As a child of the 80s, I have fond memories of enjoying a Chipwich on a hot summer day. After all, you didn't always get a Chipwhich--it was the premium treat on the ice cream truck, it wasn't any old ice cream sandwich. A couple weeks ago I had a chance to try ice cream cookie sandwich at Jacques Torres and I can confirm it wasn't any old ice cream sandwich either...
I've been a Jacques Torres fan since I discovered his Wicked Hot Chocolate at the Chocolate Show a few years back. I haven't tasted any hot chocolate that's as rich and delicious since. Since you can pick up Wicked Hot Chocolate at many specialty stores in the city, I haven't actually gone to any of Jacques Torres locations. When Lawman's aunt came into town for the weekend and wanted to try pizza at Grimaldi's, dessert at JT seemed liked the perfect way to cap off a summer afternoon.
The little Brooklyn shop was pretty crowded mid afternoon on that Saturday, but with some clever maneuvering we were able to snag one of the two tables in the window. Lawman spied the ice cream sandwiches in the little freezer case immediately and grabbed one and I went for a frozen Wicked Hot Chocolate.
The Frozen Wicked Hot Chocolate was nice and thick. But it lost some of the spiciness in the freezing. It was refreshing for a hot day but I think I still to the regular Wicked Hot Chocolate.
Now the Ice Cream Sandwich was absolutely heavenly. They had several flavor options: chocolate, vanilla, banana--as Lawman was choosing his a group of people came in and bought 20 to go, so we might have missed some of the flavor options. We went for the traditional vanilla which was a perfect compliment to the rich, buttery chewy chocolate chip cookies. Sorry Chipwich, I'll always remember you as my first, but you've been replaced as my premium ice cream sandwich of my heart. Next time I'm definitely trying it with banana ice cream. If you want to make your own at home, the nice ladies behind the counter told me that the cookies are made with the Jacques Torres French Kiss Cookie mix.
Ice Cream Sandwich: $5
French Kiss Cookie Mix: $12.95
Jacques Torres D.U.M.B.O.
66 Water Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Monday-Saturday, 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Sundays from 10 am to 6 pm