Sugar Rush

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Sugar Rush: Ice Cream Eclairs and Sandwiches at ChikaLicious

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[Photo: Kathy YL Chan]

Back in April, we mentioned the Chocolate Iced Sorbet Macaron ($2.50); and yes, it's perfect for a midday bite while strolling in the East Village. But as awesome that macaron is, we suggest you pass on that for other ChikaLicious offerings—like the cookie éclair ice cream sandwich ($4.50).

The chocolate and vanilla éclairs that ChikaLicious turns out aren't just any éclairs, but cookie éclairs—so named because of that little extra crunch over the shell surface, like the double-layered shell method of Beard Papa's. With the ice cream sandwich, that same choux pastry shell is sliced open horizontally, filled with vanilla bean soft serve , and then topped off with hot fudge. Fork and knife required. Messy, but wonderful, with the soft-serve and dark, smooth fudge melting into hollows of the choux pastry.


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Should you require something on the go, the éclair (minus the cream, of course) also takes on the role of an ice cream cone—the Ice Cream Cone Eclair ($3.50). Don't underestimate the size of this treat: the vanilla bean soft serve is piped all the way to the very bottom of the "cone." Less decadent than the ice cream sandwich, but just as perfect a treat with warm weather around the corner.

Dessert Club Chikalicious

204 East 10th Street, New York NY 10003 (map)
212-475-0929
dessertclubchikalicious.com

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