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6 ice cream sandwiches to try this summer

Ice cream season is here and this summer is all about the sandwich.

Restaurants and stand-alone shops across the city are using bread, cereal, cookies, fruit and even booze to create new ways to enjoy the sweet staple. Here are six to try:

Treat House’s Strawberry Shortcake Treat Bar

Crisp rice cereal covers Ronnybrook vanilla ice cream,
Photo Credit: Linda Rosier

Crisp rice cereal covers Ronnybrook vanilla ice cream, which in turn is coated by a light-pink white chocolate shell and white and dark pink drizzle, in this ice cream bar on a stick. Treat bars in chocolate mint, cookies & cream, chocolate peanut butter, tutti frutti (pineapple and raspberry) and Treat Houses signature Bake Sale are also offered. $5; Treat House, 452 Amsterdam Ave., 212-799-7779, treathouse.com

Pearl & Ash’s Negroni ice cream sandwich

Hows this for a dessert cocktail: Two pieces
Photo Credit: Pearl and Ash

Hows this for a dessert cocktail: Two pieces of orange-vanilla flavored cake are the shell for sweet ice cream infused with bitter Campari, semi-sweet vermouth rosso and gin. $6; 220 Bowery, 212-837-2370, pearlandash.com

M’o Il Gelato’s Gelato Panino

Sandwich is taken quite literally with this savory
Photo Credit: M'o Il Gelato

Sandwich is taken quite literally with this savory treat. A scoop of flavored gelato (choose from vanilla, chocolate, tiramisu, stracciatella, caffe and more) is placed inside a flavorless brioche. The bread is then pressed for 30 seconds, creating a warm outside while allowing the gelato to maintain its cold temperature, and powdered with sugar. $6; Gansevoort Market, 353 W 14th St., 347-754-2790, gansmarket.com

Francois Payard’s macaron ice cream sandwiches

The French bakery's popular mashup is back for
Photo Credit: Francois Payard

The French bakery's popular mashup is back for the season, featuring house-made macarons and ice cream. Choose from pistachio raspberry, salted caramel and strawberry cheesecake flavors. Find the summer treat at all NYC locations of Francois Payard Bakery & Patisserie. $5; multiple locations, payard.com

Sugar Factory American Brasserie’s Bananas Foster

What started as a seasonal item last summer,
Photo Credit: Sugar Factory American Brasserie

What started as a seasonal item last summer, gourmet ice cream sandwiches have become a staple on the sugar-filled menu. The Bananas Foster is a standout, with white chocolate macadamia nut cookies sandwiching bananas foster ice cream and garnished with whipped cream and white chocolate shavings. Other options include classic, mudslide, peanut butter cup, strawberry rainbow and mint. $11; 835 Washington St., 212-414-8700, sugarfactory.com

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