The 15 Best Ice Cream Shops Near Arlington

Updated: October 10, 2022

Wishing you for the summer holidays and sundaes? These Arlington ice cream spots will make you feel like you're on vacation! We analyzed all the top review sites and user and expert opinions to compile this ultimate list of ice cream places! Visit these Arlington venues for the creamiest chocolate ice cream and best cones and toppings in town!

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Mimi's Handmade Ice Cream

Desserts, $$, ArlingtonDesserts, $$Arlington, Aurora Highlands
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 5.0


Desserts, $$, ArlingtonDesserts, $$Arlington, Clarendon-Courthouse
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

La Moo Creamery

Desserts, $, ArlingtonDesserts, $Arlington, Yorktown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Toby's Homemade Ice Cream

Desserts, $, ArlingtonDesserts, $Arlington, Westover Village
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0

Ice Cream Jubilee

Desserts, $$, ArlingtonDesserts, $$Arlington, Ashton Heights
Google: 3.9
Yelp: 4.0

Carvel Ice Cream

Desserts, $, ArlingtonDesserts, $Arlington, Ashton Heights
Google: 3.8
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Thomas Sweet

Desserts, $$, WashingtonDesserts, $$Washington, Georgetown
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Chill out with frozen treats on National Ice Cream Day

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Female Foodie

    The Best Ice Cream in Washington DC: 8 Local Favorites

    Female Foodie

Dolci Gelati

Desserts, $$, WashingtonDesserts, $$Washington, Shaw
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • TimeOut, 2015

    The best ice cream shops in Washington, DC

    TimeOut, 2015
  • City Seeker

    Best Desserts in Washington DC

    City Seeker

Mount Desert Island Ice Cream

Desserts, $$, WashingtonDesserts, $$Washington, Mount Pleasant
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2020

    Explore the 4 top spots in Washington's Mount Pleasant neighborhood

    Hoodline, 2020

Niko's Spiked Gelato

Desserts, WashingtonDessertsWashington, Ivy City
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 5.0

Everyday Sundae

Desserts, WashingtonDessertsWashington, Brightwood Park
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 5.0

Here's The Scoop

Desserts, $, WashingtonDesserts, $Washington, Columbia Heights
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0


Desserts, $$, AlexandriaDesserts, $$Alexandria, Potomac West
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Casa Rosada Artisan Gelato

Desserts, $, AlexandriaDesserts, $Alexandria, Old Town
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Custard Shack

Desserts, $, AlexandriaDesserts, $Alexandria
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

How did we curate this list?

Finding the best Ice cream spots in Arlington can take way too long. These results are brought to you by boam, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 16302 Arlington restaurants, 823905 reviews, and 518 top lists and articles from the likes of Hoodline, City Seeker and TimeOut. We cross-referenced with top lists, like Hoodline - Explore the 4 top spots in Washington's Mount Pleasant neighborhood, City Seeker - Best Desserts in Washington DC and TimeOut - The best ice cream shops in Washington, DC. If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. These ten options are sure to delight.

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