J.P. Licks Goes Upscale with New Specialty Products

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J.P. Licks, the award winning homemade ice cream and coffee café with eight shops in the Boston area, has expanded their product line with more upscale offerings. Loose leaf teas and hot breakfast are now available at every store and French Press coffee can be enjoyed at their locations in Jamaica Plain, Coolidge Corner, One Brigham Circle, West Roxbury and Harvard Square.

As roasters of their own fair trade and organic coffee beans, J.P. Licks will continue to brew their coffee in the traditional manner for customers as well as offer French Press coffee for those who prefer an extremely rich and robust cup of coffee. French Press coffee is made with J.P. Licks’ fresh roasted beans, but prepared using a “press pot” where the ground coffee is steeped in hot water (similar to tea) for several minutes before being pressed to the bottom of the pot. Because of the way French Press coffee is made, J.P. Licks outfitted select stores with special hot water dispensers.

For folks who prefer fresh brewed, loose leaf tea, J.P. Licks has added Numi Loose Leaf Teas, which are Kosher and many are Fair Trade Certified. Numi is known for their organic, hand-blended whole leaf teas, fresh pure herbs and real fruits which ensure the best tasting tea around.

J.P. Licks Redefines Breakfast

Hot breakfast is now on the menu at J.P. Licks. Patrons can choose from a bowl of thick and creamy homemade Hot Oatmeal served with a choice of brown sugar, raisons, walnuts, and honey or a warm flaky Spinach and Cheese Croissant for a great start to the day. Homemade waffles are also offered daily from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jamaica plain store.

“We’re incorporating these particular items, which are more labor intensive and more upscale, to better satisfy the demands of our ‘dine-in’ breakfast customers. This is just the beginning. Customer demand for loose leaf teas is significant, yet there aren’t many places in the area that have the capability for offering it like we do now,” noted Kim Sawchuk, Director of Operations at J.P. Licks.

To located a store, visit jplicks.com.

Limited Edition Flavors for March

J.P. Licks brings out all the Irish flavors for March including: Mint Irish Lace, which is a (green) mint ice cream with chocolate flecks for St. Patty’s Day; Irish Coffee ice cream which is full strength coffee ice cream spike with Jameson’s Irish Whiskey; Irish Orange Sorbet which is Orange sorbet with Chardonnay and Irish Whiskey; Baileys Chocolate Chip Cheesecake which is N.Y. style cheesecake that has Baileys Irish Cream and dark chocolate chips and finally, Leprechaun Brew which is Sam Adams beer ice cream tinted green for the Leprechauns. (Leprechaun Brew is available only through St. Patrick’s Day).

Thin Mint ice cream, made with original thin mint Girl Scout cookies mixed with green mint ice cream is absolutely delicious AND supports the local Girl Scout Troops. Thin Mint ice cream goes great with a cup of J.P. Licks’ Mint Hot Chocolate.

Irish Lace Pie is back by popular demand as well as a Grasshopper Sundae. Other flavors of the month include Butter Pecan, Mocha Almond, Chocolate Chip Lowfat Yogurt, Pink Grapefruit Sorbet and Coffee Lactose Free.

Best of Boston and Beyond

For more than 27 years, J.P. Licks has been serving homemade ice cream, frozen yogurt and other specialties in their eight Kosher-certified shops in and around Boston. They have won, literally, hundreds of awards over the years. Most recently, J.P. Licks has received six “Best of Boston’s” from Boston Magazine; 10 consecutive “Best” awards from the Boston Phoenix Reader’s Poll and three consecutive “Bests” from The Weekly Dig magazine. J.P. Licks was also chosen as Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce’s “Small Business of the Year” in 2007.

Additionally, J.P. Licks roasts their own fair trade and organic coffee beans in the Jamaica Plain store and they cater ice cream parties, too. Visit the website at jplicks.com for even more information.

“Coffee for $1.00” at J.P. Licks

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From February 16th through the 28th, customers can get a small coffee all day, every day, for only $1.00 at any J.P. Licks location. J.P. Licks has been roasting their own fresh coffee in the Jamaica Plain store since 1999, and now offers a wide selection of Fair Trade and organic certified coffees.

Coffee sampling and $4.00 off promotion

In addition to offering a $1.00 coffee, J.P. Licks will also offer free coffee samples every evening from 6-9 p.m. in all locations and will be providing customers during this time a coupon for $4.00 off a one pound bag of their home roasted beans. The samplings will enable customers to try some of the different varieties of coffees that J.P. Licks has to offer, including their wonderful decafs, all of which are Swiss Water Processed, which uses no chemicals in the decaffeination process.

It’s all in the Blend

Since February is “Specialty Coffee Month”, you’ll be able to try a variety of coffees such as J.P. Licks’ Rainforest Alliance coffee known as “Don Telmo Reserva” from Colombia. It’s certified organic, shade grown and bird-friendly, and the Rainforest Alliance seal ensures that everyone in the chain (growers, harvesters, processors, and Mother Earth) gets fair treatment and compensation.

Don Telmo Reserva Colombian coffee is one of the smoothest Colombian flavors. It’s medium bodied and very well balanced with slight notes of chocolate. Those who like bold, full flavored coffee such as Sumatra or Ethiopia, would like J.P. Licks’ Winter Blend. The House Blend is perfect for folks who like smooth coffee with medium acidity. Each of these coffees, as well as a dark roast and a decaf will be available during the $1 coffee promotion.

J.P. Licks offers one of the widest varieties of coffees on a rotating basis. Their Fair Trade Organic coffees include: Ethiopia, Mild Blend, Mexico, Peru, Nicaragua, Sumatra, Decaf Cascadia Blend, Decaf Mexico and Decaf Sumatra. Other favorites offered are: Costa Rica, Espresso Blend, House Blend, Guatamala, Kenya, Kilimanjaro Blend and Decaf Espresso.

The award-winning homemade ice cream café with eight shops in and around Boston has coffee blends to please any palate. To learn more about J.P. Licks’ special coffee brews or other offerings, visit jplicks.com.

Best of Boston and Beyond

For more than 27 years, J.P. Licks has been serving homemade ice cream, frozen yogurt and other specialties in their eight Kosher-certified shops in and around Boston. They have won, literally, hundreds of awards over the years. Most recently, J.P. Licks has received six “Best of Boston’s” from Boston Magazine; 10 consecutive “Best” awards from the Boston Phoenix Reader’s Poll and three consecutive “Bests” from The Weekly Dig magazine. J.P. Licks was also chosen as Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce’s “Small Business of the Year” in 2007.

Additionally, J.P. Licks roasts their own fair trade and organic coffee beans in the Jamaica Plain store AND they cater ice cream parties, too. Visit the website at jplicks.com for even more information.

J.P. Licks’ Offers Treats that Warm the Heart in February

Cupid would approve of J.P. Licks’ line of hot and cold treats that are being offered during February. The award-winning homemade ice cream café with eight shops in and around Boston offers something for everyone to enjoy this month.

Spice Things Up with El Diablo!

Warm up with J.P. Licks’ award winning El Diablo Hot Chocolate! Having recently won the Harvard Square People’s Choice Award, El Diablo Hot Chocolate is made with J.P. Licks’ homemade hot chocolate mix and an added kick of cayenne pepper!

Looking for a dessert with real “spice”? Back by popular demand, J.P. Lick’s offers a “hot” El Diablo sundae made with cinnamon and cayenne peppered chocolate ice cream, hot fudge, whipped cream and sprinkled with hot cinnamon hearts.

New at J.P. Licks – Rain Forest Alliance Coffee!

February is Specialty Coffee Month and J.P. Licks is proud to introduce their first Rain Forest Alliance coffee, “Don Telmo Reserva” from Colombia. It’s certified organic, shade grown and bird-friendly, and the Rain Forest Alliance seal ensures that everyone in the chain (growers, harvesters, processors, and Mother Earth) gets fair treatment and compensation.


The bean brews a lovely cup of coffee, in fact, it’s one of the smoothest Colombian flavors; very well balanced with slight notes of chocolate.

Valentine’s Day Cakes

Don’t forget to pick up your Valentine’s Day cake! Recognizing that there are just as many “vanilla lovers” as there are “chocolate lovers”, J.P. Licks is rolling out two new ice cream cakes this year. For those who are “pure of heart”, J.P. Licks is offering an Elegant Vanilla cake, made with J.P. Licks’ homemade ultra-rich vanilla ice cream and topped with a vanilla ice cream icing and a red heart. Those looking to quell their chocolate craving will love J.P. Licks’ Chocolate Covered Oreo cake made with Oreo ice cream generously covered in decadent chocolate ganache and topped with a red heart.

From now until February 14th, J.P. Licks Cash Cow loyalty cardholders will receive an extra $5 in rewards with a Valentine’s cake purchase. Not a Cash Cow card holder? Simply visit J.P. Licks to get one and register it to start earning rewards.

Double Points During February

J.P. Licks Cash Cow loyalty cardholders will earn rewards twice as fast in February. For every $25 spent, patrons earn $5 when they use their registered Cash Cow card.

J.P. Licks stores can be found at Coolidge Corner, Davis Square, Harvard Square, Mission Hill, Newbury Street, Newton Centre, West Roxbury and Jamaica Plain. Visit www.jplicks.com to check store hours

February’s Featured Flavors

Special ice cream flavors for February include Coconut Crème, Chocolate Orange, El Diablo, Chocolate Peanut Butter Ripple, Cheesecake Brownie, Fresh Banana, Black Raspberry Chip Lowfat Yogurt, Mango Sorbet and Chocolate Pudding Lactose Free.

“In February, when daylight is short and the snow keeps piling up, we all need a little boost. One of the best ways to lift your spirits and to make others happy as well is by pleasing the palate,” noted J.P. Licks founder Vince Petryk.

Best of Boston and Beyond

For more than 27 years, J.P. Licks has been serving homemade ice cream, frozen yogurt and other specialties in their eight Kosher-certified shops in and around Boston. They have won, literally, hundreds of awards over the years. Most recently, J.P. Licks has received six “Best of Boston’s” from Boston Magazine; 10 consecutive “Best” awards from the Boston Phoenix Reader’s Poll and three consecutive “Bests” from The Weekly Dig magazine. J.P. Licks was also chosen as Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce’s “Small Business of the Year” in 2007.

Additionally, J.P. Licks roasts their own fair trade and organic coffee beans in the Jamaica Plain store AND they cater ice cream parties, too. Visit the website at jplicks.com for even more information.

J.P. Licks’ Frozen Yogurt X Gets New Name

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J.P. Licks is announcing a new name for their specialty frozen yogurt previously known as “Frozen Yogurt X”. Congratulations and a big Thank You goes out to Gay Ferguson of Mission Hill who came up with the name… “YoTango”. It’s clever, catchy and descriptive of the flavor and its taste and impact on the palate, like a Yo(gurt) Tango(ing) in your mouth!

Last summer, J.P. Licks introduced their non-fat tart and tangy yogurt as Frozen Yogurt X. They ran a “Name that Yogurt” contest. Gay’s “YoTango” was selected from hundreds of entries as the most fitting name for J.P. Licks’ Kosher frozen yogurt which is non-fat, contains millions of probiotic bacteria, has less sugar, no cholesterol and is easily digested by the lactose intolerant. “YoTango” is also loaded with calcium and contains active cultures which include lactobacillus bulgaricus and lactobacillus acidophilus. It’s mind boggling that something that tastes so good could be so good for you too. Why, it’s downright healthy.

Gay’s winning entry has earned her a cup of “YoTango” every day for a year, which thrilled Gay. She’s been buying a cup every day since she first tasted it and quickly became addicted. Gay estimates this will save her $1437.19 this year. Needless to say, she is ecstatic with her prize and J.P. Licks is ecstatic to have a customer like Gay.

Best of Boston and Beyond

For more than 27 years, J.P. Licks has been serving homemade ice cream, frozen yogurt and other specialties in their eight Kosher-certified shops in and around Boston. They have won, literally, hundreds of awards over the years. Most recently, J.P. Licks has received six “Best of Bostons” from Boston Magazine; 10 consecutive “Best” awards from the Boston Phoenix Reader’s Poll and three consecutive “Bests” from The Weekly Dig magazine. The Weekly Dig also awarded J.P. Licks with a unique “Pukiest Ice Cream Flavor Ever Created” award for their Tabasco ice cream flavor. J.P. Licks was also chosen as Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce’s “Small Business of the Year” in 2007.

Additionally, J.P. Licks roasts their own fair trade and organic coffee beans in the Jamaica Plain store AND they cater ice cream parties, too. Visit the website at jplicks.com for even more information.

J.P. Licks Offers Coffee for a Buck at Harvard Square Store During January

J.P. Licks, the homemade ice cream café with eight shops in and around Boston, will offer patrons a small cup of fresh brewed coffee for $1 at their Harvard Square store through January 31st.

All of J.P. Licks’ coffee is made from fair-trade and organic beans that they roast at their flagship store in Jamaica Plain.

The Harvard Square store, which opened in June, did a brisk trade this summer and is hoping to continue in the same fashion through the colder months with “warmer” offerings such as coffee. The $1 coffee promotion is meant to create more awareness of the new store itself and all that J.P. Licks has to offer – from special blend coffees to a full Espresso Bar, hot chocolate and fresh baked treats including muffins, breads, scones and cookies.

J.P. Licks is located at 1312 Mass Ave., Cambridge. The store is open daily from 6 a.m. to midnight. For more information, visit jplicks.com.

Best of Boston and Beyond

For more than 25 years, J.P. Licks has been serving homemade ice cream and other specialties in their eight Kosher-certified shops in and around Boston. Locally owned and operated, J.P. Licks has won many awards over the years for their intensely-flavored homemade ice cream and frozen yogurt. Most recently, J.P. Licks was named “Best of Boston” and “Best Location – Jamaica Plain” by Boston Magazine and also made WBZ’s “A-List” for the second year in a row. Known for their high quality, scrumptious treats and their knack for “treating people right”, J.P. Licks was named Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce’s “Small Business of the Year”.

In addition to their frozen creations, J.P. Licks roasts their own fair trade and organic coffee beans on-site at their Jamaica Plain store, which ensures the best and the freshest, full-bodied cup of coffee around. Decadent hand-packed ice cream cakes as well as breakfast & ice cream sundae catering are also available.

Visit the website at jplicks.com for more information.