Melt Into an Ice Cream Sandwich in the D

By: Michael Fossbakk | July 27, 2018

I think we all remember the ice cream sandwiches of our childhood. Vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two pieces of chocolate “bread.” Simple, right? Well, things have changed…

Below, you’ll find a list of places where you can get all kinds of exotic ice cream sandwiches. How would you like some homemade ice cream between two homemade chocolate chip cookies? What if those cookies were donuts? Or waffles!? I know; it sounds too good to be true, but it’s not. It’s real and it’s here in Metro Detroit!

Cool Jacks

Cool-Jacks

Photo courtesy of Cool Jacks.

At Cool Jacks in Southfield and Sylvan Lake, ice cream sandwiches are the specialty. Using fresh, homemade cookies and their award-winning ice cream, Cool Jacks’ ice cream sandwiches are a perfect combination. Pair “Bananarama” (caramelized banana with rum) ice cream with a pair of peanut butter cookies or cranberry marshmallow ice cream with a pair of caramel apple cookies. Not all flavors are always available, but you can also find Cool Jacks ice cream sandwiches in local grocery stores, like Busch’s, Fresh Thyme Markets and Westborn Markets.

Treat Dreams

Treat Dreams in Ferndale is known for its eclectic variety of ice cream flavors (extra virgin olive oil, anyone?), all made in-house. It didn’t take long before Treat Dreams decided to combine their fan-favorite ice cream flavors with their melt-in-your-mouth cookies. Say hello to the Kooky Monster Ice Cream Sandwich! Or, how about a thick layer of Mounds Road ice cream in between two chocolate chunk cookies? It’s all possible at Treat Dreams!

The Custard Hut

The-Custard-Hut

Top: plain waffle with vanilla custard, fresh strawberries and toasted coconut.
Bottom: chocolate chip waffle with vanilla custard and toasted coconut.
Photo courtesy of The Custard Hut.

As if a donut ice cream sandwich wasn’t enough, The Custard Hut in Dearborn Heights makes delicious hot waffle custard sandwiches. Get any of their delicious frozen custard flavors sandwiched between two hot waffles and add some toppings, like strawberries, Nutella and powdered sugar for a frozen treat you’ll never forget.

Holy Moly Donut Shop

You’ve tried ice cream sandwiches made with real cookies, but now you can try one sandwiched between two donuts! Holy Moly Donut Shop in Detroit makes ice cream sandwiches with your choice of cookies, donuts or brownies as the “bread.” Add some toppings, like fruity pebbles, chopped up chocolate bars and more, and glaze that sucker with one of five different glazes and you’ll be wondering why you never tried this before!