Coffee And Donut Ice Cream Among New Flavors At CoolHaus
We've been fan of the architecturally-inspired ice cream at CoolHaus for a while now. They've gone from a successful food truck to a bonafide brick-and-mortar over in Culver City, and are constantly innovating when it comes to new flavors. But up until now, the format has pretty much been focused on ice cream sandwiches and their fabulously creamy ice cream.
The spring brings change, with CoolHaus offering a new line of ice cream bars, and two new flavors of ice cream that have us swooning -- donuts and coffee and bananas foster. The line of ice cream bars come in "Mies Vanilla Rohe" -- a Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream dipped in salted milk chocolate caramel and crushed pretzels -- and the "Chocolate Hazelnut Aalto-Mond" -- chocolate hazelnut ice cream dipped in salted milk chocolate and ice cream.
"I have been watching the ice cream bar category for a while, and I really haven't seen much innovation in the past few years," says Natasha Case, co-owner of CoolHaus. "Besides, I love the idea of eating a delicious dessert and having a wooden stick left as evidence."
It's hard to pick favorites, but the texture of the bananas foster ice cream is unparalleled dreaminess. And the salty sweetness of the Mies Vanilla Rohe is like a yogurt-dipped pretzel on steroids. They really are just too good.
The bars are being sold at Gelson's, Bristol Farms, Sprouts, Lassens, Lazy Acres, and the Oaks Gourmet for $5.99-$6.49. The boxes contain three bars, meaning they are even cheaper than the sammies. There are also plans for Whole Foods and the Standard in West Hollywood will be selling the pints on their room service menu and bars/sandwiches on their poolside menu, giving us yet another reason to look forward to the summer months.