As we enter Memorial Day weekend, it’s time to start getting excited for all of our favorite summer pastimes: leisurely bicycle rides around the city, picnics at our favorite parks, and, of course, sugar cones piled high with scoops of cold, creamy ice cream.
When it comes to the latter, there is no shortage of shops, parlors, and gelaterias scattered throughout DC, all serving up their take on frozen dessert. Mt. Desert Island Ice Cream, for example, specializes in small-batch, gourmet ice cream using only the finest ingredients. Then there’s Dolcezza Gelato, which churns out gelato (Italy’s version of American ice cream) in inventive, seasonally inspired flavors like lemon ricotta cardamom, black sesame, and roasted strawberry. For more insider insight into DC’s best ice cream shops, visit the links below!
Cool Off at D.C.’s 15 Essential Ice Cream Shops [Eater]
The best ice cream shops in Washington, ranked [The Washington Post]
7 of the Absolutely Best Ice Creams You Can Find Around DC This Summer [Washingtonian]