One of the joys of summer is sitting outside eating a double scoop ice cream cone, strawberry shortcake or a delicious blackberry cobbler made from sunriped berries. While you are out and about, consider a stop at one, or some, of these shops known for their delicious treats.
Always Ice Cream
When the Annapolis Ice Cream Company was ready to expand and serve their homemixed ice cream to more people, they birthed Always Ice Cream. There are four locations and a food truck to serve you ice cream that tastes just like the name implies with fresh fruit and chunks of pies, brownies and cookies smashed right into your ice cream cone.
Location: Annapolis, Edgewater, West Annapolis and The Daily Scoop in Pasadena
Chick & Ruth’s
A longtime Annapolis staple, Chick & Ruth’s has been on Main Street since 1965. Known for their sandwiches named for local politicians, Chick & Ruth’s is also known for their in-house bakery and Colossal Shake Challenge. Weighing in at 6 pounds, if you (one person) can drink the entire shake your picture goes up on their Hall of Fame, on social media and you get a free t-shirt. Not to worry though, their thick and creamy shakes also come in normal sizes and nine different flavors.
Location:165 Main St Annapolis, MD 21401
The Crazy Mason Milkshake Bar Old Ellicott City
The Crazy Mason® is the artistic, crazy, over-the-top dessert destination. Serving crazy creations in keepsake custom designed mason jars and color changing bowls.
Location: 8225 Main Street, Ellicott City
There is a lot more at Decadent than just desserts including breakfast, gourmet coffee, inhouse-made rootbeer, fine wines and beer. But the desserts are heaven with a menu that goes beyond delicious cakes to hot brownie skillets, homemade gelato, truffles and even gluten-free options.
Location: 11710 East Market Place, Suite A, Fulton, MD 20759
Josef’s Sweets by Gregory James
Specialty cheesecakes with flavors like Lemon Blueberry, Key Lime and Salted Caramel Whiskey are as beautiful to look at as they are to slowly eat and savor. Other offerings include cookies, macarons, marshmallow treats, pecan turtles, and chocolate fudge. Open Tuesday – Saturday 10am-5pm
Location: 28575 Marlboro Ave, Easton, MD 21601