It’s the perfect time of year to cool down with icy treats from Mt. Desert Island Ice Cream! Located just moments from your apartment in DC, this ice cream shop originated in Bar Harbor, Maine, in 2005 but lucky for us, they have a shop on Mount Pleasant Street. Their ice cream has been voted Top 25 Ice Cream Parlors in the nation by Food & Wine magazine among other noteworthy acknowledgments from Men’s Journal, New England magazine, and more.
What makes Mt. Desert so special is their intense passion for the craft. They utilize only the freshest ingredients, no preservatives or artificial flavorings, everything is made from scratch. They also never make more than five gallons of product at a time, ensuring you’re getting a fresh scoop with every order.
While they do have limited hours for walk-in service now, it’s easiest to order online for curbside takeout. Not only is it safer for the time being, but it also gives you more time to decide between all the incredible flavors they have to offer!