“I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream”
Like ice cream? Of course, you do! I mean who doesn’t? So when I woke up this morning and discovered that there was a free ice cream event going on in DC called DC Scoop, I immediately jumped up, got dressed, and got out. Boy was it a blast! Not only did I get to sample amazing treats like Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Frozen Yogurt, Honey Lavender Lemonade Ice Cream, and even Gin & Tonic Sorbet (YUM!!!), I got to spend the day with an eclectic mix of DC urbanites. On top of that, the event was held in DC’s beautiful Union Market, “an authentic market of culture and commerce.”
Yes, the lines were super long and each took about 20 minutes to get to the front; but, in my opinion, this element of anticipation added to the joy of getting that FREE sample of delightful yumminess. Some of the vendors, like Dolci Gelato, even gave out half scoop samples…well worth the wait! My favorite from them was the Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip. There are no words to describe how good it was. It is a must try for any ice cream affectionado. When I had sweet tooth overload, I was able to mellow out with one of Ice Cream Jubilee’s fabulous concoctions, Gin and Tonic. Sorbet. I don’t even like to drink Gin and Tonic but this smooth and creamy cocktail was right on point.
Another perk of this event was that the crowd was super diverse, and there was an ice cream variety for every pallet. To me the best thing about DC living is that it has so many people from so many places adding to it’s magical flare. There is never a dull moment…that is if you are not afraid to step out of your comfort zone. Check out Union Market’s website for other fun (and often FREE) events like this. I guarantee you won’t regret it. (*‿*)
If you missed the event, don’t fret. See the vendor list below, for information on all the selections as where you can go to pick up your own batch of DC’s finest selections of scoopable treats.
Participating Vendors included:
Carmen’s Italian Ice
Giffords Ice Cream
Ice Cream Jubilee
Suga Mama Sweets
King of Pops
Little Baby’s Ice Cream
Lulu’s Ice Cream
Timber Pizza Co.