NYC's must-try ice cream sandwiches
Here at amNewYork, we're firm believers that ice cream sandwiches are the best sandwiches, especially on a hot summer day.
So we're celebrating National Ice Cream Sandwich Day on Aug. 2 (and every day) with these seven icy cool treats for every type of craving.
If you love cupcakes
Crumbs Bake Shop's recent struggles may have you worrying that the treat's golden days are over... but fear not, dedicated cupcake fans.
The Sprinkles Ice Cream Shop opened its doors in NYC this past April with the goal of showing off the baked good's cooler side, and the Sprinkles Sandwich does not disappoint.
Just take a bite of your favorite ice cream flavor between two fluffy cupcake tops, and you'll see what we mean.
Where: Sprinkles Ice Cream Shop: 780 Lexington Ave., Manhattan(Credit: sprinkles.com)
If you love donuts
It's time for dessert and once again you find yourself conflicted. In a world filled with delicious, refreshing ice cream AND sweet, gooey donuts, how do you choose just one?
The ending to this love triangle is a happy one at Holey Cream, where they're serving up the ultimate indulgence, an ice cream stuffed donut sandwich.
You can't avoid all decision-making, however-- you'll have to choose an icing flavor and up to three flavors of ice cream. Life is hard, we know.
Where: Holey Cream: 706 Ninth Ave., Manhattan(Credit: Flickr/Chinkerfly)
If you love macarons
Want to stuff your face with an ice cream sandwich and feel sophisticated, too? Francois Payard Patisserie puts a chic French twist on the treat, scooping ice cream flavors like raspberry pistachio between their signature macarons.
Where: Francois Payard Patisserie: 1293 Third Ave., Manhattan(Credit: Facebook)
If you love fruit
If you're looking for a healthy fix, well, you're reading the wrong article. But Magnolia Bakery's oatmeal raisin cookie and blueberry swirl ice cream sandwich is about as wholesome as a sugary indulgence can get, and with one of summertime's freshest berries in the mix, it's a must-try for anyone looking for a fresh, seasonal treat.
Where: Magnolia Bakery: 5 Manhattan locations(Credit: Magnolia Bakery)
If you love candy
When it comes to serious sweets, Sugar Factory is the place to beat. But even they stepped up their game this season, with a variety of candy-topped cookie and ice cream sandwiches that includes the Peanut Butter Cup, above, peanut butter cookies and chocolate ice cream garnished with whipped cream and Reeses Pieces.
Where: Sugar Factory American Brasserie: 46 Gansevoort St., Manhattan(Credit: Sugar Factory American Brasserie)
If you love PB & J
Craving an old school peanut butter and jelly sandwich with an upgrade? This is not your mom's brown bagged lunch, though it may induce nostalgia all the same.
PB ... J ice cream sandwiches, chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwiches and assorted popsicles join forces in The General's Freezer for one sweet walk down memory lane.
Where: The General: 199 Bowery, Manhattan(Credit: The General)
If you love wacky flavors
If it's an outside the box ice cream sandwich you crave, it's time to start chasing the CoolHaus ice cream sandwich truck. But before you do, strap in your taste-buds and prepare for a wild ride, because you'll be choosing from ice cream flavors that include beer and pretzels, fried chicken and waffles, and Peking duck, and cookies like maple flapjack and potato chip and butterscotch.
Where: CoolHaus: Follow @CoolhausNY on Twitter for location updates.(Credit: Flickr/Emma Story)