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While many restaurants make some truly wonderful ice creams, where do you go to get a cone to go?

One of my favorites is the local Milwaukee Frozen Custard 'chain'. I really enjoyed the time I worked out in Chantilly and could frequent the place on an almost daily basis. Best flavor was malted milk ball!

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I'd chip in a few hundred bucks to have Del Ray Creamery change its name to Ashburn Creamery and move to Loudoun County.

While Liz would enjoy being closer to wegmans and the ability to actually have chickens, next time you're in and if she's not super busy, ask her about her dream of raising chickens and why she's bitter that Alexandria won't let her, I don't think there's much chance of it, but it would bring my job and my second home very close to each other.... you might be on to something!

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And feel free to pile on me for this, but I like Cold Stone Creamery.  Their Cake Batter flavor is outrageously rich and sweet and I like the smooth strawberry flavor too.

You'll hear none of that from me! I usually get the "Coffee Lovers" combo, in a cone bowl.

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Carl's Frozen Custard in Fredericksburg, VA is the best.  It's been there for over 50 years turning out the best stuff in the world.  It puts that crap that Milwaukee Frozen Custard serves to shame.

Those are pretty strong words. How/why is it so much better?

Looks like I need to take a trip south.

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Sorry mdt, didn't mean to come off so harsh. :lol:

that being said. plain and simple Carl's taste much better and has a smoother texture.

been eating it all of my 40 years.

Carl's was featured in the PBS special on ice cream that came out a few years back.

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Interesting that we've had mentions of Thomas Sweet and other ice cream places in Upper Georgetown/Glover Park...but no mention of I-Cee-Icy (or however you spell it) for my favorite Argentine/gelato-esque ice cream. I definitely drove across town one warm evening a few weeks ago for some dulce de leche swirl, and, boy, was it worth it.

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When I went to Icee-Icy, I found their offerings too sweet (and I like sweet), but I read somewhere - maybe Washingtonian? - that they have a new name and more menu choices, but same ownership. I may have to try again.

hillvalley's suggestion of a tour is a good one in my book!

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I do love Thomas Sweet for the variety and intensity of taste. The added bonus for me is that eating that cone on my way home equals a walk that I can convince myself expends the calories contained therein. Or so I choose to believe. Not that I, you know, care about calories and such.

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Tried the Del Ray Dreamery yesterday and really loved the special which was "Dusty's Almond Toffee). Homemade toffee at that. The custard is wonderful.

Also, picked up Banana Peanut Butter frozen yogurt for our dogs. The loved it.

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Tried the Del Ray Dreamery yesterday and really loved the special which was "Dusty's Almond Toffee). Homemade toffee at that. The custard is wonderful.

Also, picked up Banana Peanut Butter frozen yogurt for our dogs. The loved it.

Can't say enough about the Wisconsin style frozen custard. Living in Del Ray, the Dreamery is alittle too close for my waistline. I was happy to find this place because I haven't had custard this good since I was a kid, there was a store front in Rehoboth that my family always went too, and I didn;t realize how much I missed frozen custard till I walked into the Dreamery.

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Funny you mention Wisconsin. My husband said he used to have the real deal of custard when he lived in Milwaukee. In fact he said the custard places were similar also in that they usually had three flavors; chocolate, vanilla and then the daily special.

And, I'm no ice cream afficionado, and don't search these places out. UNTIL I had that damn custard. I'm hooked. I will just have to be sure we park our car a mile away to offset the calories a tad!

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Funny you mention Wisconsin. My husband said he used to have the real deal of custard when he lived in Milwaukee. In fact he said the custard places were similar also in that they usually had three flavors; chocolate, vanilla and then the daily special.

And, I'm no ice cream afficionado, and don't search these places out. UNTIL I had that damn custard. I'm hooked. I will just have to be sure we park our car a mile away to offset the calories a tad!

On another occasion a poster talked about the "Fat" triangle in Del Ray, The farmer's market, cheesetique, and Tacqueria Poblano, perhaps we have unearthed the "fat" rhomboid with the inclusion of the Dreamery.

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Tried the Del Ray Dreamery yesterday and really loved the special which was "Dusty's Almond Toffee). Homemade toffee at that. The custard is wonderful.

Also, picked up Banana Peanut Butter frozen yogurt for our dogs. The loved it.

thanks, I'm Dusty. I'm glad you liked the toffee. I'll probably be making some more candy for a flavor in June. It was really weird being in there and kept hearing my name called when people were ordering.

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I'm a fan of the Mexican Chocolate at Max's in Glover Park. Great summer afternoon-- Rockland's pulled pork sandwich and a cone from Max's.

My first taste of Icy Icee (or whatever it is) was fantastic but two subsequent trips were bland, bland, bland.

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Just discovered the Milwaukee place mentioned in the first post. It's near the intersection of routes 50 and 28. They had the malted milk ball, which was very tasty. I came upon it by accident, passing by on my way to Willard's for some BBQ. It seems everyone and their brother has these little signs nailed into the grass at the side of the road in those parts, advertising their store.

It looks like they have 4 flavors, chocolate, vanilla, some lo carb vanilla thing, and the flavor du jour.

Later in the day I paid a visit to the Dreamery and had the delicious Dusty's Almond Toffee.

I was a big fan of Cold Stone when I first tried it, but after trying the Wisconsin style custard, CSC just seems like an oversweet gooey mess.

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Dusty, great toffee!! Please....make....soon!! OK, I'll stop begging now. We have the May menu and will be trying out more flavors soon.

Will do! I made 15 pounds of the stuff for Friday and Saturday and there was hardly any left. I'll be making some more through out May so if you're in on a Saturday or Sunday there's a chance it'll be a sandwich option.The website http://www.delraydreamery.com has descriptions of some of the weirder named flavors. The current plan is to try doing pecan brittle for a flavor in June, but that depends on what ideas liz already has and if there is room or not.

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Carl's Frozen Custard in Fredericksburg, VA is the best.  It's been there for over 50 years turning out the best stuff in the world.

I second Carl’s Frozen Custard in Downtown Fredericksburg, VA. There’s nothing like a real “mom ‘n pop” place like this. If you happen to be on a road trip due south, it’s definitely worth a stop. It’s not that far off from 495.

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I'm having dinner with a client at Austin Grill in Silver Spring of all places tonight (loooong story), and we're looking for a nice spot at which to have dessert. Ice cream specifically, if possible.

I know Del Ray has the Dreamery. Does SS have a similarly good - OK, I'll take decent - option? Thanks.

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Interesting that we've had mentions of Thomas Sweet and other ice cream places in Upper Georgetown/Glover Park...but no mention of I-Cee-Icy (or however you spell it) for my favorite Argentine/gelato-esque ice cream. I definitely drove across town one warm evening a few weeks ago for some dulce de leche swirl, and, boy, was it worth it.

I hit Icee last night for the first time. It was exactly what we needed to accompany us on a walk around Georgetown on a hot and humid night. I had the zabagone (or however you spell it) that was full of khalua. It was very rich but delicious. My friend had the coconut dulce de leche which I found too intense but thrilled her coconut lovin taste buds.

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Carl's in Fredericksburg, along with the original Klein's in downtown Harrisonburg have original ElectroFreeze machines from the '50's.  I believe they are the only surviving two in the state of Virginia.  Kohr Bros. in Seaside Heights on the north end of the boardwalk by Casino Pier has one machine left over from the '40's.  The frozen custard that comes out of it has NOTHING in common with any other Kohr. Bros. anywhere.  It is far superior.

To XDCX:  On a business trip this year I had frozen custard on successive nights at Michael's (original location) in Madison, Kopp's (not the original location but one of the two franchises-did you know that Kopp's franchises?) and Ted Drewes in St. Louis.  Michael's was the densest and creamiest and Kopp's (which I've had before and previously thought was the best) the richest at 16% (a real figure).  Have you been to Neilsen's in Vienna?  I understand that both they AND Kopp's had their machines made by the owner of Leon's.  Neilsen's insists their custard is 10% butterfat but even with so little air it still tastes much richer.  It is as dense as Michael's.  Is this because of the machine they use?  Who makes your's?  I've had your custard four or five times and it is different from Neilsen's.  Last, Neilsen's has fantastic concretes-better than Drewes.  But the owner believes that candy should NOT be mixed into his daily special flavors dissimilar to most of the Wisconsin stores as well as yourself and Al at Milwaukee.  I believe Neilsen's would be better if they did this; for flavor not doing this can be a "weakness" for some, not for others.  Have you had their custard?  I believe your's is also 10% but for me there is a very real difference in the texture and density of your respective custards.  Your thoughts, please.  I am not making a value judgment about better or worse rather just my perceived differences in the density and texture of custard and the influence of the machine.  Last, have you had any of the Buffalo (Anderson's) or Rochester (Abbott's)  area frozen custard.  Several of them have original ElectroFreeze machines but we're talking maybe a total of 4 out of 50 locations!

Joe, I am not Liz, I am however a close friend and consume more than my fair share of her product. Today was Mission Fig Sorbet and Buttermilk Sherbet. Truly amazing I will also be making some form of candy to go into a flavor for next month. I'm sure Liz would be more than happy to talk to you and answer your questions, liz@delraydreamery.com

I will however say that I lived in buffalo for a year and had Anderson's and don't think that it's nearly as good as the DRD.

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You are thinking of Kefa Cafe, which has a bit Gelato! sign

963 Bonifant St

Silver Spring, MD 20910

(301) 589-9337

there is also Moorenko's, but I have never been:

Moorenko's Ice Cream

8030 Georgia Ave

Silver Spring,MD 20910

(301) 588-5656

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You are thinking of Kefa Cafe, which has a bit Gelato! sign

963 Bonifant St

Silver Spring, MD 20910

(301) 589-9337

there is also Moorenko's, but I have never been:

Moorenko's Ice Cream

8030 Georgia Ave

Silver Spring,MD 20910

(301) 588-5656

I have been to moorenko and their ice cream is really good, very heavy though.

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I have been to moorenko and their ice cream is really good, very heavy though.

Yep, butterfat city. But delicious, with some unusual flavors. I highly recommend the ginger--if they still have it--as well as the blueberry.

For a lighter ice cream, York Castle (Tropical) near Georgia and 16th is hard to beat.

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