It may be known as the place for just-baked colossal cookies and dreamy cakes, but Fireman Derek’s Bake Shop is gaining traction for its sweet side hustle as an ice cream parlor that whips up frozen treats fashioned after its baked goods. Visitors to the shop’s locations in Wynwood and Coconut Grove can try flavors such as white chocolate guava cookie dough, Oreo cheesecake, carrot cake, chocolate brownie with caramel swirl, and more.
While it’s possible to enjoy the good stuff in a cup or waffle cone, our favorite indulgence is the off-menu ice cream sandwich: your choice of two cookies plus a scoop sandwiched in between. We recommend the white chocolate guava cookie dough ice cream between two guava white chocolate chip cookies. It’s the perfect excuse to celebrate two summer holidays in one: National Ice Cream month (July) and National Sandwich Month (August).