To say that Washington, D.C.'s dessert scene has been subject to the encroaching influences of alternative dessert fads, like froyo or cupcakes, is an understatement. Luckily, that said, ice cream will never be dethroned as the reigning summer treat of choice and DC has no shortage of spots to grab a scoop, sandwich, or sundae.
Ranging from small neighborhood shops to upscale parlors, check out the slideshow to see 7 of our favorite places to get your ice cream fix in the District.
About the author: Brian Oh is a Washington, DC based international development professional, food lover, and photographer. In his free time, you can usually find him chasing down a good burger or slice. Follow him on Twitter @brianoh11