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“Udderly Fabulous Ice Cream, but not for the lactose intolerant” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Moorenko's Ice Cream

Moorenko's Ice Cream
Ranked #2 of 8 Dessert in Silver Spring
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Annandale, Virginia
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Udderly Fabulous Ice Cream, but not for the lactose intolerant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2012

Honey Lavendar, Red Hot Chocolate, Rice Pudding--Moorenko's offers unique gourmet ice cream flavors as well as more familiar ones such as coconut, french vanilla, milk chocolate and bittersweet chocolate. The ice cream has the fabulous rich, silky texture that comes with lots of creamy butter fat. It has a great mouth feel and, as the menu promises, is "cheaper than therapy" and probably a whole lot more satisfying for most people. They even offer an emergency hotline for people in the grip of ice cream emergencies.

The atmosphere is your basic ice cream parlor without the cutsey Ben and Jerry's frills. You can get ice cream or expresso drinks and there's also ice cream to go. The lone employee seemed very detached from his work and offered no suggestions or sales pitches.

The only downside is that people who suffer from lactose intolerance will experience it big time here. This is the real deal when it comes to milkfat!

Silver Spring is becoming a Mecca for Ice Cream Lovers. Once you've tried Moorenko's, check out York Castle Tropical Ice Cream at the intersection of 16th Street and Georgia Avenue for exotic flavors such as rum raisin, jack fruit and soursop.

  • Visited March 2012
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English first
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“I LOVE LOVE LOVE...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2011

This ice-cream is amazing! The peanut butter chocolate and vanilla lavender is just what I need to satisfy my sweet tooth.

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takoma park, md
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“not impressed”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2010

I'm sure the ice cream must have been okay but we were so put off by the lack of service, that we (2 adults and 2 kids) couldn’t get out of there fast enough. The gentleman did not say “hello”, “thank you” or boo! When I spend that much money on a treat and have to drive out of my way to be there, some simple manners would go a long way in getting us to come back. Even the kids commented on how rude the service was…and they’re 7 & 8!

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Dallas
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127 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Hidden Ice Cream Treasures”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2010

This place has some unusual flavors and Ice Cream "features"

Don't expect your run of the mill place, this has some good stuff.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Pretty fun. Generous with the tastings. Good stuff in general.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2008

Pretty fun. Generous with the tastings. Good stuff in general.

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Thank JenBEdinburgh
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