Glazed and Infused’s doughnuts and Black Dog’s gelato have become Chicago’s hottest power couple. This summer, their ice cream sandwiches are available on Mondays at both Black Dog Gelato locations until they sell out. Two doughnuts are available each week, and can be filled with your choice of gelato.
With doughnut options ranging from Blueberry Lemon and Maple Bacon Long-Johns, and gelato flavors like Goat Cheese Cashew Caramel, Mexican Hot Chocolate and Blueberry French Toast, the possible flavor combinations are endless. We opted for a simple vanilla bean gelato in the Red Velvet doughnut, but it was the giant apple fritter, split open and filled with three generous scoops of milk stout gelato that will haunt our summer daydreams.
Ice cream sandwiches have come a long way from the neatly folded rectangles of wax paper from your childhood. These days, anything goes—sandwiches are being made with everything from gigantic cookies to doughnuts, waffles and even macarons. All those options can be overwhelming, so we’ve compiled our favorite ice cream shops and other places to get these grab-and-go treats.