5 great places for indulgent ice-cream sandwiches in Joburg

There’s nothing better than the comforting combination of silky cool ice cream wedged between two warm and chewy freshly baked cookies. Whether you like the classic vanilla-on-vanilla combo or prefer to build your own, these ice-cream shops and eateries around Joburg are sure to hit the sweet spot with their ice-cream sandwiches.

Crumbs & Cream (Illovo Junction)

This ice-cream store’s sole purpose is to satisfy with their sweet ice-cream sandwiches. R40 gets you two fresh cookies sandwiching a scoop of your choice of ice cream. Add a sweet spread or toppings of your choice. Flavours might include Nutella ice cream with choc-chip and Oreo cookies, caramel ice cream with milk tart and rainbow cookies, or choc-mint ice cream with rainbow and red velvet cookies.

Crumbs & Cream ice cream tower

A tower of ice-cream sandwiches at Crumbs & Cream. Photo supplied.

La Cremosa (Dainfern)

Inspired by Rome, this gelatoria doesn’t only specialise in cones filled with super creamy gelato. For an indulgent treat, try the DIY gelato sandwich (R50). It’s comprised of two choc-chip cookies baked in-store every morning and a scoop of your choice. There are 40 gelato flavours on offer, including pistachio, almond and honey, white chocolate, chocolate brownie, Nutella, and cranberry.

The chocolate cookie ice cream sandwich from La Cremosa. Photo supplied.

Marble (Rosebank)

David Higgs’s live-fire restaurant is not only about the meat. End your meal on a playful and indulgent note with the ice-cream sandwich dessert. Choose from three different cookie creations, including chocolate chip cookies filled with vanilla ice cream, almond meringue cookies filled with halva ice cream, and brandy snap biscuits filled with peanut butter and strawberry jam ice cream.

The ice cream sandwiches at Marble. Photo supplied.

Moody Cow (Roodepoort)

Head to this dessert café for all things OTT. The gelato here is hand-made in true Italian style and comes in cones, cups, waffle tacos, and sandwiched between two cookies. At R45 each, there are three different cookie sandwiches to choose from, including white-chocolate and macadamia cookies with vanilla gelato and rainbow sprinkles; and chocolate-mint gelato between two Whisper cookies, topped with Lindt shards and Nutella. You can also build your own with any two gelato fillings and any two cookies.

The ROCK (Sandton)

This new casual dining spot has an impressive dessert menu that includes options straight from the gelato bar. Get your cookies and ice cream fix with a trio of mini ice-cream sandwiches for R75 with a filling of your choice. The biscuits used are soft vanilla or chocolate; while the home-made gelato filling comes in scoops of Ferrero Rocher, salted-butter caramel, tiramisu, baklava, strawberry cheesecake, yoghurt and Amarena cherry, Snickers, Oreo, and cookies and cream.

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