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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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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.

1. Assaggi Mozzarella Bar

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4838 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda Row
Bethesda, MD 20814

2. Clayboy's Shaved Ice

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Woodmont Ave & Bethesda Ave, Bethesda Row
Bethesda, MD 20814

3. The Dairy Godmother

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2310 Mt Vernon Ave
Alexandria, VA 22301

4. Dickey's Frozen Custard

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1710 I St NW
Washington, DC 20006

5. Dolcezza Gelato

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202-299-9116

6. Et Voila!

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5120 MacArthur Blvd NW
Washington, DC 20016

7. Pitango Gelato

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1451 P St NW
Washington, DC 20005

8. Pops Old Fashioned Ice Cream Co

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109 King St
Alexandria, VA 22314

9. Shilla Bakery

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7039 Little River Turnpike
Annandale, VA 22003

10. York Castle Tropical Ice Cream

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827 Hungerford Dr
Rockville, MD 20850

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1. Assaggi Mozzarella Bar

4838 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda Row, Bethesda, MD 20814
4838 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda Row
Bethesda, MD 20814

2. Clayboy's Shaved Ice

Woodmont Ave & Bethesda Ave, Bethesda Row, Bethesda, MD 20814
Woodmont Ave & Bethesda Ave, Bethesda Row
Bethesda, MD 20814

3. The Dairy Godmother

2310 Mt Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301
2310 Mt Vernon Ave
Alexandria, VA 22301

4. Dickey's Frozen Custard

1710 I St NW, Washington, DC 20006
1710 I St NW
Washington, DC 20006

5. Dolcezza Gelato

6. Et Voila!

5120 MacArthur Blvd NW, Washington, DC 20016
5120 MacArthur Blvd NW
Washington, DC 20016

7. Pitango Gelato

1451 P St NW, Washington, DC 20005
1451 P St NW
Washington, DC 20005

8. Pops Old Fashioned Ice Cream Co

109 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314
109 King St
Alexandria, VA 22314

9. Shilla Bakery

7039 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003
7039 Little River Turnpike
Annandale, VA 22003

10. York Castle Tropical Ice Cream

827 Hungerford Dr, Rockville, MD 20850
827 Hungerford Dr
Rockville, MD 20850

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