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Ice cream sandwiches in KL

Who says sandwiches can't be the sweet kind?

When plain old ice cream by itself doesn't work its magic anymore, have it sandwiched between cookies, macarons or bread at these cafés and ice cream parlours for a cool (and chewy) ice cream sandwich treat.

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Thirdwave
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Thirdwave

Ice cream sandwich platter, RM32

Thirdwave trots out an ice cream sandwich platter in their new menu, with flavours like pandan kaya and burnt caramel ice cream in match sablé, as well as dark chocolate and rose ice cream with chocolate sablé.

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Bangsar South
Seven Cups
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Seven Cups

Salted caramel popcorn ice cream sandwich, RM11.90

While they're known for taking their coffee seriously (the coffee shop's Four Chairs blend from Singapore coffee roaster Nylon is from Nicaragua and El Salvador), Seven Cups also does sweet stuff with a range of homemade bakes and waffles with dollops of Fatbaby ice cream. Seven Cups' ice cream sandwich comes in the form of two house-baked cookies and a generous scoop of Fatbaby ice cream. We recommend the popcorn-studded salted caramel with salted caramel drizzle and chocolate marshmallow cookies, but the vanilla ice cream sandwich with salted cornflakes is also worth a try. The crunchy cookies make it a little hard to eat, but it’s worth taking huge bites and looking undignified for ice cream.

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Damansara
Whisk Espresso Bar & Bake Shop
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Whisk Espresso Bar & Bake Shop

Macaron ice cream sandwich, RM13.65

An old hand at desserts (and a whiz at espresso), Whisk's ice cream sandwiches check both boxes when it comes to aesthetic and taste. They've ditched the traditional biscuit for chewy macarons and thick slabs of ice cream, so it's easy to sink your teeth into this sweet sandwich. Take your pick from colourful pistachio strawberry cream cheese, peanut butter, Milo dinosaur, mochaccino con la Nutella and butter pecan flavours. To avoid disappointment, take note that only the Empire Subang outlet has these macaron ice cream sandwiches.

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Subang
IDC (Ice Dreams Café)
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IDC (Ice Dreams Café)

Chocolate chip cookie ice cream sandwich, RM12

The ice cream at IDC is pretty remarkable on its own (they use New Zealand's famous Kapiti ice cream) but plonk a scoop of it between the café's homemade cookies and it becomes an ice cream sandwich you'll dream of in days to come. Try the Black Doris plum and crème fraîche ice cream to go with the chewy chocolate chip cookies, but abandon any thought of eating it like a sandwich as the scoop's pretty large. We suggest halving the cookies to make things easier.

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Petaling Jaya
Fatbaby
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Fatbaby

Get Stuffed, RM40

Sure, finishing one scoop of ice cream may be small beans to some, but Fatbaby's formidable four scoops of ice cream in between two large waffles – and topped with a fifth scoop – is a challenge. While you won’t traditionally call this an ice cream sandwich (you'll need a knife and fork to eat this, and a friend), the combination of crisp, fluffy waffles with sliced bananas, salted caramel drizzle and ice cream is just too good not to include in this list. All the best picking the five ice cream flavours but if you’re stumped, we suggest salted caramel, Earl Grey, cornflakes, peanut butter brownie and honey comb.

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Subang
Thirty Seconds
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Thirty Seconds

Shamaziin ice cream sandwich, RM9

If you're looking for modern roti ais krim, Thirty Seconds' ice cream sandwich is your go-to dessert. Sandwiched between two ciabatta slices is a scoop of Shamaziin ice cream (made by independent ice cream maker, Shaun Liew). There are only two flavours available (Horlicks Maltesers and peanut butter) but plus point: the ice cream sandwich comes with fries if you're into that combination.

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Damansara
Sitka
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Sitka

Brownie ice cream sandwich, RM24

The ice cream sandwich at Sitka has everything you’d want in a dessert – ice cream, chocolate, brownies and peanut butter – and it’s beautifully plated. The chocolate walnut brownies are moist and dense, and the ice cream is a smooth mix of peanut butter and raspberry. Don’t worry about it getting too rich; the raspberry coulis on the plate will keep it all in check.

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Bukit Damansara

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By: Time Out KL editors

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