Monday, April 6, 2009

Iceberry - A Frozen Yogurt Taste of Springtime!

Over the weekend, I finally made it to the newest frozen yogurt outpost in Georgetown - Iceberry (not to be confused with similarly named frozen yogurt empire Pinkberry). Iceberry has been open for some time, and I've been wanting to try it, but the weather has been downright unpredictable here and generally on the chillier side when I've been by Iceberry.

This weekend however the weather was gorgeous -- a reminder of why I love this area and how beautiful springtime in DC can be! (today on the other hand is a reminder of how rainy DC can be...). In any case, after a full day of exploring around the monuments and weaving in and out of the cherry blossoms (and trying to avoid being accidentally pushed into the Tidal Basin), we arrived at Iceberry.

Inside are a few tables for customers to rest their feet while licking up their frozen yogurt. Most of these tables were already taken when we came in, but we snagged a few seats before the line started out the door. The frozen yogurt flavor choices were more plentiful than aforementioned Pinkberry (that I visited while in LA in January!) -- original, strawberry, honeydew melon, chocolate, green tea... I ordered strawberry with three toppings (Oreo cookies, rainbow sprinkles, and pineapple) and Mr. J ordered honeydew melon plain. Not until after ordering did we learn that the most popular flavor is original followed closely by a tie of strawberry and honeydew melon. (Good selections!)

Both were...delicious. Unlike "frozen yogurt" served at a lot of ice cream shops, Iceberry's frozen yogurt tasted like...yogurt, but better. It had the tangy-ness of yogurt and was not overpoweringly sweet. The toppings if anything were the sweetest parts of the treat, and that part, you could control exactly what you wanted sprinkled on top. I myself am a topping fan, so to be faced with some many possible topping combinations? Excellent. What kinds of toppings you ask? Oreos, rainbow sprinkles, pineapple, fruity pebbles, raspberries, blueberries, coconut, chocolate chips, almonds, and more...

Plus, a healthy (healthier?) alternative to ice cream! A medium cup of the fro-yo has only 140 calories and 0 grams of fat (and 18% of your daily calcium needs!). And believe me, the medium cup is quite plentiful and filling.

Perhaps my only complaint was that service wasn't particularly...friendly. Despite that though, I got my frozen yogurt with the quickness, so I couldn't complain.

Iceberry can also be found in five other locations -- Virginia (Reston, Chantilly, Springfield), California (Los Angeles), and Florida (West Palm Beach).

Ah yes, spring and the wonderful treats you bring. Next up on the frozen yogurt list... Yogen Fruz. They're rumored to be popping up around DC (already one has opened at Tysons Corner)... going to keep my eye out for this one.

3001 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20007


Tangled Noodle said...

No hope of seeing either Iceberry and Pinkberry in Minnesota any time soon! We get plenty of frozen stuff already (just not as delicious as these)! But perhaps I can get a taste in CA or DC when next we visit family. Hope . . .

The Duo Dishes said...

Haven't seen an Iceberry yet. Many Pinkberries here in CA of course, and many Pinkberry taste-alikes. We'll keep our eyes open.

Mel @ said...

I just got an ice cream maker and am learning to make my own frogurt! There's nothing like it in the summer.

I'm glad I found your blog :) You gave me something new to follow. I look forward to future posts!

Love, Mel at