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ssfire | Apr 24, 201603:48 PM     34

Now that it's ice cream season again, macaron ice cream sandwiches from Mavens Creamery are reappearing. I get them at Bambu Milpitas (the one on Milpitas Blvd). They are $5.17 each (Durian is extra).

I've tried all flavors except dark chocolate, which I missed last summer. The line-up this summer is different. Here is what's available now, and my rankings:

5.0/5: S'mores. The chocolate ice cream has bits of marshmallow in it. The marshmallow flavor is pervasive. Very addictive.
4.7/5: Mint chcocolate chip. Natural tasting mint; not a hint of fake flavor.
4.7/5: Coffee hazelnut.
4.7/5: Cookies-n-cream.
4/5: Strawberry. There was a slight hint of artificial flavor in this one.
3/5: Ube macapuno. Dominated by sweetness.
3/5: Durian. Very good, if you like Durian; very fresh tasting. But durian is not my thing.
3/5: Earl grey. Overwhelmed with sweetness. The flavor is too subtle.

Macaron ice cream sandwiches at Mavens Creamery

Available in the Bay Area at Bambu Milpitas (Milpitas Blvd), and Big Mug in Santa Clara. Clockwise from top left: smore's, mint chocolate ship, earl...

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