This July, celebrate National Ice Cream Month with some of DC's signature sweet treats.
Classics- This summer, Founding Farmers Reston is offering baked waffle cones topped with homemade ice cream flavors. Enjoy classics like chocolate, vanilla, & strawberry- as well as new & popular flavors such as Salted Caramel & Whiskey Cornflake- made with Founding Farmers’ American Whiskey. The ice cream cones are available year round and can also be enjoyed as a flight of 4 cones. 1904 Reston Metro Plaza Drive; 703.988.7333; (www.wearefoundingfarmers.com).
Sweet and Salty- Fabrice Bendano, Exec Pastry Chef at Le Diplomate, has created a profiterole ice cream sandwich ($5) that he is selling this summer at Le Diplomate’s street-side tricycle ice cream cart. This mildly salty, crunchy profiterole, is stuffed with homemade ice cream and fresh banana slices then doused in chocolate. The pastries are filled with creamy ice cream, making it perfect for any hot summer day. 1604 14th St NW; 202.332.3333; (www.lediplomatedc.com).
Cereal Milk Delights- Every month is National Ice Cream Month at Milk Bar. Celebrate this July with the Cereal Milk ($5.50) and Chocolate- Covered Pretzel soft serve ($6). The new flagship location, Logan Circle, will be serving their iconic treats all month long. 1525 15th St NW; 202.506.1357; (www.milkbarstore.com)
Boardwalk Treats- Italian seaside snack stand Morini Piccolo, has been crafting a rotating variety of gelato ice cream sandwiches and serving them at the boardwalk snack stand. Guests can choose from peanut butter cookies with a roasted peanut gelato and crushed peanuts, and a three-chocolate chip cookie with Nutella gelato. Each gelato sandwich is $2 or a trio for $6. 301 Water St SE; 202.484.0660;(www.osteriamorini.com/washington-dc/).
Modern Banana Split- This August, Kingbird restaurant will be releasing their beloved Deconstructed Banana Split ($48). This aesthetically pleasing desert includes Vanilla Gelato, Chocolate Sauce, Liege Waffle, Seared Bananas, Crème Chantilly, Chocolate Dipped Banana, Caramel Sauce and Candied Hazelnuts and serves 4-6 people. Guests can enjoy this monstrous treat all summer long. 2650 Virginia Ave NW; 866.709.6910; (www.thewatergatehotel.com).