Ice Cream Jubilee
Washington, DC
Award-Winning Super-Premium Ice Cream

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Founded in 2014 in Washington, D.C.’s trendy new Capitol Riverfront neighborhood by a young, ambitious lawyer-turned-“icecreampreneur” Victoria Lai, Ice Cream Jubilee churns out outrageously delicious flavors inspired by its founder’s favorite childhood treats, fancy desserts, and grown-up cocktails. In its first year Ice Cream Jubilee was named one of the “Best Ice Cream Shops in America” by Time Out Magazine and Thrillist, and “Best Ice Cream in DC” by Business Insider, Washingtonian Magazine and the Washington City Paper.

About The Food

Made in-house with the highest quality ultra-premium ingredients, Ice Cream Jubilee’s creative and classic flavors are impossibly fresh in more ways than one. The ice cream starts with a base of all-natural, local cream from certified-humane, grass-fed dairy cows from South Mountain Creamery. (Located 50 miles away, it was the first Maryland creamery to build a farm processing plant, allowing the family-owned business to control the process from cow to bottle—and you can taste the difference.) Ice cream flavors are handcrafted on site with everything from fresh seasonal fruit to Valrhona chocolate. But it’s the unique flavors that put this ice cream over the top: “boozy” creations like Banana Bourbon Caramel, Gin & Tonic sorbet, and Maple Rye Pecan contain just enough alcohol to add flavor and excitement, while Chocolate Chocolate, Fresh Minty Chip, and Cold Brew Coffee push classic favorites to obsession-worthy heights.

Meet The Owner

Victoria Lai doesn’t do anything half way. After becoming a corporate attorney and setting her sights on a high-powered career in Washington, DC, she became a presidential appointee at the Department of Homeland Security. At nights and on weekends, she pursued another passion—making ice cream. She began in her apartment testing creations with friends. After graduating from the famous Penn State University ice cream school, she entered her “friends” favorite flavors in the 2013 DC Scoop Competition at Union Market, where she won first place in the “People’s Choice” Award over 18 other established regional ice cream businesses. From there, she started selling a small selection of flavors to local grocery stores and restaurants, and was soon invited to open a scoop shop in the quickly developing riverfront of Yards Park. That was all the convincing she needed to pursue a new career as an “icecreampreneur!”


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Shipping Days

At FoodyDirect we are doing everything we can to drive down shipping costs for our customers, including offering Low Flat-Rate Shipping.

9.95 Ground Shipping (1-2 days) - If your shipping address is reachable from Ice Cream Jubilee via UPS Ground service within two days (as indicated by the orange zone in the shipping map), you will be presented with the $9.95 shipping upon checkout.

$29.95 Flat-Rate Shipping - If your shipping address is beyond 2-day ground reach (as indicated by the gray zone in the shipping map), you will be presented with a flat rate of just $29.95 for 2nd-Day Air upon checkout.

*Please note that the flat rates above will be applied per shipping box. Each 6-pint package from Ice Cream Jubilee requires its own shipping box. You will be presented with the actual shipping rate before finalizing your purchase.

Next Day Air service is available for an additional charge. Service to Alaska and Hawaii is now available. Service outside the U.S. currently not available.

Orders are shipped only on Tuesdays, except holidays. Orders placed by 12pm (ET) on Sunday can be shipped the following day, for delivery on Wednesday or Thursday. Perishable items cannot be shipped over a weekend and cannot be delivered on Sunday or Monday.

Weather and unforeseen circumstances can delay your shipment. We strongly recommend that you schedule your order to arrive at least 1 business day before your desired usage date to allow for any delays.

Shipping Options

The following shipping options are available depending upon the delivery date selected and reflect the max allowable transit time of two days:

Ground Shipping (1-2 Days) - If a customer’s shipping address is reachable via UPS Ground service within 2 days, they will be presented with $9.95 Shipping upon checkout. Orders will be delivered via UPS Ground service on or before the selected arrival date, between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM to residences, and between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM to businesses.

2nd-Day Air - If the shipping address is not reachable within 2 days via UPS Ground service, the customer will be presented with $29.95 Flat-Rate Shipping upon checkout. The order will be shipped via UPS 2nd-Day Air and will be delivered on or before the end of the second business day following shipment (unless upgrading to Saturday delivery). Delivery time can vary based on area, but can be as late as 8:00 p.m. to residences and 5:00 p.m. to businesses.

UPS Next Day Air Saver - Your package will be delivered by the end of the next business day after it has been shipped. Delivery time can vary based on area, but can be as late as 8:00 p.m. to residences and 5:00 p.m. to businesses. The flat-rate for Next Day Air Saver is $39.95.

UPS Next Day Air - Your package will be delivered the next business day after it has shipped, by 10:30 AM to most addresses. The flat rate for Next Day Air is $44.95.

Once your order has shipped, you will receive a ship notification email with a tracking number for each package in your order. When your order has been delivered, you will also receive a delivery notification email.

For complete shipping details we encourage you to visit our General Shipping and Packaging Information page.

Packaging & Delivery

All ice cream from Ice Cream Jubilee is shipped to arrive in 2 days or less, and is packed in extra thick recyclable foam containers with sufficient coolant to assure it remains cold.

All orders are shipped signature release. This means UPS will leave the package at the doorstep, front desk or gate associated with the shipping address without requiring a signature upon delivery. It is the customer's responsibility to ensure that the contents of the package are stored in a freezer or refrigerator promptly after delivery. FoodyDirect cannot be responsible for orders with incomplete or invalid addresses, or that are sent to recipients who are not available to store the contents of the order on the day of arrival. UPS cannot deliver to a P.O. box.

Storage & Care

Enjoy within three weeks of opening for maximum quality. Unopened, the ice cream will retain its quality for up to 3 months.