Coolhaus Ice Cream Truck Returns Today
I’ll admit that I was a little skeptical when I started reading about Coolhaus’ ice cream sandwiches. Sure, the reviews were great, and yes, it’s hard to find, but $5 for an ice cream sandwich? Do I look like I’m made of money here? Blondie’s endorsement tipped the scales and last week I decided to give this LA originated truck a look-see.
I saw they were packing Brown Butter Bacon Ice Cream courtesy of the ML Twitter Tracker, unfortunately they were all out by the time I got to the truck. Wah, wah. I consoled myself with Dirty Mint Chip ice cream sandwiched between Double Chocolate cookies.
The ice cream sandwiches are made to order and you can choose from a selection of cookies and ice creams to make your own combo. Ice cream sandwiches run $5 and a double decker fetches $8. The ice cream skyscraper (they don’t even divulge how many deckers are involved) is $20 or free if you finish it yourself (ML Challenge? I’m looking at you StreetMeasOnsumer3008).
If you’re a mint chocolate chip fan, this sandwich is freaking spectacular. The ice cream is a vanilla base with real mint leaves and chocolate bits, so it has a clean, fresh taste. The cookies were soft, chewy and mega chocolate-y.
My only complaint is the sandwich, how shall I put this…it lacked structural integrity. From the above pic you can see there’s some melting action going on. When I sunk my teeth into it the roof and floor collapsed as the melty ice cream seeped out the sides. There are no photos as I quickly demolished the wreckage and my hands were too sticky to take any additional snaps. This could be due in part to a busy day and the ice cream already being melty from continual freezer opening throughout the afternoon, but considering it wasn’t particularly hot, this could be a problem when the temperatures finally start rising. Forewarned is forearmed…just make sure you have some napkins.
With endorsements like Lunch’r Formz “Just got back from CoolHouse. Had the red velvet cookie with the balsamic fig and mascarpone cheese ice cream. Holy. Fuck. That was the best thing I’ve ever eaten from a truck.” I anticipate that they’ll have a very busy summer. I know I’ll be making return trips.
They are scheduled to be at 52nd and Lex from Noon-10pm today. Use the secret password: “Beekman Tower” to get $1 off if you buy 2 sandwiches. As always check the Twitter Tracker or their twitter @coolhausny before you go for any spot updates.