I have always loved ice cream, even after working at Carvel for a year in high school. The first day on the job, the owner said to eat as much ice cream as I wanted, because everyone got sick of it after a few weeks. Guess he didn’t know me very well.
After about 6 months, I did get a little tired of chocolate, so I switched to vanilla That gave me a little variety for the rest of the year. I ate as much ice cream on the last day on the job as on the first, and my love affair with ice cream continues to this day.
These days my interest in ice cream is more about quality than quantity, and there is no better quality ice cream in New York from a truck or store than Coolhaus.
Click here to read some background about how Coolhaus began in L.A. back in April 2009. After opening in Austin, Coolhaus opened a truck here in April 2011, on a cold, damp day if I remember correctly.
Since then, they opened a 2nd truck here, as well as a cart on Central Park West & 80th St, across from the American Museum of Natural History (one of our favorite places in NYC btw).
Coolhaus is all about ice cream sandwiches (or “sammies” as they call them). When you order, you choose a cookie for the sandwich – and there are some pretty interesting ones.
The ice cream gets even more creative than the cookies. How about beer & pretzels, Cuban cigar or Peking duck ice cream? I went to the cart wanting to try their fried chicken & waffles ice cream, but they only had it at the truck. Don’t worry, you can get normal ice cream flavors there too.
I enjoy the combination of sweet and spicy, so I ordered chocolate chipotle ice cream and got it on snickerdoodle cookies.