My ice cream sandwich quest continued this week and brought me to ChikaLicious, a dessert shop in the East Village whose cupcakes I have sampled on multiple occasions. The hot weather was the perfect excuse to try one of their more unique creations, an eclair ice cream sandwich. I’m quite positive I have never seen this anywhere else. The sandwich starts out with ChikaLicious’s signature cookie eclair, which has a crunchier outside than a traditional eclair choux. The eclair is sliced lengthwise and filled with housemade vanilla bean softserve. The sandwich is drizzled, or rather covered, in a smooth fudge sauce.
The first thing that struck me, unsurprisingly, was the amount of ice cream. While maybe a little much for the amount of choux, I clearly was not going to object. This is GOOD soft serve. Thick and creamy with the flavor of real vanilla bean. The fudge added a warm and sweet richness and melted the softserve ever so slightly. It’s difficult to pick up the whole sandwich and bite it so we ate it with spoons instead. While the eclair sandwich is creative and certainly delicious, it’s not quite what I would choose to satisfy an ice cream sandwich craving. It would however satisfy a softserve craving, and I highly recommend it for such purposes.
Chikalicious Dessert Club
204 E 10th st
New York, NY