I remember me and friends were talking about the next big food truck. I cleverly thought of a food truck that serves ice cream — going back to the basics with a twist. After a bit of silence, my friends burst out in laughter, teasing me that there were ice cream trucks everywhere! Far beyond my time, a slew of gourmet ice cream trucks came following after. My favorite? Coolhaus.
I had some ice cream sandwiches where the cookie was too soft, or the ice cream tasted like ordinary. Coolhaus on the other hand does theirs perfectly. I had a chance to try the balsamic fig and mascarpone on a double chocolate cookie, and the ricotta and sour cherry on a lemon rosemary cookie. These flavors were really nice.
The balsamic fig and mascarpone is my favorite. A little sweet from the figs and balsamic, and the mascarpone cheese just rounds out the flavors nicely. The sour cherry and ricotta had a subtle cherry flavor with a creamy texture — it tasted like a cherry cream soda, but creamier.
The lemon rosemary cookie was a bit off putting though. The double chocolate was sweet and familiar, whereas the rosemary was a bit too savory for me. Even though I didn’t like the taste, I crave that cookie once in a while. The cookies held the ice cream well without falling apart. I was sad that they ran out of the red velvet cookie, but my double chocolate chip cookie was good second choice. It looked good with the cross cross frosting over it.
The best part is the edible wrapper. Made from potato starch, the wrapper holding the sandwiches are completely edible. Though it tasted like nothing, it was cool to be able to eat it. No waste, no fuss. Little things like this make Coolhaus special.
These really are the best ice cream sandwiches. The ice cream flavors in itself are amazing, let alone, the cookies. They should really consider selling these world wide at markets and specialty stores. No, maybe not. These wouldn’t be special now would they — It wouldn’t even be from an ice cream truck like I imagined in the beginning. For now, we have to follow them on Twitter @COOLHAUS I guess.