Cold, creamy soft ice cream sandwiched between two cookies (or doughnuts, bread, macarons, waffles… you name it, it could be done) is very possibly one of the best summer refreshments. With limitless flavor combinations, the possibilities are endless and ice cream makers, pastry chefs and cooks throughout the country are utilizing their creative chops to create innovative, fun and above all tasty concoctions.
“I think the thing that makes for 冰淇淋 may be the blend of textures and it’s fun since you be aware of it will receive a little messy,” says Sam Mason of OddFellows Frozen Treats Co. in New York.
From classic vanilla frozen goodies amid chocolate chip cookies to warm brioche bread encasing cornbread ice cream and blueberry compote, there’s an ice cream sandwich to please everyone. And it’s an ideal summer treat.
Ice cream sandwiches also present the perfect opportunity for collaboration, with many different shops getting various elements of their sandwiches from neighboring businesses. As an example, Ice & dexrpky27 often collaborates with Underwest Donuts, Daly Pie and Abigail’s Bakeshop on quirky creations, much like the Let’s 三明治冰餅, made with Daly Pie’s pie crust, full of cardamom apple pie swirl soft ice cream and rolled in boozy candied pecan.
“We’re always working toward choosing the perfect mixture of flavors, texture and overall fun, where people can satisfy their dessert cravings and having a good time while carrying it out,” says El.
Look at photos above for standout ice cream sandwiches country wide – do not drool excessive.