Chill out

Coffee Cocoa Nib Ice Cream Sandwich, Ginger Elizabeth

Illustration by Sarah Hansel

Summer arrived early at Ginger Elizabeth. The Midtown chocolate shop’s 2017 lineup of warm-weather ice creams rolled out on April 1 with some new combinations, including the sweet pick-me-up, Coffee Cocoa Nib Parisian Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich ($6.50). Creamy, dense ice cream is suffused with the bittersweet flavor of Chocolate Fish’s coffee and studded with crunchy cocoa nibs. A layer of toffee sauce adds a caramel-like chewiness. It’s all sandwiched by two chocolate macarons that crackle on the outside and glisten with gooey sugar on the inside. Though Sac hasn’t hit three-digit summer days yet, this cold and caffeinated treat still tastes refreshing when it’s chilly outside.