By Emily Pellini | June 8, 2021 | Food & Drink
In need of a sweet escape? With soft serves, sundaes and more, these four ice cream spots are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Since its opening in 2002, Moorenko’s has crafted Washington D.C.’s finest, ultra-premium ice cream. These wholly-satisfying desserts are made by hand daily using only the highest quality, natural ingredients. Dishing out a distinctive range of ice cream and sorbet flavors, like fresh ginger or honey lavender, guests are sure to find new and unexpected twists on this classic frozen treat. 8030-B Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, 301.565.7804, moorenkos.com
Mt. Desert Island Ice Cream
With a commitment to real ingredients, Mt. Desert Island Ice Cream serves up forward-thinking treats. Opened in 2005, this sweet spot refines the classics while crafting their own frosted, handmade flavors. Indulge in a savory sorbet or excite your taste buds with a scoop of the legendary chocolate wasabi —there is sure to be something here for everyone. 3110 Mount Pleasant St. NW, 240.804.7038, mdiic.com
In 2006, this artisan gelato company opened its doors right here in Washington D.C. Dolci Gelati’s creative concoctions are made daily with handpicked fruits, fine chocolate imported from Ecuador and other fresh, rare ingredients. These delectable desserts are mastered with a consistent level of quality that will satisfy D.C.’s ice cream connoisseurs without a doubt. 1420 8th St. NW, 205.518.1287, dolcigelati.net
Located in the heart of D.C., Pitango is the hottest spot to grab some gelato and coffee after a long day of touring museums on the Mall. Creating gelato and sorbet that embody the flavors of authentic ingredients, Pitango has been celebrating the classics done right since 2012. With flavors ranging from coconut choco chip to matcha green tea, these sweet treats are churned on location to ensure peak freshness. 413 7th St. NW, 202.885.9607, pitangogelato.com
Photography by: Courtesy of Brooke Lark; Unsplash