on a mission to change the way we eat dessert

  • Handcrafted ice cream is our passion. We start our process by combining fresh local grass-fed cream and local ingredients from nearby farms. Using our freezing agent, liquid nitrogen, we freeze the ice cream on the spot in front of our guests, creating the freshest handcrafted cup of ice cream you can get.


    From ice cream to cappuccinos; we proudly brew Swing's Coffee. Join us for a cup of coffee and hand crafted hot chocolate. Visit our stores in Shaw, Adams Morgan, Old Town, and Clarendon open 7 days a week, all year round!

    Nicecream was started in a small home kitchen, as two food lovers' weekend project. College sweethearts, Gil Welsford and Sandra Tran, love trying adventurous recipes. One Saturday morning, they decided to take Sandra's ice cream recipes to the next level by freezing her creations with liquid nitrogen. Captivated by the process and the quality of ice cream coming out of their experiment, they forged on. After a few months of molecular gastronomy experimentation, the idea of Nicecream was born.


    Starting in farmers markets, the two push cart-ed their way into the hearts of ice cream lovers all over DC. In 2014, using their own personal savings, they opened their first store in the Clarendon neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia. Nicecream earned recognition from CNN, US News and World Reports, Food and Wine, as well as many local publications. Since then, Nicecream has grown to four ice cream shops. Remaining a locally owned and female operated company, Nicecream has stayed true to its values of fresh, ethically raised milk and produce while they continue to spread their passion for freshly crafted ice cream throughout DC.

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    flavors made fresh using real ingredients

    Starting with sweet cream, we add in candy cane pieces and white chocolate for our take on Candy Cane Crunch


    This Week's Flavor Calendar

    We plan out our flavors week by week, but sometimes we sell out and have to swap in an equally delicious flavor for one you see listed on the calendar

  • Locations and Hours

    Old Town Alexandria

    726 King St. Alexandria, VA 22314


    Mon - Thurs 12 PM -10:30 PM

    Fri 12 PM - 11 PM

    Sat 11 AM - 11 PM

    Sun 11 AM - 10:30 PM


    2831 Clarendon Blvd. Arlington, VA 22201


    Mon - Thurs 12 PM -10:30 PM

    Fri 12 PM - 11 PM

    Sat 12 PM - 11 PM

    Sun 12 PM - 10:30 PM



    1924 8th St. NW DC


    Mon - Fri 1 PM - 11 PM

    Sat - Sun 12 PM - 11 PM

    Adams Morgan

    1787 Columbia Rd. NW, DC 20009


    Mon - Fri 3 PM - 11 PM

    Sat - Sun 12 PM - 11 PM

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