First established in Princeton, NJ in 1979, DC is the only location outside New Jersey's 5 storefronts where one can indulge in some of the best ice cream I've ever encountered on the east coast. It's creamy, smooth, delicious, and doesn't ever seem to get that over-time freezer burn, quite possibly because of the wax paper trick they add to each hand-packed carton. And by hand-packed, I mean over the brim, lid-popping-off hand-packed. Making sure you get your bang for your buck!
Thomas Sweet is one of our favorite stop-bys in the not-so-cool summer nights in DC. Extra bonus, they are open until just after 10pm, and up until midnight on weekends. The sweet shop offers other products like soft serve frozen yogurt, fresh fudge, and house-made chocolates, but I like to stick to the old-fashioned churned on-site ice cream. You can't go wrong.
Favorite Flavor? All of them! But if I have to choose, I usually go for Mint Chocolate Chip, Cherry Vanilla, Pralines and Cream, and of course, Peanut Butter Cup... yum! Oh wait, don't forget the Rum Raisin; aah, they're just too many and all too good.