DC’s Most Instagrammable Desserts Of The Summer
It goes without saying that creative food and drink photos have taken over many of our Instagram feeds, and for good reason. In addition to these pictures being enjoyable to look at, the trend has become a great resource for finding the latest and greatest restaurant or bar to try out. Desert Grams are beginning to take over as well – there is nothing better than a sweet treat to brighten up your feed. There are countless places throughout D.C. where you can take the ultimate dessert picture to post, and then enjoy the dessert you put hard work into photographing.
Icy Code Ice Cream Rolls
IcyCode is our favorite spot in D.C. for rolled ice cream. Rolled Ice Cream, an authentic Thai dessert, is a new trend that we can’t get enough of. Watching the rolled ice cream being made is an experience in itself, and eating it is even better! Icy Code serves some of the most unique flavors and toppings, giving you the opportunity for the perfect Instagram post.
Momofuku Milk Bar
Momofuku’s Milk Bar is home to the ultimate soft serve – cereal milk soft serve, made with milk, cornflakes, brown sugar, and salt. With the delicious taste of milk at the bottom of a cereal bowl, this soft serve is our absolute favorite. Milk Bar also serves ‘cake truffles’, which are bite size cake balls that are almost too good to eat. Essentially every dessert at Milk Bar is worth posting on Instagram, but the cake truffles and cereal milk soft serve really take the cake.
Ice Cream Jubilee
For some of the best all natural and high-quality ice cream in D.C., visit Ice Cream Jubilee, a local scoop shop serving unique flavors and that change seasonally. Banana Bourbon Caramel, Basil Goat Cheese, Blueberry Pie, Coffee and Doughnuts, and Honey Lemon Lavender are some of their popular Summer 2017 flavors. These unique flavors loaded up into a classic waffle cone will allow you create a simple yet mouth watering Instagram post.
B Too, a D.C. restaurant serving Belgian cuisine, is home to the famous “Doffle Bomb”. A doffle combines a doughnut and a waffle, and the Doffle Bomb is a double doffle topped with Chantilly Cream, chocolate, pearls, and vanilla ice cream. Seeing a photo of a Doffle Bomb on your Instagram feed is enough to make you race to B Too to try your own.
Goodies Frozen Custard & Treats
Goodies Frozen Custard & Treats is an ice cream shack and food truck serving some of the best classic deserts in the District. Sundaes, shakes, and floats made with original soda pops and freshly made frozen custard are the most popular menu items. A photo capturing the retro feel of the shop combined with the to-die-for dessert is perfect Instagram material.
Ice cream sandwiches are a simple yet delicious dessert classic. Moxie’s serves the best ice cream sandwiches in the area, both for eating and Instagramming. The ice cream sandwiches are created with freshly baked cookies, premium ice cream in an assortment of flavors, and a variety of toppings to choose from. Whether you prefer a classic chocolate chip cookie with vanilla ice cream and sprinkles, or a snickerdoodle cookie with strawberry ice cream and fruity pebbles, your Instagram follows are in for a treat.
The Salt Line
The Salt Line, a relative new-comer to the DC dining scene, has already earned a ton of attention for both their delicious, beautiful food and drinks and the New England-themed, totally photo-worthy restaurant interior. One of the most photographed menu items thus far is the Fluffernutter milkshake. This decadent, over-the-top dessert comes topped with a cake doughnut, marshmallow, peanuts, and saltwater taffy. Seriously.
If you didn’t get your full milkshake fix at The Salt Line, head across the river to Alexandria to another new-comer, Triple Craft. This burger and shake joint strives to create over-the-top indulgences for their customers to enjoy while overlooking the Potomac River and DC Skyline. Go for the “simple” milkshake for a classic, the “craft” shake option for the serious Insta-envy, and “spiked” for a little something extra in that shake.
Macarons have been on trend in the dessert and food photography worlds for some time now, but all (ok, a lot of) DC rejoiced when famed confectioner Ladurée opened not one but TWO shops here in 2017. Macarons are the main draw, but there is so much to love (and photograph) here. From the shop’s interior to the packaging and everything in between, you can go ahead and warn your friends that you’re about to take over their Insta feed.