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Broom's Bloom Dairy

1700 South Fountain Green Road, Bel Air, MD - (410) 399-2697
Posted By Sam on 9/2/2012 4:26:00 PM
I really like this place. The people are friendly and the service is efficient and accurate. The restaurant is spotlessly clean, even in the middle of lunch, which is especially important at a dairy.

We tried the macaroni and cheese which is excellent. I like my mac and cheese gooey like I remember it from my childhood. The cheese combo is very good-tasting. My one quibble is the absence of crust. I like a bit of crust on my mac and cheese and there is none to be found on this version. Perhaps it is made in a pot and not baked.

The Maryland crab soup is really good and has abundant crab meat. It has just enough sting from spicing but does not set the mouth afire. There are plenty of fresh veggies in it too. Best of all, it is not overloaded with potatoes, which are sort of like the ice cubes in fountain soda, adding volume with little purpose. The serving size of the soup is large.

Of course, the raison d'etre of this place is the ice cream and it is delicious. We tried several flavors. Our favorites are caramel cashew and mocha chip. Both are really flavorful. I like salted nuts in my ice cream. This is not a universal and, for those who do not like salted nuts, this is the place for you. For those of us who like salted nuts in our ice cream, the situation is easily remedied. I put a shake or two on the caramel cashew and it was delicious. World class flavor.

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4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
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The chocolate red velvet is for serious chocolate lovers only!
"The chocolate red velvet is for serious chocolate lovers only!"
Cliff Strutz





You can always count on Broom's Bloom for some truly unusual flavors.  This carrot cardamom was a hit with our table.
"You can always count on Broom's Bloom for some truly unusual flavors. This carrot cardamom was a hit with our table."
Cliff Strutz


Maryland half and half combines cream of crab and Maryland crab soups.  It sounds odd, but it really does work.
"Maryland half and half combines cream of crab and Maryland crab soups. It sounds odd, but it really does work."
Cliff Strutz


You can find wonderfully fresh iced teas in the refrigerator.  This one includes orange peel, lemongrass, citrus herbs and licorice root.
"You can find wonderfully fresh iced teas in the refrigerator. This one includes orange peel, lemongrass, citrus herbs and licorice root."
Cliff Strutz


You can get your gooey grilled cheese on white, wheat, rye, or pumpernickel.
"You can get your gooey grilled cheese on white, wheat, rye, or pumpernickel."
Cliff Strutz


This was our first time encountering sweet corn ice cream. We will keep our eyes peeled for it from now on.
"This was our first time encountering sweet corn ice cream. We will keep our eyes peeled for it from now on."
Cliff Strutz


Besides this Maryland crab soup, you can also get a bowl that is half Maryland crab and half cream of crab. It goes on the list of things to try in future visits.
"Besides this Maryland crab soup, you can also get a bowl that is half Maryland crab and half cream of crab. It goes on the list of things to try in future visits."
Cliff Strutz


If you like your mac and cheese extra smoky and ultra-cheesy, you will love this version.
"If you like your mac and cheese extra smoky and ultra-cheesy, you will love this version."
Cliff Strutz


The coffee ice cream. By the way, the portion sizes are huge.
"The coffee ice cream. By the way, the portion sizes are huge."
Cliff Strutz


The available ice cream flavors on 8/11/12
"The available ice cream flavors on 8/11/12"
Cliff Strutz


The interior in a rare moment when there is no line.
"The interior in a rare moment when there is no line."
Cliff Strutz


You will find lots of cow and farm images, including this lovely mural.
"You will find lots of cow and farm images, including this lovely mural."
Cliff Strutz


The outside seating gives a great view of the rest of the farm.
"The outside seating gives a great view of the rest of the farm."
Cliff Strutz


A big thanks to Cousin Johnny for taking me to this excellent source of year-round ice cream.
"A big thanks to Cousin Johnny for taking me to this excellent source of year-round ice cream."
Cliff Strutz



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