Dessert: Melt Bakery

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Melt Bakery was next on my list of the yummy eats at Hester Street Fair.  Founded by Julian Plyter and Kareem Hamady (according to their nifty website), Melt Bakery offers ice cream sandwiches in unique flavors.  This past weekend, I had five flavors to choose from:

1.  The Classic is your old standby – vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two chocolate chip walnut cookies, according to Melt-man (I’m wondering if it was perhaps Julian or Kareem), it is the old dependable to consume right before bedtime.  Ahhh, I wish I had this available right before bedtime!


2.  The Cocoa Daddy melds salted caramel ice cream with gooey chocolate brownie squares.  I LOVE anything salted caramel, so I was tempted to get this one.


3. The Belle features peach ice cream with brown butter bourbon shortbread.  Well, if there’s one thing I like, it’s brown butter. And shortbread. And throw some bourbon on there as well. Okay, I guess that’s three things.

4.  The Kareem – the “mystery flavor” of the day, pairs pistachio ice cream with pistachio-rosewater baklava.  I was tempted to try this one, as I love puff pastry; sadly, I’m not the biggest pistachio ice cream person.


So many options, so little stomach space.  I asked my favorite food question of the Melt-man: “What’s your favorite?”   The answer was:


the Jackson! (first photo) With mango lassi yogurt surrounded by soft, chewy cardamom cookies, the Jackson sounded heavenly. Melt-man gave me a fresh sandwich from their freezer – the mango ice cream was a lot more mango-colored than the clay models featured above – which were quite impressive, I admit.

I took a few bites before remembering to take a picture; you can see where I tried to hide my telltale bites on the right side!  Melt Bakery switches up its unique flavor combinations regularly, and I look forward to trying more of their delicious concoctions.

Not your traditional ice cream sandwich!

Melt Bakery
Saturdays and Sundays at the Hester Street Fair!

Which one would you try?

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  • Reply
    August 17, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    oh wow i love those flavors! the mango lassi one indeed sounds heavenly. i would have done that or the traditional. but ooh the salted caramel. guess i need to bring some others with me when i go.

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    Try Anything Once Terri
    August 17, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    I am always partial to things named Jackson. 🙂

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    August 17, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    Haha, Terri – I knew you would get a kick out of that. 🙂

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    holly p
    August 17, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    I am drooling over the salted caramel and brownie one. Yum!

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    August 17, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    Wowza! I would have gobbled up the pistachio baklava sandwich in a heartbeat. I always make my own baklava with rosewater and love the taste. Plus, I'm a pistachio girl.

    P.S. It seems that I'm always hungry when I read your blog. Or maybe BECAUSE I read your blog, LOL.

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    August 17, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Oooh, I'd definitely want to try the Jackson! I like frozen yogurt so much more than ice cream!

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    August 17, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    THE BELLE. Hands down!

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    August 17, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    that looks delicious. cookies and ice cream together are like a match made in heaven.

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    August 17, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    I think I would need to go back several times because each of those sound so delicious!

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    August 17, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    salted caramel sandwiched between a brownie sounds so good!

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    August 18, 2010 at 12:50 am

    I want a Cocoa Daddy…NOW NOW NOW! Sounds so delish

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    August 18, 2010 at 1:43 am

    Looked delicious when I RAN INTO YOU THERE!! it was so fun seeing you 🙂

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    August 18, 2010 at 1:43 am

    Wow, glad to see that each of the sandwiches is a fave among someone! 🙂

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    August 18, 2010 at 1:44 am

    Erica, YES! I love random encounters – so fun!! 🙂

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    August 18, 2010 at 2:26 am

    YUM. I think I'm a classic kind of gal but your sense of adventure is fun! It looks delicious!

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    The Less Than Domestic Goddess
    August 18, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    The one you chose sounds heavenly! At first glance, the first picture looked a little like cheese whiz 🙂 I was thinking, "Mmmm, cheese whiz." What can I say, I'm a classy girl 🙂

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    M and C
    August 20, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    That looks amazing. I find mango ice cream surprisingly good.

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