As the temperature steadily rises in Vancouver keep your cool this summer with everyone’s favourite frozen treat: a delectable ice cream sandwich.
With a bounty of ice cream makers putting a unique spin on this classic dessert here are six ice cream sandwiches to try this summer.
Nestled between a delicious thin chocolate wafer, the ice cream sandwiches ($5.99) at this Gastown Bakery are an extremely popular treat, particularly when the weather begins to heat up. Cadeaux Bakery always carries their classic vanilla ice cream sandwich and the second is a flavour that changes regularly. Right now it is toffee pecan.
Address: 172 Powell Street
Every year Beta5 launches a delicious range of ice cream sandwiches. This summer flavours include: strawberry and Tahitian vanilla ice creams on a vanilla sugar cookie, as well as the popular s’more ice cream sandwich comprised of milk chocolate and toasted marshmallow ice creams on a graham cracker macaron.
Address: 413 Industrial Avenue
Sweet Bake Shop
This Yaletown bakery offers appropriately sweet ice cream sandwiches. The flavours rotate throughout the summer and are priced at $4.75. An all time customer favourite is a chunk of vanilla ice cream between two home baked chocolate chip cookies.
Address: 1141 Mainland Street, Yaletown
Bella Gelateria consistently tops the list as having the best gelato in Vancouver, so it should come as no surprise that the Italian inspired ice creamery serves up exquisite hand-crafted ice cream sandwiches ($4.75). With cool concoctions like snickerdoodle and scotch cookie with black sesame gelato, chocolate and rosemary cookie with earl grey tea gelato, and a gingerbread cookie with Amerena cherry gelato, there are more than enough reasons to drop by Bella Gelateria.
Address: 1089 Marinaside Crescent, Yaletown
Address: 1001 W Cordova Street, Coal Harbour
Brown Paper Packages
Specializing in small-batch and artisanal ice cream sandwiches, Vancouver-based Brown Paper Packages produces irresistible frozen treats. Sold at local food markets around the city as well as at Pazzo Chow in Chinatown ($6.25), Brown Paper Packages offers refreshing and intriguing flavour combinations like goat cheese and blueberry ice cream with an oatmeal and lemon cookie.
Address: Pazzo Chow, 620 Quebec Street, Chinatown
The latest food craze to hit the streets of Vancouver comes in the form of the utterly addictive churros ice cream sandwich. Brought to life by Hugo’s Churros this delicious cinnamon-sugar crusted morsel is comprised premium vanilla bean gelato from Vancouver’s very own Mario’s Gelati, which comes sandwiched between two flattened rounds of churros.