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Nothing beats the heat on a sweltering summer day like a big bowl of your favorite frozen treat. Check out GAYOT's best ice cream shops list to find out where to go in Washington, D.C. for fresh sorbet, creamy gelato, low-fat frozen yogurt or a classic ice cream sundae.

Pitango Gelato Ice Cream
Quick Bite
413 7th St. NW
Washington, DC 20004

Rich, creamy gelatos in many flavors at this Penn Quarter shop. More...

RareSweets Bakery
Quick Bite
963 Palmer Alley NW
Washington, DC 20001

High-end bakery that also offers ice cream; worth a stop regardless of the calories. More...

Thomas Sweet Ice Cream
Quick Bite
3214 P St. NW
Washington, DC 20007

Bring a sweet tooth to this Georgetown shop, which offers baked goods as well as ice creams. More...

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