Odysseus had his sirens, the children of Hamelin, the Pied Piper, and DJs, the Macarena. Some songs are simply irresistible.
But perhaps the strongest pull of all comes from the joyful jingle of the ice cream truck. As the boxy vehicles slowly roll down the street, children and adults alike eagerly line up. From King Cones to Fudgesicles and Strawberry Shortcake bars, everyone has their favorite.
A recent conversation in the office sparked a heated debate about the best frozen treat. Curious to know what our community enjoys, we asked which popsicles, cones, or ice cream sandwich reigns supreme.
Which classic ice cream truck treat is your absolute FAVORITE? (Poll 3/4)
— Food52 (@Food52) July 10, 2017
The ever-dependable ice cream sandwich was the crowd favorite, with more than 13 percent of the vote! Close behind were Choco Tacos, Chipwiches, and the luxurious Magnum bar.
Instead of waiting for the temptation of a cheery song, we have 14 frozen treats that are just as good as the ice cream truck.
The Classic Ice Cream Sandwich
Tacos for Dessert
Better than a chipwich
by Samantha Weiss Hills
by Mandy @ Lady and pups
by Merrill Stubbs
Raspberry Ice Cream Sandwiches by fiveandspice
(Ice) Pop It Like It’s Hot
by Ashley McLaughlin
Roasted Banana Paletas by Nicholas Day
For more ice cream recipes, tips, and saves for when things go awry, check out Ice Cream & Friends, our cookbook dedicated to ice cream and all its pals: pops, gelato, milkshakes—sprinkles, cones, and so much more.
What is your favorite ice cream truck treat? Any local frozen desserts you can’t resist in the summer?