With "elevated" versions of childhood classics everywhere these days, it's no surprise there are plenty of great ice cream sandwiches around. Which ones are really worth your money? We gathered some old friends and our new favorites for the ice cream sandwiches you shouldn't miss.
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I'm kicking myself for only just discovering their Italiano ($10, includes chips and fruit).
Could there be anything more glorious than a perfectly constructed ice cream sandwich? Whether the filling be ice cream, gelato, or sorbet, and whether the cookie element be an actual cookie, brownie, or something else entirely, the variations are endless. Here are our ten favorites in the city.
It's a Hazelnut Graham Cracker, made with toasted and crushed hazelnuts, plenty of butter for a wicked crunch and a light, sugar-dusted surface.
Matt is the beer buyer at Bierkraft; and his mom makes cookies. Good cookies. "Cookies by Matt's Mom" are stacked near the cash register, $10 for a bag filled with thin and extremely chewy treats.
Salty, sweet, spicy, bitter—this Serrano and Manchego sandwich from beer-fiend destination Bierkraft covers all the bases. The salty duo of tender, barely chewy ham and sharp Manchego hits you first, before the sweetness of the fig jam, slight spice of arugula, and lingering heat of pepper jelly.
Vegetarians need not miss out on the fun of huge, sloppy sandwiches. A veggie sandwich Bierkraft in Park Slope—equal parts beer emporium and fantastic lunch stop—layers mozzarella di bufula, tangy cured eggplant, and cured olives onto a baguette spread with hot pepper relish and a basil and Marcona almond pesto.
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Sugar Rush expert Kathy YL Chan hits up the ten best ice cream sandwich purveyors in the city.