There are three things that are universally loved by foodies around the world: ice cream, cookies, and sandwiches. Whoever had the absolutely brilliant — nay, MacArthur-level genius — idea of combining all three into one delectable dessert deserves an award. Perhaps one made from an ice cream sandwich.
Well, whoever that was, their legacy is celebrated by many devoted followers right here in Westchester. From the widely-favorited vanilla ice cream in between two chocolate chip cookies, to more out-there varieties like a high-end matcha creation, Westchester’s ice cream shops offer some really satisfying ice cream sandwiches.
Head to the Croton favorite — and certified-green — ice-cream shop The Blue Pig for thoughtfully sourced ice cream laid between homemade cookies. The options change daily, but past options have included oatmeal chocolate chip or vegan chocolate chip cookies with vanilla ice cream.
Bona Bona’s signature flavors are the ideal filling between two luscious cookies. Choose between a host of mind-blowing in-house flavors like roasted pistachio, Nutella s’mores, and Holy Cannoli to be sandwiched in the middle of your choice of cookie: brownie and cookie dough, chocolate chunk, double chocolate chunk, or rainbow.
For a more elevated treat, head to The Barn at Bedford Post Inn, fresh with a new chef and new ideas. One of those ideas from Chef Roxanne Spruance is this crazy-delicious matcha ice cream sandwich. Sandwiched between two layers of matcha shortbread and served with peach jam and blackberry sorbet, this is one dessert you don’t want to miss out on.
Ordering a six-pack of ice cream sandwiches for the gang from Village Creamery will make everyone happy. Each sandwich includes chocolate or vanilla ice cream between chocolate chip cookies and dipped in colorful sprinkles!
A walk down the waterfront can only be made better with an ice cream sandwich in hand. If that experience is calling your name, The Hudson Creamery will be your go-to for a delicious treat. Order any of their scrumptious and homemade flavors — including larger-than-life options like strawberry balsamic, lemon sorbet, or cherry chocolate chunk — to sit between chocolate chip or oatmeal cookies. You can even get it hand-dipped in chocolate! Cannoli and flying saucer options are also available.