Dairy Queen Blizzard

Ice Cream Crazy by Elizabeth Rees

Finally, writing again. This year has been wild, fast and happily doesn’t plan on slowing down.  

While I have been busy away with being “busy”, I redeveloped a love for ice cream. Maybe it’s just the current trend these days in DC, but I rediscovered a love for this sweet treat in ways I never really thought I would enjoy it.

I only liked two kinds of ice cream as a kid: Mint chocolate chip and chocolate chip cookie dough. No questions asked and nothing more. Now, I am willing to discover anything that will satisfy my taste buds at the time. I even wanted ice cream so much that I made my own Dairy Queen Blizzard this summer.

In any case, here are some of my selections to share in case you haven’t tried or want to get on the ice cream bandwagon too. It’s a good time to hop on.

This über popular brand is finally in DC, and it's definitely a good way to finish a nice lunch on 14th Street. For six dollars, I was able to enjoy three mini scoops of their creations. Mine:

Peanut Butter J
Sweet Cream
Whisky J

J  = Winner

Where: 1925 14th Street NW, Washington DC 20009

I experienced one of those intense cravings for a specific kind of ice cream one day, and the victim was a Dairy Queen Blizzard. Not just any Dairy Queen Blizzard, a Reese’s Cup Dairy Queen Blizzard. So, I got Pinterest-happy and searched anything I could find to remake this treat because let’s be honest, I wasn’t going to drive DC traffic to find a Dairy Queen.

Result: It was 100% accurate and if you want to save it for later, I highly recommend using a Yeti. It made me think of my summers when I couldn’t finish my Blizzards and would stick them in the freezer for later. Highly recommend.


I had my fair share of gelato this year. So much it was almost every weekend I was indulging in some sort of gelato, either at home or outside.

Where did I go?

1. Union Market – Java Cookies ‘N Cream. It was more like a cookie rolled in cream rather than the other way around. J

Where: 1309 5th Street NE, Washington, DC 2002

2. Europe – Will save my results for this later.

3. Weekly Stash – I have to admit, Breyers does a pretty good job with their Gelato Indulgences. I was a little skeptical about them at first, but they are pretty tasty. My regulars were Tiramisu and Raspberry Cheesecake.

4. Café Sorriso – I had the Stracciatella and all I have to say is J

Where: 2311 Calvert Street NW, Washington, DC 20008

Now, this was interesting. I really had no idea what I was getting into. I thought it would be similar to Jennis Ice Cream, but what I ordered ended up being definitely worth your six dollars: Two oversized scoops of ice cream on top of a cone that could barely keep up with the weight.

Pistachio Cannoli J
Salted Caramel

Where: 1407 T Street NW, Washington, DC 20009

All I have to say is that this product is one word: Addicting. As much as I wanted to try their super-popular flavor, Birthday Cake, I opted for Red Velvet Cake instead. I practically felt I was savoring the perfect definition of what a cake and ice cream would be if they were blended together in machine mixer. I might go back to my Breyers on occasion, but I definitely know where to find this delicacy again just in case I cannot live without it.


Catch Up by Elizabeth Rees

Such a long time from here. Too long. Much too long. Much has happened since I have last visited here. My schedule has become much less time consuming which means I can focus on sharing again! Just a small recap since I was last here. More of my pictures from my endeavors are on Instagram and Twitter if you want to see more of what I have been up to recently.

I toured the Golden Isles for a very special event of my sister's wedding. Drank one a many gin and tonics, soaked some sun, and enjoyed many walks along the beach. I had the opportunity to have my first Dairy Queen Blizzard in years which was shocking, to say the least. I enjoyed the holidays both in DC and Baltimore. Ate a ton, drank a ton and had a wonderful time with the family and friends. More importantly, I got to make my favorite holiday dish, our family’s very own Oysters Rockefeller. 

Lately however, I have been experiencing very intense food cravings. I think it is because of this crazy weather DC has been experiencing this season. For instance, I can have a chocolate chip muffin every day of my life if I wanted to, no matter how hard someone tries to stop me. Turkey and avocado wraps with lettuce, tomato and cheddar cheese have been nonstop, especially since my favorite deli in town knows how to make them the way I like them. Sweet potatoes have also been a thing for me lately, especially sweet potato soup. Its filling for the weather but not too heavy on your stomach. I also developed a trend for peas lately. Peas in pasta, pea soup, pea risotto, you name it. I think Spring was flirting with my taste buds and I had to take advantage of it. 

I have developed a passionate love for scotch over this season and starting to consider to make some of my own digestives and aperitifs. I will keep you posted what I discover, because I am starting to believe that I cannot live without some of these new discoveries.

As for places? Well, I am obsessed with Rose’s Luxury in Capitol Hill and Mintwood Place is becoming a solid staple, especially since I am not far away from this little treasure. 

There is much more, plus posts that I committed to finish sharing so stay tuned. I just started catching up.