Yesterday was National Ice Cream Day, a pretty glorious holiday. And Hester Street Fair (a seasonal designer/crafts/food fair on Saturdays and Sundays) celebrated with an ice cream social. There were some pretty solid contenders, but a little, magical, ice cream sandwich from Melt Bakery caught my attention.
Now, this local and sustainable ice cream sandwich company, has their own store front on the Lower East Side where they’re making the cookies and ice cream fresh on site. I had their Thick Mint (Crackly Chocolate Cookies and Peppermint Ice Cream). This ice cream sandwich makes a frozen Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookie look like a poor man’s treat. The chocolate cookie has just the perfect amount of chew, with a great chocolate flavor and crunch from the large sugar granules confecting the top. The ice cream is cool and refreshing (obviously it’s cold, but cool from the peppermint flavor), and creamy, without being overly rich.
Name: Melt Bakery
Location: 132 Orchard Street, NYC
The Long and Short: Would I go back? For sure. Since I haven’t actually been to the store itself, I’ll need to go. But, they also vend at the fair and the High Line.
Would I recommend it? Frozen York’s and Thin Mints are for chumps after you’ve had the Thick Mint. But, if that’s not your flavor, they also have a handful of others that sound amazing too.