October 14, 2011
My Current Favorite Dessert: Cookies-n-Cream Sundae from Dessert Club Chikalicious
OH BOY, AM I BEHIND OR WHAT. (Yes.) That's what going to Taiwan for a week will do to ya. As much as I've forced my body into its regular sleeping schedule, I think it's still jetlagged. Because I when I wake up my muscles don't really work, in a way that's more alarming than my everyday lack of muscular fortitude. The muscles I have to move myself, that is. The ones that move on their own, like my heart, are okay. [pats self on back] I've also had dreams two nights in a row that involved Disneyland. I don't know if that's a sign of having a case of the crazies, but I'm not ruling it out.
Anyhoo, if you want a super short version of this post, head to Real Cheap Eats where I wrote about the almighty Cookies-N-Cream Sundae for the site's latest update earlier this week. If not, just look below for the words. I put 'em there for ya so you won't leave me.
- Cookie chunks a-plenty.
"I think these cookie chunks may be too large. It's a bit hard to e—"
"NO, THAT IS INCORRECT, IT IS PERFECT, aren't you perfect? YEAH THESE CHUNKS ARE PERFECT."
I'm the crazy second person in this conversation, by the way. And the towering cup above is the thing of perfection: three kinds of cookies, chunkified, and mixed with vanilla bean soft serve. Dessert Club Chikalicious calls this sundae Cookies-n-Cream, but it's nothing like your typical cookies and cream-flavored frozen concoction. The cookie chunks aren't embedded in the soft serve so much as coated in soft serve. This dessert is an excuse to eat a cup of cookie chunks glued together by soft serve, basically.
AND IT IS SO GLORIOUS.
Let's go back to those cookies: The Situation, Situation Dark, and Chocolate Chip. The Situation is a kitchen sink-sort of cookie mixed with chocolate chips, corn chips, peanut butter chips, marshmallow, and pretzel. The Situation Dark has a chocolate cookie base mixed with chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, toffee popcorn, and pretzel. Chocolate chip is ... chocolate chip. The cookies are light and crunchy in some parts, denser and chewier in others. Couple that with the creamy soft serve, it does all kinds of things in your mouth! All the things! ... A few things! Good things. And all this for $6.95.
- Number 1.
I like this sundae so much that I've eaten it three times in a one-month period. The first time, Kathy introduced it to me, and we split it four ways with Kåre and Shann after we had eaten dinner. We just wanted a little sweet thing to end the night with. It's a gigantic portion; four ways is a reasonable way to go.
- Number 2.
But the second time, I ate most of it by myself because the friends I had eaten dinner with weren't that hungry (someday I too will make sensible choices). It's a gigantic portion; mostly-one-way is not a reasonable way to go. My stomach felt a bit like this. But when the feeling of bloat went away, the craving returned.
- Number 3.
Time the third, I split it with Nick. It's perhaps a smidge too much for two people who have just eaten dinner, but Nick's stomach is disturbingly malleable, so it worked out just fine [flashes a thumbs up]. Unlike the first two times, this time the powers that be put a paper plate under the cup. I don't recall it being so messy the other times, but maybe I did unknowingly leave behind plops of soft serve splat and the employees got sick of wiping that junk up. This time—perhaps because I knew the plate would catch the drippings or because the sundae got fatter—there was significant drippage. Paper plate = good idea (although makes for a slightly less appealing photo).
So grab a friend or three and let me know what you think of it. It's possible that I've oversold it, but hell, it's a cup full of cookies and soft serve, and that's pretty awesome no matter what.
Dessert Club Chikalicious
203 E. 10th St. New York, NY 10003 (at 2nd Ave; map)
Posted by roboppy at 9:17 PM
o m g that looks amazing. Chicka is amazing. must go now!
What's the cookie to ice cream ratio? It looks like a 70/30 split of cookies to ice cream! Delicious.
Posts like this one make me uber-annoyed to be a diabetic...whatevs, glad you got to enjoy it!!
wait... why does the one we ate look like it has way less cookies? I FEEL FRAUDED.
Michelle: Hope you like it!
Angeline: I didn't think about the ratio when I was eating it, but...you might not be far off.
Marisol: Aw. ;_; I might become diabetic too someday! Ahhhaha. Ahh.
Nick: I think maybe our cookie nubs were more obscured by the soft serve or something...it felt like a lot of cookie!
Kathy: OH NO, NOTHING CAN DETHRONE MAH COOKIES! But that looks awesome. Yeaaah, I gotta try that next time. :)
OMG that DOES look GLORIOUS. In fact, before I read your third paragraph, I thought to myself, "Wow, this looks GLORIOUS." And then I read your "AND IT IS SO GLORIOUS." Hahaha, RIGHT ON THE MONEY, Robyn! Now... can you imagine that same GLORY with BROWNIES added to it??! Oh, drool...
That looks so delicious! I think calling it a sundae is a little deceptive. It looks more like cookies with a hint of ice cream.
I'm with you on the "Someday, I shall have self-control. Someday." boat. I mostly went one-way on it too. I had no idea how huge this thing was. Well, I did, but my mind scolded my body to stop being a wimp.
There's really nothing wrong with this, except the stomach 'splosion. But I think after a few solo bites it becomes too much (emphasis on "solo"). I'm going to stick to the hot fudge sundae with pistachios and kataifi.
That's not to say if you find yourself craving a 4th one of these that you shouldn't give a 'gal a call though...
I second calling that perfect! Yummy!
Oh my goodness, that looks out of this world! You just convinced me that I have to go there...immediately!
Mmmmmm this looks so amazingly delicious. Must try!!
Michael: Adding brownies sounds like a fine idea to me. Or perhaps a version that's just brownie chunks n soft serve. Mmmmm.
Alyssa: Haha, that's true, it's not really a sundae. It is a...NEW BREED of frozen dessert awesomeness.
Ayden: Thanks for reading!
Elizabeth, Serena: If you try it, let me know what you think!
I really have nothing to say, other than that I would devour that instantly!
That sundae scares me. It looks like it's either ready to tip over, or melt into a mess! I do like the addition of cookie chunks, though.
I love checking into this website every day since you posted this... since I get to look at this amazing photo and imagine myself eating this! :D
YUM - ice cream is my world! If you can get down to Cobble Hill, BK, I strongly recommend Sweet Melissa - some of the best ice cream and simply one of the best places to eat in New York . Thank you!
The Starving Student: That is a valid thing to say. ;) Thanks for reading!
Christina: You just have to eat it before it melts...and eat the topply bits first. Not a problem!
Carrie: Haha, that makes me feel less bad for not updating in weeks.. ;_; Actually I still feel bad. But. Yeah! Please admire the photo while it's up theeeere.
Joan: Yummy like a big ol' pile of shaved ice. Mmmm.
BlondeBomber Thanks for the rec! I've been to Sweet Melissa once, but I should try it again.
I like cookies and cream Sundae. I tasted a lot of cookies and cream Sundae but I think this one is delicious. Wait for because I am coming cookies and cream Sundae from Dessert Club Chikalicious.
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