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Amazing Ice Cream

There is a place on Coneticut around Dupont Circle for really, really great ice cream. My husband and I stop there several times each fall when we visit DC. The name of the place is Jerry's and they mke their own ice cream.

Every flavor that we have trie have been have been ammazing but the two that are our aabsolutes faves are the lychee which is mmande from FRESH lychee, not canned and our number one fave is the halva. OMG, it is sublime. It is made from tahini and honey and has sslivers of almonds for texture. This year we bought a tub and brought it back to Clevelaand with us to share with friends.

The shop closes for winter and will only be open for another two weeks or so.

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  1. where on connecticut? what direction from dupont circle? i would love to try it out but I don't recall seeing an ice cream place around there.

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    1. re: baloo

      The name of the place is Larry's. The address is 1633 Connecticut Ave.

      The fellow who owns it has a reputation as being the "scoop nazi" as he can be a little gruff and tries to move people along in their decisions, especially when the place is busy. We've never had a bad experience with him. In fact, even though we only get to DC once or twice a year, he always remembers us and greets us like old friends.

    2. If you venture out of the city (or don't live there like me), there are a couple other great places as well. The one that I can think of off the top of my head are Carl's in Fredricksburg. There's another Mom & Pop place in Fairfax off 236 near Carlos O'Kelly's but I can't remember its name. Both these places, great ice-cream and just good place to hang out.

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      1. re: ubermasonfan

        The ice cream place in Fairfax off 236 near Carlos O'Kelly's is called Woody's. Woody's has excellent soft serve at good prices but is also seasonal. The Washington Post ran a feature on Woody's awhile back.

        Is the Dupont Circle place called Larry's?

      2. If this is that place in a basement just north of dupont circle, I have to admit, I'm just not into this place. The guy who owns it is a "scoop nazi". I don't have the patience or inclination for that, particularly when I don't think his ice cream is all that. To each their own.

        1. FYI - Larry's Cookies and Ice Cream has about six locations in DC.

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            1. re: MikeR

              In reference to Steve's post, my impression was the Dupont Circle shop was Larry's only location. i could be wrong as II never specifically asked him.

              This Larry is the shop on Connecticut that you walk down a small flight of stairs to get to.

              1. re: luckygirl

                Larrys cookies is different. This is his only one.

              2. re: MikeR

                Not the same as Larry's cookies.

            2. Max's Ice Cream on Wisconsin right by Wisconsin and Calvert in Glover Park. Almost everything in the shop is handmade. Max is in there almost all the time. He has seasonal flavors too (punmpkin right now, it is awesome). And tons of other flavors. It is the best ice cream I have ever had.

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              1. re: dcdc

                I second Max's as hands down the best in the Washington area. The Key Lime pie, pumpkin, and white chocolate blueberry flavors are divine.

                1. re: dcdc

                  We are headed back to town this weekend. I will check out this place. Thanks!