The Best Macaron Ice Cream Sandwiches In Los Angeles
Summer seems to be going out kicking and screaming. And given our love for all things ice cream, it's only natural for us to turn to our favorite scoops for refreshment. Thankfully, L.A. is enjoying a new take on ice cream sandwiches. All over the city you can find the combination of two great desserts: French macarons and ice cream. Yes, macaron ice cream sandwiches exist. And yes, they are amazing. Here are five places that you can get your hands on one of these delectable frozen desserts.
While everyone is in line at Half & Half Tea House, we suggest you go next door to Macchiato. This unassuming Monterey Park coffee shop offers bright and beautiful macaron ice cream sandwiches in unique flavors like green tea and taro. The macarons are house made and are carefully filled with Fosselman’s ice cream. Sweet and satisfying, this certainly is a standout ice cream sandwich.
Macchiato is located at 141 N Atlantic Blvd, Monterey Park, (626) 872-1351
Milk has become an ice cream institution in LA, with a line that wraps around the building on most days. Even in this heat, their macaron ice cream sandwich is worth the wait. The cookies are crispy and chewy against the perfectly packed sweet ice cream, together forming a convenient and easy to eat package. In flavors like Thai tea, rocky road and red velvet these hockey puck sized treats stand up to the rest of Milk’s ice cream offerings.
Milk is located at 7290 Beverly Blvd in Fairfax, (323) 939-6455
Napoleon’s is making a name for themselves with their small batch French macarons, but you can also enjoy these delicate French delights in ice cream sandwich form. Playfully dubbed maca’longs they are the same macaron shell in a fun new shape. We love their blend of flavors because two is always better than one. Homemade ice cream in flavors like lemon hazelnut or raspberry anise may seem outside your comfort zone, but take the adventurous leap, it is worth every bite.
Napoleon's Macarons is located at 608 Americana Way, Glendale, (818) 291-9160
These perfect petite sandwiches come in a colorful rainbow of flavor choices like green tea, vanilla, cappuccino and strawberry. The chewy, nutty macaron gently bends to the ice cream in two bites. They are half the size of other macaron ice cream sandwiches and also half the price, good for the waistline and the wallet. You can enjoy them at a few local cafes for a sweet end to your meal.
You can also enjoy Brick macaron ice cream sandwiches as IOTA and MooDaePo in Koreatown.
MJ's Cafe is located at 11307 Mississippi Ave in West Los Angeles, (310) 445-6455
Pastry chef John Park’s tiny Burbank ice cream boutique is packed with fun frozen confections in big bold flavors. New to their menu, the macaron ice cream sandwich comes in the same unique flavors as their ice cream scoops. Their current offering is black sesame and next month they will be featuring Mexican hot chocolate and also red bean. These sandwiches have quickly become a crowd favorite and often sell out early.
Quenelle is located at 2214 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, (818) 843-1035