I’ve never really understood a time when you would want to slap and hug someone at the same time until now. A good friend of mine, Helen Chuan, surprised me this morning with a gift from the freezer. I instantly saw the words COOLHAUS and Bacon come to my attention as I held the cold packaging. I was gifted a “LOUIS BA-KAHN” from COOLHAUS. It is a chocolate chip cookie and brown butter candied bacon ice cream sandwich.
This 5.2 ounce ice cream sandwich is definitely “architecturally-inspired”. In the past, I consumed a ton of bacon flavored ice cream with bacon chunks in them but I’ve never had an ice cream like this one before. What makes this ice cream stand out is that the bacon is crispy. I’m not sure if it’s the fact that the bacon is candied because I’ve had other ice cream shop there with candied bacon where the bacon comes out soggy and chewy.
The brown butter flavored ice cream on its own stands out very well. It is very creamy and the consistency works well with the cookie and bacon. The cookie portion of the sandwich didn’t amaze me. I use the cookie more as a delivery mechanism for the delicious ice cream. However, the cookie did stand out because it was crispier than others I’ve had.
Oh, this is what I ate for breakfast.
Here’s the Coolhaus story:
At Coolhaus, we love all types of food and pride ourselves on our creativity and palate. We sit down for a meal and think “Shucks, wouldn’t that make a good ice cream sandwich combo?” True example: pickled ginger radish and wasabi at a sushi dinner became a Ginger cookie and Wasabi ice cream sandwich at the first ever Los Angeles Street Food Festival.
But first and foremost is our dedication to quality and sustainability. Every Coolhaus Ice Cream Sandwich is all-natural, handmade and organic whenever possible. Our dairy is sustainably produced and artificial growth hormone free. We use local and seasonal farmer’s market fresh ingredients. Plus, every ice cream sandwich is wrapped in a customizable, edible wrapper that is all-natural and calorie-free. Talk about being Green! Instead of throwing away your wrapper, you get to eat it! The wrapper can also be printed on with edible ink, which means it can sport your company logo, birthday mugshot, or a message to friends.
With this marriage of creativity and sustainability, we thrive to push the boundaries of sweet and savory by featuring unique ice cream flavors that you can’t get anywhere else, on cookies made with love. Feeling adventurous? Try our Brown Butter and Candied Bacon ice cream on Chocolate Chip cookies. Or maybe our seasonal Olive Oil Rosemary ice cream our version of Brioche cookies will do the trick. Going classic never hurt either – Mies Vanilla Rohe (Vanilla ice cream + Chocolate Chip cookie) or Frank Berry (Strawberry ice cream + Snickerdoodle cookie) are very respectable choices.
Forgot to mention where to get one if you’re not following their food truck. Check your local Whole Foods.