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A Guide to the DC Area's 10 Must-Try Icy Treats

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Eater's taking off a bit early today to strategize on how to join Rolling Thunder as they ride into town. We'll be back on Tuesday. Happy Memorial Day weekend!
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The Dairy Godmother [Photo: Lois Kim/Facebook]

Memorial Day weekend officially kicks off the start of the hot and humid dog days of Washington summer. And sometimes a cool cocktail is not enough to stop the perspiration. Fortunately, there's a lot more out there — gelato, custard, shaved ice, granitas and, yes, beer floats. Try one of these spots to get an icy treat that will leave you feeling fine.

—Jamie Liu

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Assaggi Mozzarella Bar

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Clayboy's Shaved Ice

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The Dairy Godmother

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Dickey's Frozen Custard

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Dolcezza Gelato

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Et Voila!

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Pitango Gelato

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Pops Old Fashioned Ice Cream Co

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Shilla Bakery

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York Castle Tropical Ice Cream

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Assaggi Mozzarella Bar

Clayboy's Shaved Ice

The Dairy Godmother

Dickey's Frozen Custard

Dolcezza Gelato

Et Voila!

Pitango Gelato

Pops Old Fashioned Ice Cream Co

Shilla Bakery

York Castle Tropical Ice Cream

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