In need of a sweet escape? With soft serves, sundaes and more, these five ice cream spots are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Dolci Gelati In 2006, this artisan gelato company opened its doors in Washington, DC. 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 local ice cream connoisseurs without a doubt. 1420 8th St. NW, 205.518.1287, dolcigelati.net
Moorenko’s Since its opening in 2002, Moorenko’s has crafted Washington DCs finest, ultra-premium ice cream. These wholly-satisfying desserts are handcrafted using only the highest quality, natural ingredients. Enjoy a distinctive range of ice cream and sorbet flavors like fresh ginger or honey lavender. 720 C St., SE, 202.849.6151, moorenkos.com
Mt. Desert Island Ice Cream With a commitment to real ingredients, Mt. Desert Island Ice Cream serves forward-thinking treats. Opened in 2005, this sweet spot refines the classics while crafting its own frosted, handmade flavors. Indulge in a savory vegan sorbet or excite your taste buds with a scoop of the legendary Salt Wildflower Honey—there is sure to be something here for everyone. 3110 Mount Pleasant St. NW, 240.804.7038, fearlessflavor.com
Pitango Located in the heart of D.C., Pitango is the hottest spot to grab gelato and coffee after a long day of touring museums on the Mall. Pitango has been celebrating the classics done right since 2012, creating gelato and sorbet that embody authentic ingredients’ flavors. With flavors ranging from coconut chocolate 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
Van Leeuwen Officially in three new locations in DC, ice cream fanatics can finally get their hands on iconic flavors such as brown sugar cookie dough chunk, honeycomb and vegan strawberry shortcake. The brand began with humble beginnings in a yellow truck on the bustling streets of New York City and is now blessing people nationwide with its delicious and satisfying ice cream. 418 Morse St. NE, 202.506.5047, vanleeuwenicecream.com