Tucked in a shopping center on Langston Boulevard, locally owned La Moo Creamery specializes in made-to-order, rolled Thai ice cream with fresh ingredient mix-ins. Try one of La Moo's menu items like Key Lime Pie with pie crust and lime zest or the S-Moores with brownie, graham crackers and marshmallows. Everything can be customized, as the cups are made fresh for you without preservatives and stabilizers. You can also try their fun milkshakes, dairy-free chopped ice, and Japanese-style crepes.
Nicecream in Clarendon's Market Common
Some of the freshest ice cream around, the flagship location of Nicecream literally freezes its ice cream before your eyes. The brainchild of college sweethearts, Gil Welsford and Sandra Tran, Nicecream started as a push-cart at farmers markets and grew into a celebrated local chain with four locations. Each flavor starts with fresh, grass-fed cream and ingredients from nearby farms, and is flash-frozen to order using liquid nitrogen. Try mainstays like salted caramel or dark chocolate, or check out seasonal flavors like Peachy Keen and Sweet Corn. Indulge in the brownie sundae or score a cup of locally roasted Swing’s coffee to go with your creamy confection.
Pupatella might be known for its award-winning pizza (the lines out the door at dinnertime prove it), but few know that Pupatella also makes its own delicious gelato. Husband-and-wife team Enzo Algarme and Anastasiya Laufenberg are the force behind this Neapolitan pizzeria, which also started out humbly as a food cart. Try the pizza and save room for the gelato, because it’s the perfect complement to their homemade pies. Anastasiya whips up the seasonal and traditional flavors with fresh ingredients onsite at their Arlington location. Grab a scoop of the gelato staples like Nutella, hazelnut or biscotti made with ricotta cheese, or opt for seasonal flavors that change out regularly.