ice-cream social inside Southie’s SPACE, you can test out flavors like raspberry rosé and pineapple passion, based on Polar Seltzer’s summer collection. parlorboston.co

Dorchester ice cream shop Chill on Park recently added chocolate raspberry truffle to its roster of more than 30 flavors and settled on a s’mores frappe for June’s drink of the month special—a frothy treat featuring Graham Central Station ice cream, marshmallow and chocolate syrup. chillonpark.com

Through early summer, Honeycomb Creamery is tapping Kimball Fruit Farm and Red Fire Farm to whip up creations such as ginger rhubarb crumble and strawberry lemonade, which mixes strawberry ice cream with swirls of lemon curd. And get your hands on new matcha cones at the Porter Square storefront, where Honeycomb will celebrate its second anniversary on June 22 with special sweets like churro ice cream tacos. honeycombcreamery.com


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