Dining

Cookies and Cream

Playing to the kid inside us all, the ice cream sandwich is back—and better than ever.

September 2011

Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs

Order dessert at this Ballpark shop and discover slightly spicy Boulder-based Glacier cinnamon ice cream sandwiched between two chewy, thin chipotle chile brownies. The naughty-with-a-bit-of-nice treat echoes the shop’s fearless hot dog combos. 2148 Larimer St., 720-746-9355, bikerjimsdogs.com

Generous Servings Cafe

This brick of a sandwich is a grown-up version of the childhood favorite—right down to the crumbs that stick to your fingers. Chocolate, chocolate-chip, or peanut butter wafers bookend vanilla ice cream, and the ends are rolled in toppings such as mini chocolate chips, shredded coconut, or chopped pecans. 3801 W. 32nd Ave., 303-455-9730, generousservings.com

Cream City Treats

A food truck that serves nothing but ice cream sandwiches. Need we say more? Young entrepreneur and chef Elisa Salvat puts extra care into her sandwiches: She bakes cakey whoopie pies so that the treats are extra soft and creates knockout flavor combinations such as lemon- pistachio and red velvet. 720-431-2422, creamcitytreats.com

Sweet Action Ice Cream

At this hip Baker spot, find the classic—chocolate-chip cookies with vanilla ice cream—alongside more wacky combos such as Marczyk Fine Foods’ bacon cookies with peanut butter ice cream. Bonus: If you can’t make it to Sweet Action, Steuben’s also sells the goodies. 52 Broadway, 303-282-4645, sweetactionicecream.com