Feed Your Friends: The Return of the Ice Cream Sandwich

There’s a reason that Chipwiches were a huge part of our awkwardly plump early teen years… they were the bomb. And we wouldn’t take back any of our thirteen-year-old back fat to have eaten fewer.

So you can imagine how excited we were when we realized that ice cream sandwiches are making a major comeback along with Juicy tracksuits (we know, we mention these a lot, but now it’s topical), platform sneakers, and large be-cased cell phones. The old classic is being re-interpreted, multiplied, and upgraded at bakeries, restaurants, food carts, and food halls. Some flavors are downright fancy, others totally kooky, like the OddPockets from Odd Fellows (ice cream sandwiches mushed between warmed Brioche buns) or Melt Bakery’s Elvis Sandwich, packed with peanut butter and banana goodness. We’re taste testing across the city (and doubling up gym time) and creating one or two easy to make gourmet versions for our own dinner parties.

So sandwich on with our DIY ice cream sandwiches for your next dinner party or with our list of must-eat fancy sandwiches around the city.


#FAT Ice Cream Sandwich Recipes

Red Velvet Caramel Crunch Ice Cream Sandwich
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Leggo My Maple Eggo Ice Cream Sandwich
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Technicolor Funfetti Ice Cream Sandwich

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The Ice Cream Sandwich Directory

Genuine Suprette
191 Grand St, New York, NY 10013

This new Nolita no frills cafe has a menu for all your cravings with a Cali-inspired take on diner-classic desserts, especially their ice cream sandwiches and shakes.

Odd Fellows Sandwich Shop
75 E. 4th St. NY, NY 11218

This Brooklyn ice cream establishment has turned their East Village outpost into a sandwich shop, featuring a rotating menu of make your own or their signature nouveau version, The OddPockets.

Melt Bakery
132 Orchard Street NY, NY 10002

The Melt Bakery guys have been around for the last couple of years, and started whipping up their signature Elvis (peanut butter cookie with banana ice cream) back in 2012, way before it was a real trend. And, we must say, they’ve perfected the creative, perfectly baked take on the ice cream/cookie combo.

Milk and Cookies
19 Commerce St. NY, NY 10014
212-243-1640

This quaint West Village cookie shop may be known for their cookies, but since they introduced ice cream sandwiches, demand for their classic flavors was so high that they now ship nationwide!

Pop Bar
5 Carmine St. NY, NY 10014
(212) 255-4874

The West Village Pop Bar, known for gelato on a stick, is jumping on the bandwagon with their newest addition to the menu, the Pop Bun. We’re pretty sure this warm gelato sandwich is the perfect way to enjoy ice cream in the cold.

Meatball Shop
Various Locations

As one of our favorite places to grab a quick, cheap eat, The Meatball Shop is not new to this trend. Since opening, they’ve had an entire Make Your Own Ice Cream Sandwich dessert menu that includes a changing variety of ice creams and cookies.

Dominique Ansel Kitchen
137 Seventh Avenue South
(212) 242-5111

At the latest restaurant from the inventor of the cronut, Dominique Ansel Kitchen, a pastry & dessert-lover’s paradise, you can chow down on a chic creation: the brown sugar DKA Ice Cream Sandwich with smoked caramel.

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