Top Ice Cream Locations in Capitol Riverfront

Capitol Riverfront has amazing ice cream options!

Another Capitol Riverfront warm season is here, and we couldn’t be more excited to experience what outside has to offer us! After more than a year of being cooped up in our apartment homes, the possibilities that this Summer brings are unimaginable! With warm weather also comes delicious reasons to keep cool. In Capitol Riverfront, you have access to several ice cream locations that will add even more joy to an already joyous season! 

As you’re planning your summer activities, be sure to stop at one of these Capitol Riverfront neighborhood ice cream spots for a refreshing treat. 

Ice Cream Jubilee: 

At Ice Cream Jubilee, they believe eating ice cream is how you show love and happiness. This belief has led them to become one of Capitol Riverfront’s top ice cream locations.

Named Washingtonian Magazine Best Ice Cream In DC: Editor’s Pick (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019) and Thrillist  Best Ice Cream Shops in America (2016, 2017, 2018), Ice Cream Jubilee is a can’t miss stop right in your backyard!

When you stop by Ice Cream Jubilee, you are immediately welcomed with a hometown feel. Decide between one of their savory scoop flavors or one of their jammed-packed sundaes. 

We are super excited about their list of Summer flavors including, Cuppa Joe, Snickers Snickerdoodle, Strawberry White Chocolate, Whiskey Toasted Marshmallow, Peanut Butter Chocolate (vegan)  

Ice Cream Jubilee also holds classes like how to make ice cream and cook bouquets.  Follow their blog to take your ice cream love to the next level:

See a complete list of their unique ice cream flavors here.


Altani Gelato:

Located in the heart of Capitol Riverfront, Altani Gelato will bring a unique taste to your mouth with every bite that you take. Their in-house ice cream creation approach allows for the fantastic artisanal flavor to come to life! 

With gelato, your taste buds will encounter a creamier, smoother, and silkier, as well as denser and more elastic and fluid, than your average American ice cream.

As a bonus to your gelato experience at Altani, once you’re done with your ice cream treat, you can also enjoy a lovely day at Splash Park. Take in some incredible Summer views and amazing vibes all Summer-season long!

Cold Stone Creamery:

Cold Stone Creamery is one of the most popular ice cream chains in the country. For Capitol Riverfront residents, this famous ice cream chain is right at their fingertips! Located steps away from Nationals ballpark, ice cream and baseball will go hand in hand all Summer season long. 

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams:

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, a favorite of President Biden, is a perfect location if you’re looking to explore a new neighborhood! Jen’s scoop shop is located at Yards Park and is ready to serve patrons all warm-season long. Their belief in buying top-quality ingredients directly from producers results in a slightly higher cost and an exponentially better flavor. 

Need another reason to grab a scoop? Jeni’s was one of the first ice cream companies to source only compostable bowls, spoons, and napkins in our shops. Currently, 95% of what is bought in their shops is reusable, recyclable, or compostable. We are actively marching toward zero waste in our shops through a critical approach to what comes in (sourcing) and what goes out (waste). 

Once there, enjoy some of their hand-selected ice cream flavors that will make you want to keep coming back again and again. Yards Park is also home to many summer events for you to enjoy while eating some delicious ice cream flavors. 

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