This past Saturday was the grand opening of a branch of The Baked Bear ice cream sandwich shop, located way too close to my home! They had a great opening party with the first 300 customers receiving a free ice cream sandwich, and lots of people came out to celebrate even in the crappy weather.
One of the owners was chatting with people in line, and passed out their menu so we could try to make the very difficult decision of what to order! For the grand opening there were no doughnuts or brownies, but there were still plenty of cookie options to choose from for the ice cream sandwiches. I love that you can pick 2 different sandwich "halves" for a wide variety of combinations. You never have to decide between two cookie flavors, or even a cookie and brownie!
For my free ice cream sandwich, I decided on a chocolate chip cookie, red velvet cookie, Bear Batter (blue cake batter ice cream with fudge and brownie chunks), and mini M&Ms - so decadent and delicious! The Bear Batter ice cream is definitely one of the most "Instagrammable" flavors with the bright blue color, haha. They definitely don't skimp on the amount of ice cream you get either, so there's a lot of ice cream to go with the cookies. I love that they offer a "hot pressed" step, to get the cookies warmed up just enough to soften up with the ice cream - so good! I also want to note that the cookies are available for purchase on their own, which is a great options for gifts and parties when you're not really up for baking.
With summer around the corner, it's the perfect time for The Baked Bear to open up - and for me to see how many different combinations of the ice cream sandwiches I can enjoy!
The Baked Bear
929 Rose Avenue #404
North Bethesda, MD 20852