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Old 07-05-2009, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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So are there any good places to go get homemade ICE CREAM in NoVA? Think Deering, Friendly's (pre-Hershey), Gifford's. Although not homemade, they will point you in the right direction.
For that matter can any fellow Scranton/Wilkes-Barre natives (which I know there are a LOT of in NoVA) point me in the direction of a place that could rival the quality of Manning's or Hillside Farms Dairy?
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Old 07-05-2009, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Maryland about 20 miles NW of DC
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This months issue of Washingtonian magazine has a short list of great ice cream parlors. Most are on the DC-MD side of the river and at least 2 are on Wisconsin Ave/ Georgetown.
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Old 07-05-2009, 02:42 PM
 
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I go to a farmers' market at Wakefield Rec Center near the intersection of Braddock Rd and the Beltway in N. Springfield. At this venue there regularly is a vendor from one of the outlying counties who makes her own ice cream. It's a little pricey but may be what you want. This market is every Wed beginning soon, if not already. Somewhere on the Fairfax County website you should be able to track down all the county-sponsored markets and schedules.
We tried some of this ice cream a week or so ago -really, really good.

And such a nice lady at the stand .
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Old 07-05-2009, 09:04 PM
 
Location: South South Jersey
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Another vote for the Dairy Godmother in Del Ray... I've only had their non-dairy sorbets (Door County Sour Cherry and Lemon Lavender), but everyone I know says the custard is to die for. The only problem with visiting is it makes me miss the northern Midwest and its own peculiar brand of quirky/artsy Mom & Pop places, but such is life, I suppose. (ScranBarre, I think you'd really like the neighborhood, too, if you haven't already been there.)

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Old 07-07-2009, 06:28 AM
 
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As a Terp, I'm embarrassed that I forgot to mention this in my earlier post, but University of Maryland makes great homemade ice cream -- REAL ice cream! -- at their dairy in College Park
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Old 07-24-2010, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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Dairy Godmother's Flavor of the Day today is Candy Cane. And let me tell you, it is TASTY!
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Old 07-25-2010, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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Wegman's French Roast Coffee ice cream is pretty good.
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Old 07-25-2010, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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Ice cream is definitely in order on a day like today! Or better yet, grapefruit sorbet.
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Old 07-25-2010, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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By the way, has anyone tried the ice cream at Burke Park? Is it good, or is it a better idea to visit the park and then go somewhere else for ice cream?
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Old 07-25-2010, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Fairfax County
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By the way, has anyone tried the ice cream at Burke Park? Is it good, or is it a better idea to visit the park and then go somewhere else for ice cream?
The ice cream is ok -- but not a destination in itself. I have yet to find ice cream in northern Virginia that is destination ice cream.
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