Take your ice cream sandwich game to the next level

 ice cream sandwiches

Many people have fond memories of ice cream trucks and stands from their childhood. Whether it was cones, sundaes with sprinkles, or ice cream sandwiches, the icy treats were a treasured part of summer. Pastry chefs are now rekindling those memories by making ice cream sandwiches that feature flavors more suited to adult tastes, says indexed magazine  Bon Appétit.

Cronut creator Dominique Ansel has his own twist on the treat. At Dominique Ansel Kitchen in New York City, the chef places salted caramel ice cream between brown sugar kouign amann. Invoking images of state fairs, Quenelle in Burbank, California offers funnel cake ice cream sandwiches, with nostalgic flavors like Fruit Loops and Corn Pops cereal.

Curiosity Doughnuts in Stockton, New Jersey is run by the duo behind the Ideas in Food blog. There you will find a doughnut sandwich with frozen custard, and yes, you get to choose which type of doughnut you want to use. Charleston, South Carolina's Parlor Deluxe sandwiches sophisticated ice cream flavors like honey-lemon olive oil and salted pistachio between fluffy Belgian waffles. But the decadence doesn't stop there, as you can get the waffles dipped in melted chocolate and rolled in crushed pretzels.

Naturally, there are many traditional and not-so-traditional ice cream sandwich recipes in the EYB Library for a DIY treat no matter where you live. Get started with one of these fun recipes:

Chocolate and olive oil ice cream sandwiches (Olive oil gelato with cacao nibs + Salted chocolate rye cookies) from Food52
Ice cream loti [Singapore ice cream sandwich]
from Saveur Magazine
Ice-cream sandwiches with moscato-poached strawberries
from Australian Gourmet Traveller Magazine (pictured top)
Almond Florentine and black raspberry chip ice cream sandwiches
from Bon Appétit Magazine
Classic ice cream sandwiches
from MarthaStewart.com 
Praline ice cream sandwiches
from Gourmet Magazine

2 Comments

  • Jane  on  5/29/2016 at 11:08 AM

    I love making ice cream sandwiches for summer parties - my favorite combinations have been ginger cookies with lemon ice cream; triple-chocolate cookies with strawberry ice cream; and oatmeal cookies with nectarine ice cream. I have just used the Bookmarklet to import to EYB all the recipe details from the Epicurious site. I also often make macaron ice cream sandwiches. These are harder to make since the macaron shells are delicate but they look and taste so good. I have fruit powders I get in New Zealand to flavor the macarons. Some of the best have been orange macarons with buttermilk ice cream (like a Creamsicle); mango macarons with toasted coconut ice cream; and blackcurrant macarons with white chocolate ice cream.

  • darcie_b  on  5/30/2016 at 5:04 PM

    I love the idea of macaron ice cream sandwiches. Another thing to add to my "must try" list. Are those powders available in the US?

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