Dairy Godmother

★★★★★
Formerly the Del Ray Dreamery, this place offers quality custard with a neighborhood feel.
  • 2310 Mount Vernon Ave

    Alexandria, VA 22301

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  • 703-683-7767

About Dairy Godmother

Hours
Wed, Thu, Sun noon-9 pm; Fri-Sat noon-10 pm; Closed Mon-Tue
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This lovely little place in Del Ray makes the most delicious frozen custard I've ever tasted--smooth, rich, and flavorful. Current flavors include Mint Oreo, Caramel Heath Bar, and the Dementor's Kiss, a dark blue creation inspired by the world's most famous boy wizard. It is utterly irresistible on a warm summer night, or even a nippy fall evening. The owners also make incredible sorbets, using endlessly creative ingredients to whip up such concoctions as cucumber mint, pineapple cilantro, and sangria. For pets, they offer puppy pops and squirrel cookies (I can't help loving a place that thinks about pooches). The atmosphere is very unassuming and laid back (something I always crave in DC), and you can linger inside the shop or take a stroll through the neighborhood with your nostalgic treat. Highly recommended.

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★★★★★

This lovely little place in Del Ray makes the most delicious frozen custard I've ever tasted--smooth, rich, and flavorful. Current flavors include Mint Oreo, Caramel Heath Bar, and the Dementor's Kiss, a dark blue creation inspired by the world's most famous boy wizard. It is utterly irresistible on a warm summer night, or even a nippy fall evening. The owners also make incredible sorbets, using endlessly creative ingredients to whip up such concoctions as cucumber mint, pineapple cilantro, and sangria. For pets, they offer puppy pops and squirrel cookies (I can't help loving a place that thinks about pooches). The atmosphere is very unassuming and laid back (something I always crave in DC), and you can linger inside the shop or take a stroll through the neighborhood with your nostalgic treat. Highly recommended.

Pros: everything

Cons: order correctly or you will be teased

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This place seems to be a landmark for this community as it is always full and seems to have a devout following- and I suppose I am one of them now. When I go here I almost always get the flavor of the day - and it is always good - but some of the flavors are just amazing! I also like the cookies. :-)

5
★★★★★

This place seems to be a landmark for this community as it is always full and seems to have a devout following- and I suppose I am one of them now. When I go here I almost always get the flavor of the day - and it is always good - but some of the flavors are just amazing! I also like the cookies. :-)

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Because this is in upscale Del Rey, it is more expensive than it ought to be. The ice cream and treats are good, that is true, but you'd save a lot of money getting everything from the store and taking it home. They do also have a lot of baked items like cookies and single-serve desserts. On a nice night, this place is very busy and many people are walking their dog with a cone in their hand. Flavor selection is pretty good.

4
★★★★☆

Because this is in upscale Del Rey, it is more expensive than it ought to be. The ice cream and treats are good, that is true, but you'd save a lot of money getting everything from the store and taking it home. They do also have a lot of baked items like cookies and single-serve desserts. On a nice night, this place is very busy and many people are walking their dog with a cone in their hand. Flavor selection is pretty good.

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Nestled in the close-knit community of Del Ray, this little shop offers a delicacy almost unknown anywhere else in the region: Wisconsin-style frozen custard. Richer and creamier than your avergae soft-serve ice cream, this is a treat not to be missed. Owned by a native Wisconsinan, the shop tries to foster a sense of community by offering daily flavors and featuring Wisconsin-themed activities such as bretwurst night.

5
★★★★★

Nestled in the close-knit community of Del Ray, this little shop offers a delicacy almost unknown anywhere else in the region: Wisconsin-style frozen custard. Richer and creamier than your avergae soft-serve ice cream, this is a treat not to be missed. Owned by a native Wisconsinan, the shop tries to foster a sense of community by offering daily flavors and featuring Wisconsin-themed activities such as bretwurst night.

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