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Jun 28, 2007 07:41 AM

Locally made ice-cream & sorbets - recommendations???

I used to live in Boston - where there are tons of ice-cream places that make their own ice, I go to The Dairy Godmother in Del Ray for their wonderful sorbets and custard (last week, had a Thai ice coffee sorbet there that was AWESOME!).

Any other local joints you can recommend? I've been to the one in Old Town and didn't like it much...

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  1. Lazy Sundae just off of Route 7 in Falls Church. Used to be in Clarendon, but now only sends their truck there.

    1. Max's Best, in Glover Park. It is so rich and creamy, and his flavors are really interesting.

      1. Max's in Washington DC on Wisconsin Ave: this was a chowhound recommendation, I think from Steve.

        York Castle in Silver Spring on Georgia Ave: They have a large tropical flavor selection. I think the ownership is Jamaican.

        Woody's in Fairfax: This is a local soft serve stand with seasonal hours and is closed Sundays. Prices are reasonable and dogs eat free.

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        1. re: mattm

          I love, love, love York Castle. Guava, passion fruit, banana, and coconut pie are all amazing!

          1. re: mattm

            Speaking of York seems we have lost the location that they had opened in Beltsville. One day it was there when I drove by, the next time--not. :-(

          2. Thelma's in Great Falls. Sadly, she died a few years back, but I hear it's still in business in the same old gas station/general store from the 30's.

            1. Moorenko's Ice Cream Cafe in McLean is pretty good, though pretty expensive. Some unusual flavors.


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              1. re: MikeR

                there's also a branch in silver spring now.