Cool Off with the Best Frozen Treats Around Arlington

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On average, Americans eat over twenty pounds of ice cream a year. As a resident of our Clarendon apartments, you don’t have to hope that the McDonald’s soft serve machine is working to get your sweet, frozen fix. There are a few local shops where you can enjoy premium ice cream and frozen treats right here in Arlington. 


Remember when froyo shops were everywhere? Many have closed, but Iceberry has managed to stick around. You can actually walk from 2001 Clarendon to this frozen yogurt shop in Colonial Village Shopping Center. The frozen treat is non-fat and low in sugar, but it’s still creamy and sweet. You’ll find flavors like original, honeydew, and green tea, along with tons of fresh toppings. Iceberry is open from 11:30 a.m. until 10 p.m. daily. 


Walk less than a mile in the opposite direction, and you’ll find Nicecream. What started as a pushcart business in DC markets has grown to four brick-and-mortar stores in the area. The experience is pretty cool; choose a flavor made from fresh ingredients and then watch as they freeze it using liquid nitrogen. Fans rave about the sweet corn ice cream! You can also add toppings, or get it sandwiched between freshly baked cookies. Nicecream opens daily at noon and closes at 10:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 p.m. Friday through Sunday. You can order online for contactless pick-up or order in the store.

Ice Cream Jubilee

You’ll have to park and walk inside the Ballston Quarter Mall to enjoy Ice Cream Jubilee, but it’s well worth the effort. The unique flavors are inspired by the owner’s Asian heritage and world travels; try the coconut lime lychee or Thai iced tea. The marionberry and honey lemon lavender flavors also sound so refreshing. They even offer vegan flavors for health-nuts and those with dietary restrictions. 

Ice Cream Jubilee also delivers. Check for hours, other shop locations in DC, and stores that carry pints on their website. Alternatively, place your order online and pick it up in the store.

There are plenty of warm days ahead, and there isn’t much better than cooling off with a sweet, frozen treat. You could stop by one of these Arlington ice cream shops after enjoying an afternoon of kayaking. To schedule a tour of our amenities and floor plans, contact us. Our leasing agents are happy to show you all that our apartments near Courthouse Metro have to offer.

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