Jacques Torres Ice Cream Sandwich


The ice cream sandwich gleams in the hot sun of last week with vanilla ice cream.

Summer is nearly upon us, and with it comes an obsession with frozen treats. Count among the newer and better ones Jacques Torres’s ice cream sandwich.

Available with a choice of chocolate, strawberry, or vanilla ice cream as filling, the sandwich deploys a pair of thick chocolate-chip cookies, the kind available all year at every Jacques Torres location. The ice cream sandwich elevates these cookies — loaded with big chunks of Jacques Torres dark chocolate — to greatness.

At $5.50, the price might seem a little steep, except it’s doubtful that a single person can finish the entire assemblage at one sitting. I tried to eat one for lunch, but found it too massive and rich. So bring a friend.