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What do you get when you cross a Parisian macaron with an American jelly doughnut? A very different—and delicious—kind of ice cream sandwich. Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams (with shops in Ohio and Tennessee) combines some of their saucer-size almond macarons with handmade ice cream and preserves—ribbons of lemon curd in juniper ice cream, for instance, or a dollop of black currant jam on vanilla. "Ice cream sandwiches are all about texture," says founder Jeni Britton Bauer. "Our macarons are made to soften with the ice cream, so when you're at your last bite, they've become one."

What's In Store

Three fresh ways to get your ice cream sandwich fix at the supermarket:

Klondike's What the Fudge? Brownie combines slabs of brownie with vanilla ice cream and—surprise!—a gooey chocolate center.

Ciao Bella's Key Lime Graham Gelato Squares pair tart Key lime gelato with buttery graham crackers.

Q-Bees stuffs marshmallow–crispy rice squares with vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry ice cream.
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