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    We are open for the 2023 season!

  • About


    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

    Flavors are rotated day-to-day and availability fluctuates!

    We offer up to 20 flavors at any given time, so availability can change. Call ahead and see what's available today!


    Americana (Apple Cinnamon) - Arroz con Leche - Banana Split - Blueberry - Cantaloupe - Chai Latte - Cheesecake - Chocolate - Cherry - Cinnamon - Coconut - Crema Rusa - Dark Chocolate - Earl Grey - Elderflower - Eggnog - Dulce de Leche - Granizado - Gingerbread - Haroset - Hazelnut - IPA - Lemon Cream - Malambo - Malbec - Mint Chocolate - Mint Granizado - Mocha - Oreolato - PB&J - Peanut Butter Chocolate - Pecan - Peppermint Bark - Pistachio - Pumpkin - Quinotos (Kumquats) - Sambayon - Strawberry - Strawberry & Banana - Sweet Corn - Tango - Tiramisu - Vanilla - Yerba Mate


    Lemon - Mango - Pineapple - Raspberry - Strawberry & Kiwi



    Chocolate - Vanilla - Mocha - Pistachio - Lemon



    Chocolate - Mocha - Vanilla - Pistachio

  • Keeping it Sweet

    Learn about some additional offerings!

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    Cake Celebration!

    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!

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    Coffee please.

    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).

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    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.

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    Hungry Henry's

    Dog Gelato!

    Casa Rosada ​spent months developing the perfect dog treat to ensure it is safe and delicious for your pup to eat! Hungry Henry's 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!

    **Please note due to local health department standards, we cannot have your pets inside our store. We have a very large enclosed patio through the back entrance so all can enjoy!

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    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.

    The Lab

    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!

  • Online Gelato Cake Order


    WE ARE ONLY ACCEPTING ORDERS VIA TELEPHONE (703) 349-1001 OR EMAIL (sales@crgelato.com).



  • Contact and Directions

    ​Don't hesitate to contact us with any questions, we look forward to seeing you!

    Se habla Español

    Casa Rosada Artisan Gelato
    111 South Payne Street, Alexandria VA
    Monday - Thursday:
    12:00PM - 9-00PM
    Friday - Sunday
    12:00PM - 10:00PM
    (703) 349-1001