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These Cookie Monster Ice Cream Pops Are The Most Nostalgic Way To Cool Off This Summer

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These epically hot summer days make your head swirl (Chocolate Strawberry Swirl? No, stay focused.) And if a dip in the pool doesn't help, then maybe a frozen treat will. Enter Ginger's Divine Ice Creams in Mar Vista.

The shop opened in January and lists flavors like "Billionaire Brownie" (homemade brownie bits, fudge, and roasted pecans, if you must know) and "'The Dude' White Russian", but it's the Cookie Monster popsicle that really caught our attention.

So what exactly is Cookie Monster ice cream? This isn't just a neon-blue novelty with bubble-gum eyes you buy from the ice cream truck man, no. The base is a housemade cookies-and-cream ice cream. "We use 16% butterfat ice cream," Ginger Schneiderman, owner of Ginger's, told LAist. "No corn syrup, no eggs. And that high fat content gives it that rich feeling." The ice cream is then dipped into Ginger's white chocolate coating with blue raspberry flavoring, and then rolled in Oreo pieces. "Cookie Monster is an established flavor in the artisanal ice cream world," Schneiderman added. "But usually as a scoop, not a pop. Everything fun goes on a stick for me."

The Cookie Monster is Ginger's most popular popsicle flavor. "Especially with guys. Adult men, if they're going to get a pop, they get the Cookie Monster," Scheiderman says. "It appeals to the little kid in adults."

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So, how much will this nostalgia-and-cream-laden journey into the deepest recesses of your mind cost? $5.50. It's a whole lot cheaper than therapy.

Ginger's Divine Ice Creams is located at 12550 W. Washington Boulevard in Mar Vista. (424) 285-0361. Hours are noon to 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, and until 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

H/T: L.A. Foodie