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Two items not normally thought of to make a good combination, are now being taken mainstream by one of the biggest names in ice cream.

Ben & Jerry’s recently announced that it has introduced ice cream bagels to the menu at its Soho Scoop Shop in London. Starting Friday, August 24 and ending Sunday, September 9, customers will get to try out this unique product.

Ben & Jerry’s has partnered with Scotland’s Bross Bagels, using its dough for the bagel portion of the item. It’s a chewy, Montreal-style bagel with a hint of maple syrup. The ice cream portion will come in two distinct flavors.

The Birthday Bagel is a pink bagel with a birthday cake ice cream sandwiched in between which features vanilla cake batter with pink frosting, strawberry swirls, and cake chunks. The Holey Cara-moley is a pretzel-style bagel with the shop’s Double Caramel Brownie ice cream and caramel sauce in the middle.

“Our co-founders Ben and Jerry opened up their first scoop shop way back in 1978, having considered opening a bagel business first,” says Soho Scoop Shop’s Zara Hall. “So, 40 years on in our Soho Scoop Shop home, we’re paying homage to what might have been by rustling up the ultimate sweet-meets-savory treat.  We think the Ice-Ice-Bagel is a pocket of deliciousness, come rain or shine.”