The August heat had me longing for The Dairy Godmother's frozen custard. This Wisconsin treat is authentically brought to Del Ray by Liz Davis, owner, CIA graduate, former pastry chef and frozen concoction maker extraordinaire. With a Wisconsin pedigree, Liz creates wonderful flavors in addition to the omnipresent vanilla and chocolate flavors. Updates can even be sent to your email to draw you into her convivial, main street America establishment. Yes, authentic frozen custard not in a fly over state.
After our meal at Los Tios Grill, we wandered up Mount Vernon Ave. a few blocks for dessert. Large embossed windows make the inside awash with light. Muralled walls and picnic tables lend to an informal, leave your cares at home atmosphere. The Dairy Godmother is where people gather after they've shed their suit and professional countenence. It's light, social and welcoming. T-shirts, sodas and dog treats are also sold. I picked up a bag of squirrel biscuits for my 3 pups.
The chalkboard menu presents the frozen custard flavor of the day as well as several sorbet options. Frank opted for a chocolate vanilla swirl cup and I got the lime mint sorbet. The mint flecked lime sorbet was a great way to top off a Mexican meal. It sure made the walk back a lot cooler!
The Dairy Godmother is closed on Tuesdays. Hours of operation vary seasonally.
Check out the Custard Cam and Liz's great explanation about what frozen custard is as opposed to ice cream and frozen yogurt (and yes, it's the 10% milkfat that makes it so darn good)
The Dairy Godmother
2310 Mount Vernon Ave
Alexandria, Va 2230