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Dolcezza Gelato Factory Reopened Last Week and There are now Milkshakes

by Prince Of Petworth April 20, 2017 at 10:05 pm 10 Comments

Photo by Farrah Skeiky

From a press release:

“The Dolcezza Gelato Factory and Coffee Lab re-opens its doors for the season Today, April 14th. Since its opening three years ago in March 2014, the retail portion of the DC Gelato maker’s hub closes during the winter, and re-opens upon the start of spring.

Photo by Farrah Skeiky

This time, the Factory opens with a new addition: Milkshakes. The drinks all have a gelato base, and some are inspired by flavors or copettas (gelato sundaes) guests have already enjoyed at our various locations. The opening menu of milkshakes ($8 each) includes:

Lemon Pound Cake
Lemon pound cake pieces, meyer lemon sherbert, whipped cream, candied lemon zest

Coffee & Cookies
Stumptown Hair Bender espresso gelato, stracciatella-covered biscoff cookies, whipped cream

Cinnamon Toast Crunch
Vietnamese cinnamon gelato, Cinnamon Toast Crunch pieces, whipped cream, cinnamon powder

The Factory is the only location to find milkshakes, and there may be new flavors or menu changes in the future.

In addition to milkshakes, the cafe will continue to offer coffee service and gelato. Because guests are enjoying Dolcezza at the source, the gelato at this location is served shortly after it is spun, and the menu features our greatest hits and newest flavors. For our opening weekend, that menu includes:

Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Indonesian Vanilla Bean, Coffee & Cookies, Vietnamese Cinnamon

Meyer Lemon

Clementine, Grapefruit Hibiscus

The Dolcezza Gelato Factory also retails pints and push pops of our gelato and sorbet, Stumptown Coffee, Paisley Fig snacks, and Dolcezza merchandise when available.

HOURS: Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday

11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.”

dolcezza_factory 550 Penn Street, NE
550 Penn Street, NE

  • Anon

    How long before a car ends up crashing into the building?

  • NoManon

    Why is it only open until 7pm?! This place is so frustrating.

    “Ah… what a great dinner at Bidwell, but these desserts aren’t great. Let’s go to Dolcezza! Oh wait, it’s closed.” – me, tomorrow probably

  • anon

    I’m pretty sure they’ve been closed for more than just this winter. Glad they’re open, though.

  • Anonthony

    What sort of experiments are they doing with the coffee? That’s what I wanna know.

  • John Travolta

    An $8 shake? A shake, that’s milk and ice cream? They don’t put bourbon in it or nothing?

    • Truxton Thomas


    • Nathan

      haha nice

    • elbeech

      You know you live in DC when…

  • MadMax

    Coffee and cookies sounds legit. They should bring back that ube shake they did though.

  • bruno

    Do they have “malted” milkshakes????


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