These are some monster sandwiches. Each one technically contains two portions.
A fan favorite of the tasting group, this combines double chocolate chip cookies and dirty mint chip ice cream. The cookies are chewy, fudgey, and almost brownie-like. They make the perfect contrast for the light and refreshing mint ice cream. You can see the specks of real mint in the cream and definitely taste them too.
This sandwich combines snickerdoodle cookies and sea salted caramel ice cream. Each component of this sandwich works, from the soft, buttery, and cinnamon-rich cookie to the ice cream that's creamy and soft with a strong caramel flavor. There's just enough salt to bring the flavors forward.
This sandwich pairs chocolate chip cookies with brown butter candied bacon ice cream. The chocolate chip cookies (also used in the Mies Vanilla Rohe) are classic chocolate chip cookies that taste like a good version of a Mrs. Feilds. Unfortunately you lose them in the sandwich. Tasters felt the ice cream was too rich, with an overpowering taste of porky bacon.
Renzo Apple Pie-Ano
The combination of oatmeal raisin cookies with baked apple ice cream tastes like fall—frozen. The ice cream carries the same flavor profile as the inside of an apple pie. It's a great match for the oat-y, rustic cookie. (Maybe we should start baking our apple pies in oatmeal cookie crusts.) Raisins add little pops of sweetness.
Mies Vanilla Rohe
A throwback to the original Chipwhich, this combines chocolate chip cookies and tahitian vanilla bean ice cream. The ice cream is smooth and rich and, thanks to the beans, intensely vanilla, while the cookies are chewy with notes of brown sugar.
The cookies come individually wrapped in shiny paper.