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ISO Ice Cream Sandwiches

daves_32 Jul 2, 2012 06:11 AM

Good morning Hounds-
I just returned from a visit to Michigan. One thing that was in abundance there was house made ice cream sandwiches. Do we have any around here? Extra points if the ice cream uses beer. Please keep it in DC or Northern Virginia. The only ice cream sandwich I have had around town is at Dairy Godmother. Help me out.

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    mscoffee1 Jul 29, 2012 06:46 PM

    I just saw this in the Post's Going Out Guide:
    Pitango Gelato chief executive Noah Dan unveiled an icy treat that reminded him of his summers in Italy: a toasty, eggy brioche sandwich, stuffed with creamy gelato. Since then, the Pitango locations in Chinatown and in Logan Circle have been serving the brioche con gelato on Saturdays and Sundays. To make it, the staff butters and toasts fresh brioche shipped in from a local baker, then sprinkles the warm bun with a little sugar and salt and tucks your favorite gelato flavor inside. Traditionalist? Stick with Dan’s recomendation: The simple fior di latte (cream) or nocciola (hazelnut). 413 Seventh St. NW. 202-885-9607. 1451 P St. NW. 202-332-8877. www.pitangogelato.com.

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      hamster Jul 29, 2012 01:41 PM

      Much better than Sugar Magnolia, I just tried a Stumptown coffee ice cream-chocolate cookie sandwich from Cork Market (14th and S). Very good ice cream, it was pretty solid. $4.40.
      They also had vanilla cookie with cherry ice cream, and peanut butter cookie with banana-caramel ice cream.

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        Steve Jul 5, 2012 04:38 AM

        I had a great one recently at Eat Bar in Arlington. Excellent chocolate chip cookie with peanut butter ice cream. But the chalkboard menu changes regularly so I'm not sure you can count on it being there.

        1. ipsedixit Jul 4, 2012 09:56 PM

          Willard Room has a an ice cream sandwich dessert (i.e., ice cream and biscuits) on their dessert menu.

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            dzoey Jul 4, 2012 09:33 PM

            The Potbelly sandwich chain makes home made ice cream sandwiches. They take two of their cookies (you choose flavor) and a scoop of ice cream (you choose flavor) and make it for you. It's pretty big but delicious.

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              Elyssa Jul 2, 2012 12:48 PM

              There is also an ice cream sandwich food truck...can't remember the name though. Anyone know?

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                bmorecupcake Jul 7, 2012 12:13 AM

                Sinplicity. Their sandwiches are called Sinwiches. They make all the components for their sandwiches themselves.

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                  Elyssa Jul 30, 2012 05:37 AM

                  There is another one I was thinking of....Captain Cookie. Their ice cream sandwiches are made to order with any ice cream and cookie combo they happen to be serving that day: http://captaincookiedc.com/menu/

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                katecm Jul 2, 2012 08:47 AM

                This doesn't fully fit the bill, but if you need a mid-day fix: https://twitter.com/#!/Scoops2u

                1. ktmoomau Jul 2, 2012 08:27 AM

                  I think BakeshopVA is making them, but not beer ones. You might also check Buzz Bakery. I know Rustico used to make Guinness cupcakes, don't know if they might have switched it up for summer.

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                    Elyssa Jul 2, 2012 07:51 AM

                    You should check out the new Sugar Magnolia in Cleveland Park. It's right next door (and sister restaurants) to Ripple and from what I hear, they have some amazing house made ice cream sandwiches with funky flavors (here's an article about it: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03...).

                    Ripple also just opened a grilled cheese bar happy hour. Personally I would go get the grilled cheese for dinner and then head next door for an ice cream sandwich for dessert---what's better than that!

                    Also...where in Michigan were you finding these house made ice cream sandwiches? I travel there all the time to visit my bf.

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                      daves_32 Jul 2, 2012 09:02 AM

                      Elyssa, if I recall your previous posts, you are headed towards Detroit? I am talking about the west side of the state. There are lots of places in the beach areas on Lake Michigan. The place that is causing the craving is HopCat in Grand Rapids. They have a few beer ice creams between their own cookies.

                      1. re: daves_32
                        Elyssa Jul 2, 2012 12:47 PM

                        I spend a lot of time in the Detroit area (my bf works there and lives in AA). But we also go to Saugatuck on occasion (GR is on the way...so good to know). We also go up to the Traverse City/Lelanau Peninsula every year for vacation (we'll be there in August).

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                        mdpilam Jul 2, 2012 09:36 AM

                        Just an FYI, Sugar Magnolia pre-makes their ice cream sandwiches, and sticks them in the freezer. (I was expecting fresh cookies with handmade ice cream sandwiched between) I was pretty disappointed in the maple bacon waffle ICS.

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                          hamster Jul 2, 2012 10:19 AM

                          Agreed, I tried it a few weeks ago and was extremely disappointed. I didn't even finish mine, not a good sign. The ice cream was not particularly good (not much flavor, not at all creamy), the cookies were fine, and the overall product was 'meh.' I tried the chocolate chip-vanilla ice cream.

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