We All Scream for Nicecream

Nicecream just opened on King Street and the timing could not be better. We are heading into prime ice cream season—even though, truly, all weather is ice cream weather—and now have another great option for ice cream in Old Town. Whereas most of the ice cream places on King Street are down near the water, this one is farther up near S. Columbus, across from the new Five Guys location in an inviting storefront with a white brick and mint green façade.

This opening comes on the heels of major success at Nicecream’s first location in Clarendon. Taste some of their decadent flavors and you’ll see why. Specially prepared with liquid nitrogen, this ice cream is denser than traditional ice cream. The process of freezing grass-fed cream and other fresh, local ingredients on the spot with liquid nitrogen creates smaller ice crystals, making the ice cream taste thick, creamy, and borderline sinful. It is also very fun to watch: picture a cloud of steam rising up from behind the counter amidst blenders and scoops, followed by the precious sight of ice cream emerging from the fog and heading your way.

Try the Dark Chocolate Sea Salt or the Nutella, when it’s available. The Purely Pistachio is also fantastic, if you’re into that. Nicecream rotates flavors all the time, providing the perfect excuse to stop in, say, three times a week or more. April’s Flavor of the Month is Honey Lavender—so get it while you still can! You can also find sundaes, Nicecream sandwiches, affogato, hot chocolate, and local Swing’s Coffee. While I’m not wild about the rainy weather we’ve had the past few days, it does make it a good time to go in for some hand-crafted hot chocolate, with flavors ranging from Mexican Hot Chocolate to Lavender to Caramel and more.

This quaint and welcoming spot will be a Patterson Group favorite from now on!

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Born, raised, and bred in Alexandria, VA, Britt Patterson is a true product of the great state of Virginia. Britt attended Waynewood Elementary (Class of ’96), Carl Sandburg Middle School (Class of ’98) , and West Potomac High School (Class of ’02), she then went on to attend Virginia Tech (go Hokies!) where she majored in Business Marketing and Minored in Real Estate. Britt “officially” joined the family business as a licensed Realtor in 2008 after two years of working the political fundraising field and prides herself on her Alexandria real estate knowledge, alongside her integrity, loyalty, and professionalism as an agent and Vice President for the family business.

The Patterson Group is one of the most experienced and trusted real estate teams in the area, serving Alexandria, VA for over thirty years. We offer professional, hardworking, detailed and friendly service and a large network of contacts and resources accrued over our many years in Alexandria real estate. Comprised of seven Alexandria locals, six of whom are licensed realtors and three of whom are accredited staging professionals, The Patterson Group is passionate and knowledgeable about Alexandria, VA and here for all of your Northern VA real estate needs. Allow us to help you find your home here and discover all that the Alexandria lifestyle has to offer.


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Alexandria, VA 22314


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  1. Avatar Sandra Tran says:

    Thanks so much for the awesome article Alexandria Style Book!! We can’t wait to have you back!

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