A new Dupont Circle ice cream shop could start serving frozen treats in a matter of weeks.
If all goes according to plan, IcyCode (2029 P St. NW) will open to the public on Nov. 13, according to chef and store concept developer, Yuanchi You. When the store opens, it will serve ice cream rolls, a frozen Thai-style dish that has caught on in places like New York City, Los Angeles and Boston.
You, who usually goes by the name “Johnny Hong Kong,” said he plans to elevate the ice cream rolls to the “next level.”
Some of You’s specialties are cappuccino, baked Alaska, chocolate mousse and green tea mochi ice cream rolls. Other forthcoming flavors include banana split, cookies and cream and s’mores.
“We’re doing a lot of fun stuff,” You told Borderstan. “I will put a lot of my touch into it.”
You added that the shop also will switch up its menu based on ideas from patrons.
“If a lot of people request whatever flavor, we will invent something new,” he said.
Is this the beginning of a new food craze here in D.C.? You thinks so. In fact, he said, the store’s owners are currently plotting out possible future expansions.
“We’ve already started to look for a second location around the D.C. area,” You said. “I think this concept will be everywhere.”
Photos via Facebook / IcyCode