Halloween Special!

With halloween just around the corner. You know I had to get some halloween ice cream. So I stopped at Ice cream Jubilee for their Gravedigger Dirt sundae. Let’s just say the first thing I did was I dug in.

Anyway I think it’s time to get to the actual review. The Gravedigger dirt sundae has chocolate ice cream covered with oreo crumbs, gummy worms, a pumpkin candy and and piece chocolate on top.

First thing, I am not a huge fan of chocolate ice cream. But I thought their chocolate ice cream was great. It felt very fresh, I loved it. I would for sure recommend.

The pumpkin candy was not that good in my opinion. But they don’t make candy (well I don’t think so). So I am not going to judge them on that. But that was probably my least favorite part of the sundae.

The oreos were just everyday oreos, and the same being for the gummy worms. So not too much exciting stuff about those. But I did not expect anything magnificent about the gummy worms or the oreo crumbs.

My final rating! I would give it a 10/10 for creativity and 8.5/10 for taste. Overall I would give it a 9/10! Very yummy and perfect for halloween!

Gwenie’s Pastries

I went to Gwenie’s Pastries! It is a filipino bakery. By the way I am not filipino so this review might be a little different from someone with a filipino background.

They had a lot of yummy options. But I decided to get donuts, so I got pandan and ube. I personally did not really like it and I will tell you why!

The donut was very creamy and I did not like that very much. I personally think that donuts need thick filling. And I thought the filling at Gwenie’s tasted like thin cream cheese.

Also the donut was just too much. very big, really sugary, and got messy. Those are some of my big red flags in dessert shops. So going off that this place was not one of my favorites.

My final rating is a B. Not for me. But if you are filipino you might consider trying it or even if you are not and you want to try a dessert from a different country I would recommend.

Duck Donuts

photo credits: @veemking on pinterest

Duck, Duck, Donut! Guess what? I went to Duck Donuts, so I am going to share my review.

There was a lot of options of donuts I could get. But I decided to customize my own. I got a lemon donut with crushed up oreos and raspberry syrup.

The taste was really good. It never got too sugary for me at any point. So they gets points for that, also the donut was very moist, fresh and very yummy.

I really liked it but, there is just not much to write about. It did good in every category but not outstanding. This was one of my harder articles to write because Duck Donuts did not have anything really interesting.

What time is it???? Grading time! I give Duck Donuts a A. Really good but could there be a better donut shop? Probably so I will keep exploring.

Have you ever been to Duck Donuts? If so tell me what you thought. You either email me your answer dmvdessertz@gmail.com or you can comment down below.

Georgetown Cupcakes

photo credits: Georgetown Cupcake SOHO’s Pinterest

If your from the DMV you must have heard about the famous cupcake shop Georgetown Cupcake. Today I reviewed it! So let me tell you my thoughts.

First thing I went on a Sunday night and I thought there was going to be a huge line because that’s what their famous for, and nope only a line with 3 groups of people.

Next, I got the red velvet cupcake. It is Georgetown Cupcake’s signature cupcake, so I thought it was the best decision. It was really good, a bit sugary for me but it was pretty small so I could finish it. I loved the taste of the frosting! Probably the best frosting I ever had! Also, I thought the cake/bread part was amazing. It was very moist and had some velvet flavor in it.

My rating on the one and only Georgetown Cupcakes. Is 9/10. It’s now my favorite non ice cream place.

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Levain Bakery

In today’s blog I will be reviewing Levain Bakery! Levain Bakery has 9 different locations, I went to the Bethesda one.

So first thing I noticed was the cookies were very big. Regardless of that, I still decided to get one. I noticed it was very big again. I ate some of it but it got too much for me. By the way I go get desserts at least one a week. So if its a lot for me, it will probably be too much for most people.

The taste of the cookie was very good. I got a Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip. I just felt it was too sugary tasting for me.

One thing I have to point out which I liked very much is they had free water. They had a little station in the store with lemon water and cups where you could get water. I went back a few times to get water, since I was sitting in front of the store.

My overall rating for Levain Bakery is a 6.5/10. Would I recommend it? Probably not but its the type of place that your experience can be totally different than someone else’s based on how you like your desserts.

What I mean by this is, for example you might prefer really chocolate based cookies but I don’t so you might rate a 9/10 but I might rate it a 6.5/10 like I did.

Thanks for reading!!!

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The Ice Cream Cottage

In today’s blog I will be reviewing the Ice cream cottage. It is in Halethorpe, MD. So let’s get right into it!

First it sells Hershey’s Ice cream. If you don’t know Hershey’s Ice cream is basically a huge ice cream company that sells in a bunch different ice cream stores.

(Tell me if you want me to do a full article about Hershey’s ice cream.)

The problem that I have with ice cream shops selling Hershey’s ice cream is that one; it makes me think they truly just sell ice cream for the money and they are not creative. And by the way they ONLY sell Hershey’s Ice cream so none of their ice cream is actually made by them. So its really not the Ice Cream Cottage’s brand.

One good thing about the Ice cream cottage is it is very cheap. It was about $4.50 thats a very good price. Especially because they’re are some ice cream shops in the DMV that are twice the price.

My overall rating of the Ice cream Cottage is 6/10. It is meh, pretty good ice cream but nothing special or nothing that stands out too much.

Effee’s Frozen Favorites review

Tip top toppings

In today’s blog I will be reviewing Effee’s Frozen Favorites. It is located in Warrenton, Virginia. I personally would probably not recommend Effee’s. So I will tell you why.

First, the line was very long. Now I am not saying this is a bad thing. But I went on Saturday a night and a had to go to the bathroom. So I went to the one next door that was pretty far away. And when I got back my Dad was still in line.

Next, they have a lot topping options but only 4 flavors. Strawberry, Vanilla, Chocolate and Twist. I was a bit upset about that but however they’re main thing is mainly sundaes and milkshakes. I got ice cream so I can not speak on their other stuff but they did have much more sundae options then ice cream.

They also give very big portions. So it takes a long time to finish it, and its starts melting. And when it starts melting it gets melty and starts to taste worst. I did not like that factor very much.

In conclusion I rate Effee’s a 7/10. Honestly not that bad it just had a few factors I did not like.

Pitango Gelato

Hello everyone. In todays blog I will be talking about Pitango Gelato. The Pitango I went to is located in Bethesda, Maryland.

One reason I would recommend is it is very good for vegans. They have about 20 flavors and about 10 out of the 20 flavors are vegan. So if you are allergic to dairy its the perfect place for you. Even if your not dairy free the gelato is still so good. That you would never guess its dairy free, and that’s what I love about Pitango.

Another reason I would recommend it is it has so many cool flavors, you would not find at many other ice cream shops. For example White grapefruit, rhubarb, Bosc pear and much more.

It also has a great location. It is located in downtown Bethesda. I personally love walking there, it’s a great destnation.


Welcome to DMV DESSERTS! I review different dessert shops in the DMV. I share my reviews, and tell you which ice cream shops I recommend and which I don’t recommend.

Over the past year or too I have been going to ice cream shops every Sunday and reviewing them, and now its finally my time to shine and talk about ice cream.

With this website, I hope to help people find good ice cream shops they love so they can enjoy ice cream more.