Cold, creamy frozen goodies sandwiched between two cookies (or doughnuts, bread, macarons, waffles… you name it, it might be done) is pretty possibly one of the biggest summer refreshments. With limitless flavor combinations, the number of choices are endless and ice cream makers, pastry chefs and cooks throughout the country use their creative chops to make innovative, fun and most importantly tasty concoctions.
“I think what makes for 冰淇淋 is the mix of textures and it’s fun because you know it will receive a little messy,” says Sam Mason of OddFellows Ice Cream Co. in New York City.
From classic vanilla soft ice cream amid chocolate chip cookies to warm brioche bread encasing cornbread frozen goodies and blueberry compote, there’s an frozen treats sandwich to please everyone. And it’s a great summer treat.
Ice cream sandwiches also present the perfect chance 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, made with Daly Pie’s pie crust, filled with cardamom apple pie swirl 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 fun while performing it,” says El.
Look at photos above for standout frozen treats sandwiches across the nation – try not to drool a lot of.