I grew up with Jersey Shore ice cream at my beck and call. The ice cream truck circled my neighborhood daily every summer, and my sisters and I would stand at the curb with money from mom and dad. We’d take our time selecting our treats, even though the choices were classic and unchanging. Bomb Pops, Choco Tacos, Strawberry Shortcake pops, Fudgie Wudgies, Creamsicles, and the holy grail…The Chipwich. I loved all of them. I’m Facebook friends with the Fudgie Wudgie man on my beach in Wildwood. But Chipwich was the best. Are they even available in Texas? I don’t know.
But we do have Coolhaus.
Isn’t that short little trailer so cute? I just want to put it in my pocket. They cram a lot of awesomeness into this little vehicle. The basic idea is a homemade ice cream sandwich. You choose the cookies and the ice cream, and they update the flavors all the time.
The flavors aren’t your run of the mill options. Some of the cookies you can get: red velvet, potato chip and butterscotch, and gluten free coconut almond, just to name a few. The ice cream flavors are really unique, too. Things like Guinness chip, Earl Grey, sweet potato and marshmallow, and white chocolate olive are all available.
I chose classic chocolate chip cookies and salted caramel ice cream. It was enormous! How did this big dessert come out of that tiny truck? I don’t know, but I’m glad it did. The ice cream was smooth, creamy and quickly melting. So delicious. But for me, the magic was in the cookies. Chewy, yet hard, they were thick and held up to the ice cream. In no danger of crumbling or getting soggy, these are cookies you can depend on. These cookies would always call you back if you left a message. Or pick you up if you were stranded. These cookies would cosign a loan for you. Dependable, strong, delicious. I will be back in the hottest days of Texas summer, Coolhaus. I hope you have lots of napkins.
It’s comforting to know that no matter how old we get, we can still find great ice cream treats sold out of a truck.