After adventuring to the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, Kate and I decided that we just really wanted some lunch (read:ice cream sandwiches). So, we left the gardens, headed towards Atlantic Ave., and were on the lookout for a good cafe type lunch spot, but mostly we just wanted some ice cream.
A cursory Google of “Brooklyn ice cream sandwiches” led us in the direction of The Good Batch, a Clinton Hill bakery that boasts “modern American sweets.” Let me tell you – this bakery is AMAZING, and I’m not easily impressed by baked goods and ice cream after demolishing my fair share of them throughout my life (thank you, sweet tooth).
The pastries, cakes, and ice cream sandwiches that filled the pasty case and freezer all looked absolutely amazing. From traditional cookies like chocolate chip to the more unusual, like my caramel-Rice-Krispie-and-vanilla-ice-cream ice cream sandwich, everything at The Good Batch looked worth a try.
They keep the ice cream sandwiches all sneakily hidden in the freezer case in the corner and don’t list the flavors on the chalkboard menu. So if you’re dedicated to trying one, you’ve got to ask which flavors they have – I’m not sure, but it seemed like they rotate each day. I spotted the gooey, delicious, glorious looking Rice Krispie one and knew it was the sandwich for me, but listened to all the other flavor options anyways. They have the traditional chocolate chip cookie version with both chocolate and vanilla ice cream. Their signature flavor, which Kate got, is oatmeal chocolate chip cookies with vanilla ice cream. I snuck a bite of that one (in the name of the blog) and it was really delicious as well. But really, how can you go wrong mixing cookies and ice cream? The answer, obviously, is that you can’t.
The one downfall of my sandwich: it was REALLY sticky. I felt like a 5 year old who had just tried to eat a Popsicle in the middle of July and failed. But, well worth the sticky hands for this delicious, decadent treat. The only truly bad thing about it is that it was gone so fast (note: it isn’t actually very small. But I finished it and immediately wanted another). So anyone who’s ever in the Clinton Hill hood this summer: Go to The Good Batch. Or Smorgasburg. Or anywhere you can buy these sandwiches. Trust me.