It’s no secret to those who know me that my love of dessert borders on obsession. Apropos, I’ve decided to begin a quest to sample all the best sweets New York has to offer. Someone has to do it. You’ll see the results here, in a series called Sweet Thing. First up, my new favorite summer sugar fix:
Behold, the Coolhaus ice-cream sandwich. First served out of a refurbished postal truck at the Coachella music festival in 2009, these mammoth, made-to-order creations are now available in three cities, with a bricks-and-mortar shop on the way in Los Angeles. Inspired in part by the Bauhaus movement and the legendary Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, founders Natasha and Freya set out to create "architecturally inspired" ice-cream sandwiches using gourmet ingredients. Choose from a plethora of handmade flavors - on my visit, I tried roasted pear and nutmeg sorbet on double chocolate cookies.
Oh, and did I mention that the sandwiches come wrapped in edible paper?
Follow Coolhaus on Twitter for truck locations in New York, Los Angeles, and Austin.