East End Sweets: Ice Cream Sandwiches We Love
June 12, 2012 | East End Eats
Coolhuas red velvet and dirty mint ice cream sandwich
Though craved year-round, ice cream sandwiches are especially desirable during hot summer months. There's something decidedly perfect about fresh-baked cookies and cool, just-churned ice cream—full butterfat, of course! In the Hamptons, cookies vary from thin and crisp to soft and chewy, and ice cream fillings range from decadent and dark to light and studded with fresh summer fruits. Here are a few of our favorite East End ice cream sandwiches.
Known for bold flavors and velvety textures, the Coolhaus ice cream sandwich truck has returned to the Hamptons for a second season. You can find the truck parked outside of Trina Turk East Hampton every Saturday (1–3:30 PM) throughout June. The menu at Coolhaus is a mix-and-match affair. Try combining red velvet and dirty mint ice cream (ABOVE), which we think is pretty close to perfection. Fun fact: The wrapper, made of rice paper and soy-based ink, is completely edible. 79 Main St., East Hampton
At the takeout patisserie of Pierre's in Bridgehampton, head straight to the back freezer for two flavors of ice cream sandwiches. One couples vanilla ice cream with chocolate chip cookies, while the other pairs chocolate ice cream with white chocolate chip chocolate cookies. Both the cookies and ice cream are house-made at Pierre's. If you crave a soft, chewy cookie and creamy ice cream, this is where you want to be. 2468 Main St., Bridgehampton, 537-5110
Tate’s Bake Shop
Sandwiching together whisper-thin chocolate chip cookies and Joe & Liza’s ice cream (locally made at Bay Burger), Tate’s Bake Shop’s Tate-Wich is the most talked-about ice cream sandwich of the season. The crisp and addictive cookies have a buttery flavor that makes them ideal for ice cream sandwiches. 43 North Sea Road, Southampton, 283-9830
One sandwich that didn’t make the list but will debut soon is a collaborative effort packing Joe & Liza’s ice cream between two dreamy Sag Harbor Baking Co. chocolate wafer cookies. Word has it that the sandwich will be sold at Bay Burger later this season.
—KATHY YL CHAN