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Robb and Violeta opened Dolcezza, a 300-square-foot gelato shop in Georgetown, in 2004, and have since expanded to five locations and a new factory in Northeast. They use local and seasonal ingredients in their rotating list of flavors plus, they make a great cup of coffee. You can also find them selling their Dolcezza gelatos, sorbets and push-pops at several farmers markets in the area. (WTOPRachel Nania)

Robb and Violeta opened Dolcezza, a 300-square-foot gelato shop in Georgetown, in 2004, and have since expanded to five locations and a new factory in Northeast. They use local and seasonal ingredients in their rotating list of flavors; plus, they make a great cup of coffee. You can also find them selling their Dolcezza gelatos, sorbets and push-pops at several farmers markets in the area. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)
Victoria Lai has come a long way since she started conducting public tastings for her Ice Cream Jubilee creations in 2012. She moved to a commercial kitchen space and started an ice cream delivery business. This summer, she opened a storefront in Yards Park, where she sells refreshing flavors such as baklava, fig and honey, fluffernutter and mango habenero. (Courtesy Ice Cream Jubilee Facebook)

Victoria Lai has come a long way since she started conducting public tastings for her Ice Cream Jubilee creations in 2012. She moved to a commercial kitchen space and started an ice cream delivery business. This summer, she opened a storefront in Yards Park, where she sells refreshing flavors such as baklava, fig and honey, fluffernutter and mango habenero. (Courtesy Ice Cream Jubilee Facebook)
Using local and seasonal ingredients to make uniquely-flavored popsicles Thats the idea behind Pleasant Pops. Since the treats are made with seasonal ingredients, the menu varies, but this summer you can find watermelon mint, Mexican chocolate, sweet cream and corn, and strawberry ginger lemonade. (Courtesy Pleasant Pops Facebook)

Using local and seasonal ingredients to make uniquely-flavored popsicles? That's the idea behind Pleasant Pops. Since the treats are made with seasonal ingredients, the menu varies, but this summer you can find watermelon mint, Mexican chocolate, sweet cream and corn, and strawberry ginger lemonade. (Courtesy Pleasant Pops Facebook)
The Dairy Godmother, a Del Ray favorite, makes some deliciously creamy frozen custard. The local shops online flavor forecaster boasts of varieties such as summer pudding, peach, Tollhouse cookie and coconut drumstick. (Courtesy Dairy Godmother Facebook)

The Dairy Godmother, a Del Ray favorite, makes some deliciously creamy frozen custard. The local shop's online flavor forecaster boasts of varieties such as summer pudding, peach, Tollhouse cookie and coconut drumstick. (Courtesy Dairy Godmother Facebook)
You can find locally-made Dolci Gelati gelato in the freezer aisle of many grocery stores, at the companys cafe in Takoma Park and even during baseball games at Nationals Park. The flavor options span from A to Z. (Courtesy Dolci Gelati Facebook)

You can find locally-made Dolci Gelati gelato in the freezer aisle of many grocery stores, at the company's cafe in Takoma Park and even during baseball games at Nationals Park. The flavor options span from A to Z. (Courtesy Dolci Gelati Facebook)
This spring, Clarendon welcomed made-to-order ice cream shop, Nicecream Factory. Watch how its made in the video to the left.

This spring, Clarendon welcomed made-to-order ice cream shop, Nicecream Factory. Watch how it's made in the video to the left.
Pitango is satisfying the cravings of nearly every Washingtonian with locations in Penn Quarter, Logan Circle, Capitol Hill, Reston Town Center and Fells Point. The local company prides itself on using high-quality, fresh ingredients. Try its unique flavors like rhubarb and chocolate noir. (Courtesy Pitango Facebook)

Pitango is satisfying the cravings of nearly every Washingtonian with locations in Penn Quarter, Logan Circle, Capitol Hill, Reston Town Center and Fells Point. The local company prides itself on using high-quality, fresh ingredients. Try its unique flavors like rhubarb and chocolate noir. (Courtesy Pitango Facebook)
Tucked in the back of Union Market is Trickling Springs Creamery, a Pennsylvania-based dairy producer that makes ice cream, milk, cheese and butter from local dairy farms.

Tucked in the back of Union Market is Trickling Springs Creamery, a Pennsylvania-based dairy producer that makes ice cream, milk, cheese and butter from local dairy farms.
In the mood for a sundae Thomas Sweets Georgetown storefront is a popular destination for ice cream and all of the toppings. (Courtesy Thomas Sweet Facebook)

In the mood for a sundae? Thomas Sweet's Georgetown storefront is a popular destination for ice cream and all of the toppings. (Courtesy Thomas Sweet Facebook)
Larrys Homemade Ice Cream, a Dupont Circle basement shop, scoops up fantastic ice cream, dont get us wrong, but the cupcakes there are another huge draw to the small storefront. (Courtesy Larrys Homemade Ice Cream Facebook)

Larry's Homemade Ice Cream, a Dupont Circle basement shop, scoops up fantastic ice cream, don't get us wrong, but the cupcakes there are another huge draw to the small storefront. (Courtesy Larry's Homemade Ice Cream Facebook)
In addition to mixing some of D.C.s best salads, Sweetgreen churns out some of the most delicious tart frozen yogurt, or Sweetflow, as its called on the menu. (Courtesy Sweetgreen Facebook)

In addition to mixing some of D.C.'s best salads, Sweetgreen churns out some of the most delicious tart frozen yogurt, or Sweetflow, as it's called on the menu. (Courtesy Sweetgreen Facebook)
Boccato is an Arlington gelato lounge that serves up Stumptown coffee, Julias Empanadas and scoops of gelato. You can also catch live music or participate in karaoke at Boccato.

Boccato is an Arlington gelato lounge that serves up Stumptown coffee, Julia's Empanadas and scoops of gelato. You can also catch live music or participate in karaoke at Boccato.
Located in Old Town Alexandria, Pops offers 26 flavors in an old fashioned soda shop set-up. (Getty Images)

Located in Old Town Alexandria, Pops offers 26 flavors in an old fashioned soda shop set-up. (Getty Images)
Twin Kiss, a La Plata, Maryland, staple, is connected to a Texas barbecue restaurant -- it doesnt get any better than that. Expect fresh ice creams, sundaes and shakes. (WTOPColleen Kelleher)

Twin Kiss, a La Plata, Maryland, staple, is connected to a Texas barbecue restaurant -- it doesn't get any better than that. Expect fresh ice creams, sundaes and shakes. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
On a typical summer night, the line outside of Carls, a Fredericksburg ice cream window, will wind down the sidewalk of Princess Anne Street. The soft serve and the shakes are well worth the wait. (Courtesy Carls Facebook)

On a typical summer night, the line outside of Carl's, a Fredericksburg ice cream window, will wind down the sidewalk of Princess Anne Street. The soft serve and the shakes are well worth the wait. (Courtesy Carl's Facebook)
On 29 in Remington, Virginia, drivers will spot a red barn-like structure with cow lettering. This beautiful site for sore eyes and rumbling tummies is Moo Thru an ice cream window that specializes in homemade ice cream using ingredients from local dairy farmers. (WTOPColleen Kelleher)

On 29 in Remington, Virginia, drivers will spot a red barn-like structure with cow lettering. This beautiful site for sore eyes and rumbling tummies is Moo Thru: an ice cream window that specializes in homemade ice cream using ingredients from local dairy farmers. (WTOP/Colleen Kelleher)
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