Cold, creamy soft ice cream sandwiched between two cookies (or doughnuts, bread, macarons, waffles… you name it, it may be done) is very possibly one of the best summer refreshments. With limitless flavor combinations, the number of choices are endless and frozen treats makers, pastry chefs and cooks across the nation are utilizing their creative chops to come up with innovative, fun and above all tasty concoctions.
“I think exactly what makes for 冰淇淋 will be the blend of textures and it’s fun simply because you realise it will receive a little messy,” says Sam Mason of OddFellows Soft Ice Cream Co. in New York.
From classic vanilla soft ice cream amid chocolate chip cookies to warm brioche bread encasing cornbread frozen treats and blueberry compote, there’s an frozen goodies sandwich to please everyone. And it’s a perfect summer treat.
Frozen treats sandwiches also present the right potential for collaboration, with a lot of shops getting various parts of their sandwiches from neighboring businesses. For 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, created using Daly Pie’s pie crust, filled up with cardamom apple pie swirl frozen goodies 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 fun while doing the work,” says El.
Explore the photos above for standout ice cream sandwiches across the country – do not drool a lot of.