Family owned and operated, Casa Rosada brings a taste of world-class Argentine gelato and sorbet to Alexandria, VA.
All of our treats are produced on-site with the highest quality natural ingredients, giving our customers the most authentic Argentine dessert experience in the DC-metro area with all frozen treats produced on-site.
Founder and owner Benjamin Umansky, a chemical engineer by trade, takes the science of gelato making to an entirely new level. With over 30 years of industry experience, he began making gelato as a hobby in 2004 with his wife Raquel. After nearly a decade of studying, practicing, and (finally) full retirement from engineering, they opened up their first storefront in Alexandria, VA with the help of their sons David and Mark.
"Casa Rosada", directly translated from Spanish, means "pink house" - inspired by the Argentine presidential palace, also called "Casa Rosada." Our building, originally built in the 1870's is the only pink colored house on the block.
Flavors are rotated day-to-day and availability fluctuates!
We offer up to 20 flavors at any given time, so availability can fluctuate. Call ahead and see what's available today!
Americana - Arroz con Leche - Banana Split - Cantaloupe - Chocolate - Chocolate Granizado - Cherry - Cinnamon - Coconut - Cranberry & Pear - Crema Rusa - Dark Chocolate - Eggnog - Dulce de Leche - Granizado - Gingerbread - Haroset - Hazelnut - IPA - Lemon Mousse - Malambo - Malbec - Marron Glace - Mint Granizado - Mocha - Orange - Oreolato - PB&J - Peanut Butter Chocolate - Pistachio - Pumpkin - Quinotos (Kumquats) - Sambayon - Strawberry - Sweet Corn - Tango - Vanilla
Black & Blueberry - Chocolate - Cranberry & Mango - Grapefruit - Honeydew - Lemon - Lemon Primavera - Lime - Mango - Pineapple - Strawberry & Kiwi - Strawberry
Chocolate - Vanilla - Mocha
SUGAR FREE GELATO
Chocolate - Vanilla - Pistachio
Keeping it Sweet
Learn about some additional offerings!
Raquel is the mastermind behind assembling the gelato cakes. With years of confectionery experience under her belt, she will work with you to ensure you get the gelato cake you are looking for!
We have 5 different sized cakes (round and rectangular) that feed anywhere between 8-18 people. You have the ability to select whatever flavors and toppings desired, the possibilities are almost endless!
We brew a medium roast Costa Rican coffee bean and offer all the classic Argentine drinks, including espresso, cortado, cafe con leche, submarino (hot choclate) and the Italian inspired Affogato (gelato with espresso 'drowned' over).
Argentine Desserts: Extended Edition
The Alfajor is a traditional Argentine shortbread cookie, filled with dulce de leche and surrounded by coconut flakes, it's perfect with a cup of coffee.
Casa Rosada spent months developing the perfect dog treat to ensure it is safe and delicious for your pup to eat! Our dog gelato is made with lactose-free milk, coconut oil, cane sugar, and food starch. It has been tested and tried by our loyal dog lovers; the base is a pumpkin gelato and sitting on top is a peanut butter banana gelato-bone. Lick away!
Gelato differs from traditional ice cream. It is made with natural ingredients, spun slower, and has less fat content because it uses more regular milk instead of heavy cream. The combination of ingredients creates an emulsion that binds them all together. Adding sugar introduces sweetness and lowers the freezing point, allowing the gelato to stay creamy and balanced at low temperatures. Sorbet are made in a similar fashion, but with water instead of dairy.
We are constantly seeking to improve our offerings. As a result we've introduced new and innovative flavors such as Sweet Corn, Arroz con Leche (rice pudding), a variety of lactose-free gelato and even a dog friendly gelato in our freezer!
Custom Gelato Cakes
Celebrate any gathering with a unique, customized gelato cake. Contact us for more info or order online below
Online Gelato Cake Order
*At least 48 hours notice required
**We do not ship. At pick up we encourage you to bring a cooler with ice packs or dry ice
***We will be contacting you to confirm the order****