It’s been quite a few years since we’ve visited Big Joy Family Bakery & Cafe. We recently stopped in to check out some of their new dessert items I had seen in their Instagram feed.
Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich
This has been a trending dessert and I can never resist trying it when I see it. They had a few different colored shells to choose from and I was told that they are all the same plain flavor and just decorated differently. For the ice cream, I chose cookies and cream. You can also get toppings as well for an additional charge. I chose a simple chocolate sauce, which they do not charge extra for.
I loved the presentation with the chocolate drizzle. The macarons were a little bit on the thin side, but had a nice chew to them. I do wish they offered different flavored shells.
I was also really looking forward to trying this. You can choose from a long list of frappe flavors (including non-coffee ones), ice cream and 3 macarons. We chose mocha, with vanilla ice cream, and strawberry, red velvet and French vanilla macarons.
This was quite a sugary drink, but that was to be expected. I loved the look of the macarons on top!
Overall, this is a nice spot to get dessert. They have a good variety of macarons and other desserts and the staff was friendly. I can’t see myself ordering the macaron frappe often, but it was fun to try once and I’d come back with friends.
Big Joy Family Bakery & Cafe
4176 Convoy St, San Diego, CA 92111