As the temps creep past 90°, the maximally portable, easy-to-eat ice cream sandwich is our pick for the coolest dessert on the street. We love how the old-fashioned treat doesn’t require accessories like sugar cones, spoons, ice-cream scoops, bicep strength, or wooden sticks to enjoy.
And all across the South, the frozen confection has gone from being a Good Humor icon to a food artisan’s muse. Look out gourmet ice-pop peeps, spots like Atomic Ice Cream Sandwiches in Atlanta and Nye’s Cream Sandwiches of Wilmington, North Carolina, are sandwiching simple, delicious ingredients (like mint ice cream and Dutch chocolate cookies) that pack far more nostalgia than things like Lemongrass-Bourbon-Watermelon-Mint pops.
If you can’t make it to Atomic or Nye’s, make your own ice cream sandwiches. You’ll impress the socks off your family and friends with our killer Chewy Brownie Ice-Cream Sandwich. We’re particularly smitten with the latter recipe because you can make one giant sandwich and swiftly slice it into individual servings.