Ice cream in D.C. during the hot summer days is an American tradition. It gives you a chance to cool off and taste what sweet deliciousness Washington has to offer.

From unique dessert stores to swanky ice cream parlors, check out the best ice cream shops in DC perfect for anyone looking to try any one of the million combinations of the sweet creamery. For more of the best restaurants in D.C. 202Area is your go-to guide for all things to do in Washington DC.

Presidential Scoops
Restaurant $$
1450 G Street NW, Washington DC, 20005
Teaming up with world famous Bassets Ice Cream, America's oldest Ice Cream company! Our mission is to Make America Sweet Again! Like and follow this page...
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
Restaurant $
1925 14th St. NW Suite B, Washington DC, 20009
Ice creams built from the ground up with superlative ingredients. We are beyond excited to say we’re opening our first scoop shop in the nation’s capital...
Ice Cream Jubilee
Restaurant $
1407 T St NW, Washington DC, 20009
Be happier with Ice Cream Jubilee! Handmade in Washington DC. Named "Best Ice Cream in DC" and "America's Top Ten Ice Cream Shops"! @icecreamjubilee
Here's The Scoop of DC
Restaurant $
2824 Georgia Avenue NW, LL, Washington DC, 20001
Hand Dipped Ice Cream , Cakes, Cupcakes, Cookies and More! Dairy Free and No Sugar Added options also!
Pitango Gelato
Restaurant $
413 7th St NW, Washington DC, 20004
Pitango serves artisanal gelato made with organic, grassfed milk and vegan sorbets made with organic fruit. No artificial flavors- just wholesome goodness....
Bôn Matcha
Restaurant $
1928 I St NW, Washington DC, 20006
We love our neighbors. That's why we're committed to using high quality, authentic, and real ingredients. Serving handcrafted drinks, house made soft serve,...
Restaurant $
1924 8th St. NW, Washington DC, 20001
Nicecream Factory hand crafts fresh ice cream on the spot, using liquid nitrogen. Using fresh local ingredients, Nicecream crafts ice cream fresh on the...
Larry's Homemade Ice Cream & Cupcakes
Restaurant $$
1633 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, 20009
We've been in DC for a long time, not so long on the web. Although known for our homemade ice cream, we also make our own cupcakes. We use imported, high-quality,...
Dolci Gelati
Restaurant $
1420 8th St NW, Washington DC, 20001
Traditional Artisan Italian gelato and sorbetto based in Washington DC. Made fresh daily all natural and available at local specialty markets. Artisan...
Pleasant Pops
1781 Florida Ave NW, Ste G, Washington DC, 20009
When you come to Pleasant Pops, you're supporting local farmers, the D.C. community, and getting an original dessert. Find Pleasant Pops at D.C. farmers’...
Dolcezza Gelato
Restaurant $
1560 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC, 20002
old world gelato + coffee house Dolcezza Gelato is a family-owned gelato and coffee shops with seven locations in Washington DC.