food 05.28.03

Silhouette Ice Cream

At some point, the cookie dough has to stop.

Even if cookie dough ice cream evokes memories of Mama making cookies and licking the spoon clean (and for a lot of us, that's a cultural memory, not a personal one), there's surely a physiological limit to the amount of cookie dough that any one person should have in a lifetime — and most Americans crossed that line years ago.

Silhouette Ice Cream,, is developing a passionate following for satisfying ice cream cravings without a lot of fat or calories. Their ice cream sandwiches, coming in at about 130 calories and 2 grams of fat, also happen to be delicious.

This New York company, started in 1992 by Marc Wexler and Sam Pugliese, makes a number of ice cream sandwich flavors besides vanilla: mint, chocolate peanut butter, dulce de leche, strawberry shortcake, caramel, and coffee. They are made by hand.

In addition to those babies, Silhouette makes low-fat and fat-free sundae cups, fudge bars, and a new cookies 'n' cream bar.

Since we got hooked, we haven't missed cookie dough or any other ice cream, not once.
An attractive, easy-going new bar: Company, 242 E. 10th [1st/2nd] 212.420.7101.

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