Local leaders and representatives from the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce gathered Friday afternoon in Ashburn for the official opening of the new Honey Bee Creamery ice cream shop. The sweet shop — which also sells gourmet chocolates and other treats — is on Ashburn Road in Old Ashburn.

Honey Bee Creamery is making waves with its new N2Gen ice cream. Basically, liquid nitrogen is mixed with a sweet cream to make a flash frozen ice cream. It takes about 30 seconds and is super cream-ified.

The shop also has regular hand-scooped ice creams and Italian ices as well as gourmet chocolates from Vertias Artizen Chocolates.

The shop is located in a tiny shopping center right by the W&OD Trail and across the street from the Ashburn Fire Department. It previously was the location of JR’s Soft Serve and before that a Hershey ice cream shop.

Honey Bee Creamery owner Andrea Howard with her husband, Chris.