Tasty Tuesday – Brioche Ice Cream Sandwich

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In Epcot, at the France Pavilion, you will find L’Artisan des Glaces, selling artisan ice cream and sorbet.  (Don’t ask me how to pronounce that; I will butcher it.  Despite having done very well in my French courses in college, I was never able to do a good job of speaking French.  I could read French very well, and I could understand it pretty well, but I just could not generate the proper sounds.  To give you an idea of how bad my speaking was, when I went to Disneyland Paris, every French person I spoke to for over a minute would switch to English. )  The point is, this shop sells ice cream.



They have a pretty good selection of ice cream and sorbet, and I swear that every flavor I have tried tasted like it was just made that morning with fresh ingredients.  I was very, very impressed.  (And yes, I am an ice cream snob as well as a pizza snob.)



On my last visit, I noticed what looked like a waffle machine on the counter.  But when I inquired about a waffle cone, I was told that the machine was for making an ice cream sandwich.  A fresh ice cream sandwich?  I’m in!

Brioche Ice Cream Sandwich Step 1

I chose the mint chocolate ice cream, and the Cast Member pulled out a brioche roll, split it in half, and put a big scoop of my selected ice cream on top.  Next, he added chocolate syrup.

Brioche Ice Cream Sandwich Step 2

Then, he placed the other half of the roll on top of the ice cream and placed it in the machine.

Brioche Ice Cream Sandwich Step 3

The machine was then closed for a few minutes.

Brioche Ice Cream Sandwich Step 4

And it was then handed to me.

Brioche Ice Cream Sandwich is served!


The edges of the sandwich were sealed, and it was very hot.  It looked neat, but I imagined there would nothing inside except melted ice cream.  I couldn’t have been more wrong.


Brioche Ice Cream Sandwich Cross Section


The end result was awesome!  The bread was crispy on the outside, and hot & soft on the inside.  The ice cream at the perfect temperature — still cold but soft — so that you got the full flavor.  (You did know that the temperature of ice cream affects the flavor, didn’t you?)  It was great!

To be fair, I know people who didn’t love this kind of sandwich as much as I do.  They usually don’t care for the brioche.  But I loved it, and I plan to have one again at the first opportunity!  Have you had one of these sandwiches?  What did you think of it?

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