I’m sucker for Hip Hop culture. And I’m also an even bigger sucker for ice cream. How are these two things remotely related, you ask? Cream. Legendary hip-hop group, the Wu Tang Clan, released a song in the early 90’s called C.R.E.A.M (Cash Rules Everything Around Me) and now in the 2000’s era, we have Cream Shop (Cookies Rule Everything Around Me).
The first Cream Shop opened in 2010 in Berkeley, California. The Shamieh family wanted to share their “thing” of sandwich-ing rich ice cream between mom’s fresh-baked cookies. Now they have franchises all over California and Nevada and endless possibilities of delicious ice-cream cookie sandwiches.
Julie and I had the opportunity to check out the grand opening of the Northridge, CA Cream Shop. My Cream Experience consisted of two chocolate chip cookies, green tea ice cream, and coconut flakes. The presentation was clean and neat. The Cream team will place the cookies so that one end of the cookies touch and then they will fill the middle with ice cream, which is much preferred so that when you bite into the sandwich, your ice cream won’t fall out the other end (like at Diddy Riese…but I digress…)
The green tea ice cream was perfection! Maybe it’s because I am Asian, but I love everything green tea so if you are a lover like me, this is a must-try! The cookies were freshly made. When the young lady handed me my sandwich, it was still pretty hot! The cookies were crunchy on the outside edges and gooey on the inside…exactly how I like my cookies. The team puts your cookie sandwich in a wax bag, which is also great, because my hands were left clean and NOT sticky! My coconut flakes were the perfect addition of sweetness to the green tea ice cream. I really enjoyed my experience here and would highly recommend trying out Cream. This particular location is a bit out of the way for us; however, if I were a student at California State University, Northridge, they would be seeing a lot of me! The staff was friendly and the store was clean so if you live near a Cream Shop, allow those cookies to rule everything around you!