Payard has been doling out these little rectangles for three summers now, but from the looks of it they've gotten a makeover for summer 2013: instead of blocky layers of their housemade ice cream and sorbet, they're now swirled together to give the ice cream sandwich a prettier, marbled effect.
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Our lives changed the day we decided to stick some gelato into a kouign amann from two great Soho spots a five minute walk away. It got us thinking: what other great sandwiches could we make around town? And who says an ice cream sandwich must be limited to cookie plus ice cream?
It's hard enough for an ice cream sandwich to balance one-note ice cream and cookie elements; the Thai Fighter juggles four main ingredients admirably well.
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.
My ice cream sandwich cravings tend to hit without warning, and I think the red and white Coolhaus trucks around the city definitely induce a Pavlovian response. These are ice cream sandwiches to unhinge your jaw, shove your face into, and revel in the melty cream that drips down your fingers.
The ice cream sandwich here features two dark chocolate shortbread rounds and a scoop of green tea ice cream. It's the ideal finish to an uni-filled dinner.
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.
Ice Cream Sandwiches from the Coolhaus truck, a recent newcomer from Los Angeles, are $5 each and easily shared between two. Mix and match cookie and ice cream flavors among the many offerings which change daily.
Kareem and Julian are the two minds behind the bakery, best known for their creative, quirky, and always delicious ice cream sandwich combinations.
Not everyone gets cravings for ice cream sandwiches in the middle of winter, but Julian Plyter & Kareem Hamady certainly have the power to tempt you, despite the chilly temperatures. The duo behind Melt Bakery churns out over thirty varieties of ice cream sandwiches, using high-quality ingredients and creative flavor combinations.
[Photo: Kathy YL Chan] Between the weekday hours of 4:00 and 7:00pm, a cart is rolled out onto the patio of Mia Dona in midtown. What goodies does it hold? Brioche Gelato Sandwiches ($6)! The house-baked brioche is sliced...
[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...
[Photographs: Kathy Chan] We were on our way to dinner when a sign at The Smith caught my eye: ice cream sandwiches. You don't even have to step into the restaurant—talk about convenience. Just catch someone's attention through the...
Editor's note: In "Lunch for One," Kathy YL Chan will seek out some of the best places for solo lunchers to grab a noontime bite. Let's meet for coffee, let's meet for dinner, let's even meet for breakfast. But lunch?...
I slipped into Three Tarts just as they opened at 11:00 am on Sunday morning, hoping to grab an ice cream sandwich for brunch-on-the-go. (When you're in your twenties, and have a job that takes you all over the...
Sugar Rush expert Kathy YL Chan hits up the ten best ice cream sandwich purveyors in the city.