National Ice Cream Sandwich Day was Wednesday so we went to Nightingale Ice Cream Sandwiches to celebrate with them and learn about their ice cream sandwiches which are handmade right here in Richmond!
They showed us how they make their sandwiches and let us try some of their best-sellers, Cookie Monster (chocolate chip cookie with cookies and cream ice cream), Fat Elvis (banana ice cream with peanut butter cookies dipped in chocolate), and The Classic (chocolate brownie cookie with vanilla bean ice cream). They showed us how they make (and let us taste test) the ice cream for the Key Lime Pie (brown sugar cookie with key lime ice cream). And then we got to watch them assemble the Strawberry Shortcake flavor (confession, there’s one in my purse right now). The other flavor they make all the time is the Orange Creamsicle (brown sugar cookie with orange ice cream).
All their sandwiches are made from scratch. There aren’t any fancy ice cream sandwich machines. They’re baking, assembling, packing and sealing each dessert by hand.
Nightingale Ice Cream Sandwiches was started by husband and wife chef team, Hannah Pollack and Xavier Meers.
In addition to the flavors they’re making all the time, Nightingale also does fun collaborations with other local eateries like the Red Velvet Cheesecake for Sugar Shack Donuts (chocolate brownie cookie, cream cheese ice cream with red velvet chunks, dipped in white chocolate).
There are also some Maple Bacon (brown sugar cookie, smoked bacon, and maple ice cream dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with bacon crumbles) at Lunch or Supper and they worked with Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company to make Vienna lager ice cream swirled with caramel, toasted coconut and a black lager ice cream swirled with coffee, raspberry jam!
They’re always working with new places to come up with fun, new flavors to try so keep an eye on their Facebook page for the latest creations!
Safe to say you can find some delicious Nightingale Ice Cream Sandwiches in every corner of Richmond so go grab some and celebrate #NationalIceCreamSandwichDay! If you try some, tag us in your pictures on Instagram!
Here are all of the places you can find Nightingale Ice Cream Sandwiches around RVA: WHERE TO BUY NIGHTINGALE ICE CREAM SANDWICHES