As someone with a weakness for cookies and ice cream, there’s no better combination for me than ice cream sandwiched between two cookies.
SMOOSH Cookies takes the concept of ice cream sandwiches and makes it customizable.
You can choose between a variety of classic cookie flavors, brownies, churros, donuts or waffles to use to hold the ice cream. Then you choose a type of ice cream, such as classic flavors like vanilla and chocolate or more unique flavors like cappuccino fudge crunch and magical unicorn.
Next, you can add a topping to the sandwich if you want. Toppings range from cereals and syrups to candies and nuts.
After debating between the chocolate chip, peanut butter and sugar cookies, I decided on the latter to be the shell of my sandwich.
I sampled the vanilla ice cream, which was creamy, the butter pecan, which has become one of my favorite flavors, and the cotton candy, which was a little too sweet for me to eat with cookies. I decided on the turtle sundae, a gluten-free, no sugar-added ice cream that was a mix of vanilla with chocolate sauce and pecans.
When I chose my topping, I didn’t even think about the pecans when I asked for peanuts to be added around the sandwich. However, it turned out to be the best choice as there weren’t very many pecans in the ice cream and having two different nuts only made me like the ice cream more.
The sandwich comes in a little pouch on a paper boat with a spoon. I understood the boat and spoon once I tried biting into the sandwich. For me, it was pretty much impossible to eat it like I would an ice cream sandwich from the freezer section at the grocery store.
The sugar cookies were soft and fresh and added to the ice cream without becoming the main focus of the treat. It makes me think the other cookies would be just as good. The ice cream was rich and creamy and tasted good with the sugar cookies and the added nut topping.
SMOOSH stands out from the numerous ice cream shops lining Heights-area streets because of its customizable ice cream sandwiches that are delicious to eat.
In addition, the shop has a cookie split, which is a banana split but with cookies, a sundae, milkshakes, cones, floats and even coffee.
Address: 718 W. 18th St.
Hours: 3-10 p.m. daily
Healthy Options: Yes
Star of the Show: Turtle sundae in between two sugar cookies