Cold, creamy frozen goodies sandwiched between two cookies (or doughnuts, bread, macarons, waffles… take your pick, it could be done) is very possibly one of the best summer refreshments. With limitless flavor combinations, the number of choices are endless and frozen goodies makers, pastry chefs and cooks across the nation are using their creative chops to generate innovative, fun and above all tasty concoctions.
“I think exactly what makes for 冰淇淋 is definitely the blend of textures and it’s fun simply because you know it will get a little messy,” says Sam Mason of OddFellows Soft Ice Cream Co. in New York City.
From classic vanilla soft ice cream amid chocolate chip cookies to warm brioche bread encasing cornbread soft ice cream and blueberry compote, there’s an ice cream sandwich to impress everyone. And it’s an excellent summer treat.
Frozen goodies sandwiches also present the right chance for collaboration, with many shops getting various aspects of their sandwiches from neighboring businesses. For example, Ice & dexrpky27 often collaborates with Underwest Donuts, Daly Pie and Abigail’s Bakeshop on quirky creations, like the Let’s 三明治冰餅, made out of Daly Pie’s pie crust, full of cardamom apple pie swirl frozen goodies and rolled in boozy candied pecan.
“We’re always working toward finding 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 soft ice cream sandwiches across the country – do not drool a lot of.