America’s Most Outrageous Ice Cream Sandwiches

When it comes to this iconic summertime treat, these spots get pretty creative

Sprinkles Ice Cream Shop
Sprinkles Ice Cream Shop
An ice cream sandwich from Sprinkles Ice Cream Shop in Los Angeles.

Let’s paint the picture: you’re at the beach (or the park) as a child, enjoying a perfect, carefree summer afternoon playing around and soaking up the sun. Suddenly you hear the familiar chime of the Good Humor truck rolling down the street. You order an ice cream sandwich; the vanilla ice cream starts to melt as soon as you begin unwrapping and the residue from the chocolate wafers sticks to your fingers. End scene.

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Certainly, ice cream sandwiches have come a long way since the iconic Good Humor variety — chefs and ice cream artisans across the country pride themselves on offering innovative and unique twists on this summertime treat. From changing up the base of the sandwich, using anything from slices of banana bread to freshly baked chocolate chip cookies, to including unusual ice cream flavors inside, the room for creativity is boundless.

So what makes an ice cream sandwich outrageous? It’s all about the ingredients. How about a giant sandwich flanked by two enormous vanilla French macaron shells, filled with Tahitian vanilla ice cream with caramelized bananas, dark rum ice cream, caramel ice cream, and walnut brittle ice cream? Or perhaps a sandwich that includes decadent foie gras ice cream sandwiched between two homemade gingersnap cookies is more up your alley. Take a look through this heavenly collection and try not to let your mouth water too much.

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Have your cardiac specialist on speed dial if you decide to eat some of these stupidities.

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