Celebrate National Ice Cream Sandwich Day this weekend on Saturday August 2! For those with a sweet tooth, these cool treats from local eateries will hit the spot. They may be a little messy on a hot summer’s day, but they are most definitely worth it!
Francois Payard Bakery: Chef Francois Payard is celebrating National Ice Cream Day this summer by creating a delicious creation. His ice cream sandwiches have a touch of French in them by putting ice cream and sorbet in between handmade macaron shells. Take your pick from Salted Caramel, Pistachio Raspberry, Coconut Mango, and Passion Fruit Cheesecake. $5 each
Location: 116 W Houston Street
Magnolia Bakery: Magnolia Bakery’s ice cream sandwiches are back and better than ever! Offering flavors such as double fudge brownie, red velvet, magic cookie bar, and lemon bar. Celebrate this summer with one of these sweet treats! $6 each
Check out their website to find a location near you (including their famed West Village outpost)!
Melt Bakery: New York’s first ice cream sandwich store started in the summer of 2010. Since being open they have created some of the most delicious sandwiches. For those with a big appetite the regular size is perfect for you, but for those who just want a little taste their sandwiches come in mini sizes too! Try the Elvis, which consists of peanut butter cookies with banana ice cream or the lovelet that has cream cheese ice cream in between red velvet meltcakes. $5 regular size, $3 mini
Location: 132 Orchard Street
Meatball Shop: When it comes to ice cream sandwiches, the bigger the better right? Make sure you leave room for desert at Meatball Shop because you won’t want to miss out on their ice cream sandwiches. Take your pick of cookie to be topped with your choice of ice cream flavor.
Check out their website to find a location in NYC near you!
Milk & Cookies: Ice cream smooshed between two cookies sounds like the best treat! At Milk & Cookies take your pick from some of the most delicious choices. Over the Rainbow ice cream sandwich is M&M sugar cookies with vanilla ice cream in the middle. For those chocolate lovers the Cocoa Monster has dark chocolate ice cream in between double chocolate cookies. $5.50 each
Location: 19 Commerce Street
The Good Batch: Visit Smorgasburg in Brooklyn for a different ice cream sandwich menu each weekend from this yummy bakery! These tasty sandwiches come in an array of divine flavors–and are humongous! The menu for National Ice Cream Sandwich Day is full of Nutella, coconut, brown butter salty cookies, and of course, ice cream!
Locations: Williamsburg waterfront (Kent Ave and N. 7 th Street) on Saturdays and Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 5 on Sundays
CoolHaus: Indulge in a scrumptious Sammie this summer from this fab local food truck! A Sammie is a cookie filled with unique ice cream flavors. The Louis Ba-Kahn is a chocolate chip cookie filled with a brown butter candied bacon ice cream. If you’re looking for a more traditional Sammie, the Mies Vanilla Rohe is right up your alley!
Location: Check out their website to find a truck near you!