Monday, July 3, 2017

Union Market to Host Seventh Annual DC Scoop Event July 15

Over 3,000 Washingtonians turned out for the sixth annual DC Scoop event in 2016

From our friends at Union Market...

The Free Ice Cream Social Will Take Place at Dock 5

Union Market, northeast DC’s vibrant retail and culinary district, invites local families, friends and ice cream fans out for the seventh annual DC Scoop event on Saturday, July 15 from 1 to 4 PM. The highly-anticipated, free ice cream extravaganza will take place at Dock 5 where local ice cream vendors will put their best scoops forward to win the coveted "Best Ice Cream” title, as voted on by attendees.

Frozen treat fanatics at DC Scoop will enjoy a wide variety of free samples and servings for purchase, including gelato, ice cream sandwiches, popsicles and soda shoppe-style scoops. Although Union Market’s resident ice cream factory Dolcezza will not be competing this year, the gelato shop will be on-site for samples and purchase alongside several savory food trucks.

Trickling Springs Creamery will also be participating in DC Scoop this year, with a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into making everyone's favorite frozen desert, from what happens at a dairy farm to how to make ice cream.

Nicecream Factory was crowned winner of the 2014 and 2015 DC Scoop

MilkCult owners Ed Cornell and Patrick Griffin took home “Best Ice Cream” last year for their Coconut Kaffir Ice Cream on Toasted Japanese Milk Bread with Fruity Pebbles, and this year, the quirky local duo is looking forward to capturing a second consecutive DC Scoop title.

“It feels great to participate together with such a community of committed local ice cream producers. The hard work that everyone does sets such a high bar,” said Cornell and Griffin. “We look forward to drinking the sweet, milky, and delicious blood of our rivals again this year."

Event Details:
The DC Scoop Event

Saturday, July 15, 2017
1 to 4 PM

Dock 5 @ Union Market
1309 5th Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002

DC Scoop 2017 Participants:
• Carmen's Italian Ice
• West Ray’s Finest
• Dolci Gelati
• Ruby Scoops
• Milk Cult
• TropQ
• Love ’n Faith
And, many more!  

The Union Market District, located a short walk from the NoMa/Gallaudet Metro, is a 45-acre district that is planned for over 8 MSF of development. EDENS has a clear vision to redevelop the district into one of DC’s most vibrant, diverse and thriving neighborhoods - a living laboratory for a sustainable urban community and place for creative minds and businesses to connect, thrive and make DC their own. Since opening in September 2012, The Market at Union Market, the acclaimed food market with over 40 local artisans, now averages 15,000 visitors per weekend and has hosted over 400 events. For more information about Union Market, please visit