Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Yolkin's Instagram-Worthy Macaron Ice-Cream Sandwiches @ Street Food Union, Soho
I'm not usually a sucker for food trends, but when I spotted a photo of Yolkin's ridiculously pretty macaron ice-cream sandwiches on Instagram, I just had to have one.
But! Yolkin only rocks up to Rupert Street's busy street food market Street Food Union twice a week, so I made plans with Ginny from Pocket High Street to meet there last Friday and ... we ended up having ice-cream for lunch. No joke.
I was so scared that they'd sell out (Banoffee had already sold out by the time we arrived at 1:00 pm), we skipped our "main course" and raced to the tiny blink-and-you'll-miss-it mobile stand (look for the yellow umbrella!) to ruminate over the flavors for a good 5 minutes or so before making our decision.
Ginny chose passion fruit, while I opted for the tri-colored Neapolitan (though I was tempted by the Eton Mess as well!) - chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla ice cream neatly sandwiched between two perfectly formed macaron cookies.
They're a lot harder to eat than you'd imagine (after a while, my preferred method became breaking off a piece of macaron and slathering ice cream onto the confection, before popping it into my mouth)!
The ice-cream was deliciously creamy and Ginny's passion fruit filling was especially good. The macaron itself was also very well cooked: a bit of the crunch on the shell, with a ever-so-slightly chewy center.
At £4.50 each, they're a bit of an indulgent dessert, but so pretty to look at and a whole lot of fun to eat.
A Friday treat, perhaps?
Yolkin currently serves up macaron ice-cream sandwiches at Street Food Union in Soho on Thursdays and Fridays from 11:30-3:00; Street Food Union on Saturdays from 11:30-4:30; and Ely's Yard at the Old Truman Brewery on Sundays from 11:00-5:00. For up-to-date info, visit their Facebook page.