Coolhaus is known for serving oversized ice cream sandwiches that come in inventive flavors (think Cinnamon Toast Crunch cookies and Chocolate Chipotle BBQ Jack Daniels ice cream). With trucks already roaming five cities and one brick and mortar store, their sandwiches are now coming to a supermarket near you. We gave them a try.
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The Coolhaus ice cream truck has come a long way since its inception three years ago. As the third ever employee on Coolhaus' payroll, Truck Manager Lisa Dring has been with Coolhaus since its ice-cream-out-of-a-postal-truck days, slinging its famed sandwiches from Coachella to bar mitzvahs, and has noticed some key differences vending between the New York and the company's home in Los Angeles.
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My ice cream sandwich cravings tend to hit without warning, and I think the red and white Coolhaus trucks around the city definitely induce a Pavlovian response. These are ice cream sandwiches to unhinge your jaw, shove your face into, and revel in the melty cream that drips down your fingers.
Ice Cream Sandwiches from the Coolhaus truck, a recent newcomer from Los Angeles, are $5 each and easily shared between two. Mix and match cookie and ice cream flavors among the many offerings which change daily.
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