Location: 4516 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109
Hours: Monday – Friday 12PM – 12AM; Saturday – Sunday 11AM – 12AM
A day at Pacific Beach isn’t complete without a stop for ice cream afterwards. Currently, one of the most popular shops is a whole new way to eat ice cream – let us introduce you to Baked Bear, the create-your-own cookie and ice cream sandwich shop. We got a chance to try it out and speak with the owner, Shane Stanger, on the history and favorites of Baked Bear.
Building Your Cookie-Wich
First, how do you build your own ice cream sandwich? Here are the steps:
1. Pick your Top & Bottom from one of the cookies listed below, or a donut or brownie.
Gluten Free Chocolate Chip
White Chocolate Macadamia Nut
Cookies & Cream
Cookie of the Month
2. Pick your Ice Cream flavor:
Cookies & Cream
Salted Caramel Fudge
3. Pick Your Topping:
Heath Bar Bits
Mini Chocolate Chips
Shane says his favorite combo is the Salted Caramel Fudge ice cream on a brownie, with Heath Bar bits around the outside. Baked Bear also serves up some other awesome eats including milkshakes, root beer floats, hot fudge sundaes and bear bowls. Try them out with all the original recipe ice cream flavors.
The History of Baked Bear
Shane says he started Baked Bear with his childhood friend, Rob Robbins. The shop opened in 2003 in San Diego and since then, they’ve opened 18 other locations in various states! They’ve won a variety of awards for their goodies and have drawn accolades from Forbes, Eater, Thrillist and more.
What’s New and Coming Up?
They have just released a new flavor, and right in time for the fall season! The new Caramel Apple Pie Ice Cream is a cinnamon-flavored ice cream with caramel, apples and shortbread. This sounds awesome on a vanilla sugar cookies, or maybe with some nuts around the outside? Be sure to stop by to check it out.
Don’t miss the Ice Cream Sandwich Eating Competition at Petco Park every June, it’s hosted by Baked Bear and is a great to chance to come out and watch poor contestants suffer brain freeze at fast as they can.