Thai-style rolled ice cream took New York and Philly by storm in the early 2010s, so it was only a matter of time before it came to the DMV. That was the impulse behind the founding of Class 520 Ice Cream & Tea, and the franchise’s new and improved Rockville location continues to serve up cold drinks and frozen treats in a fun, friendly atmosphere.
Even if you’ve had rolled ice cream before, it’s still a treat to watch the employees smoothing liquid ice cream onto the frozen platform and scraping it off into perfect, delicate rolls. You can choose up to three flavors and two toppings, or pick from one of the shop’s signature combinations. If you’re a bubble tea enthusiast, be sure to stop by for happy hour from 2 to 5 pm Mondays through Fridays for buy-one-get-one-free deals on fruit and milk teas.