WHAT Grasshopper ice cream sandwich (mint chocolate chip ice cream between two mint macarons, dipped partially in chocolate)
WHERE Milk, themilkshop.com
WHY A Schmidt-approved sugar rush
On a recent trip to Los Angeles, I took advantage of the opportunity to sample some of the local sandwiches. How fortuitous then that a few days before my trip Max Greenfield, aka Schmidt from New Girl, guest edited Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop newsletter, because in it, he recommended an ice cream parlour/bakeshop called Milk, citing it as something that’s making his life better. Who doesn’t want their life to be better? Also, who doesn’t want an ice cream sandwich on a hot day? (And before you ask “Is an ice cream sandwich a sandwich?”, uh yeah! It’s in the name!)
I wanted to order everything, but settled on the Grasshopper, a sizeable mint chocolate chip ice cream sandwich (bigger than a Chipwich, smaller than a personal pizza). What I didn’t realize was that the “bread,” as it were, was actually two mint macarons, and just to heighten the chocolate factor, the sandwich is expertly dipped in the dark stuff.
It was wonderfully refreshing (minty fresh!), sweet but not saccharine, and most importantly drippage was kept to a minimum. The cold lingered in my mouth after I was done eating, but I welcomed the extended cooling on the hot day. Conclusion: Schmidt knows of what he speaks.