Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Yolkin's Instagram-Worthy Macaron Ice-Cream Sandwiches @ Street Food Union, Soho


You guys.

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.

Immediately.

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.
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29 comments

  1. OOOOH Jaime I can always count on you to bring me up to speed with what's going on! I hadn't heard of these but they look so delicious that I might have to race down and get one! Though maybe post Croatia as I'm *trying* to be good...

    Lauren xx | The Lifestyle Diaries

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    1. Haha! Thanks, Lauren. Yes - definitely try one (or two!)! Have a great time in Croatia! xx

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  2. I need this in my life! Unfortunately I'm nowhere near Soho on weekdays so I think I'm going to have to get down there early on a weekend.

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    1. You DO, Stacey! Worth a weekend trip :)

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  3. OMG Jaime, that looks amazing, such a simple idea but so good. Kind of reminds me of the cronut craze, mixing two desserts together.
    Lots of love,
    Angie

    SilverSpoon London

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    1. You need them, Angie! They're sublime. :) xx

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  4. Bit of a licky, sticky fingers treat if you ask me! Maybe they should serve them on a little tray or plate so you can really tuck in! Either way, I'd be happy to get a bit sticky for one of those :) xx

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    1. Haha, you'd love them, Cat! They do come in little trays, so you can use a spoon. :)

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  5. Oh. My. God. (imagine Janice from Friends saying that).

    These look INSANE. I need one!!!

    C x | Lux Life

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  6. These look AMAZING! Although am intrigued as to how the macaroon doesn't go soggy?! Still top marks for aesthetics ;) Lots of love, Andrea xxx

    Andrea's Passions

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    1. It doesn't at all, Andrea! I think it's probably because the ice-cream and the macarons are kept so cold (it takes a few minutes for the ice cream itself to soften up, so the macaron doesn't absorb the ice cream and it stays nice and crunchy/chewy. They're perfection! xxx

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  7. Lovely post, mum and I went for Saturday elevenses last weekend so I managed to get my hands on the banoffee sandwich as they'd just opened. It was simply divine. And definitely a meal replacement! x

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    1. Thank you, Ayushi - and so sweet that you took your mum! I think my mom would love this! Haha ... yup, a meal replacement for sure. Was so full! x

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  8. I wish I'd heard of these before my last trip to London.
    When I saw them on your feed I almost drooled on my screen.

    Charlotte | The Midnight Blog

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    1. HAHA! Next time, Charlotte! Check back on her FB page to see where she's at when you're next in town :)

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  9. Erm... I'll be needing to get down there and try this out asap..! These look so good!

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    1. Yes, you do! And you'd do a much better job at photographing them than me. :)

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  10. Oooh wow, these must be the new thing. Ice cream and macaroon.. it sounds like heaven!!

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    1. They are, Sarah! I think there are a few other places that do them in London, but this was the closest to me! Definitely worth a try.

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  11. Oooh wow, these must be the new thing. Ice cream and macaroon.. it sounds like heaven!!

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  12. Oh my, this looks AMAZING! Definitely going to hunt them down on my next trip to London :) xx

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    1. You have to, Leanne! The flavors rotate as well xx

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  13. They look delicious! Bit tricky to eat them without any dropping on the floor I'd imaging, but I'm so up for the challenge!

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    1. Haha, yes, they are a bit messy. Wet wipes are advised. They do come in a little tray so you can scoop the ice cream out with a spoon, but it's hard to eat in one bite!

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  14. Jaime, you're like a fairy godmother who has brought a spell of magic into my crazy week!! These look totally and utterly divine and so charming and feminine! I'm definitely following in your footsteps to seek one of these out - your one looks so pretty :)

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    1. Hahahahaha - best comment ever. You've got to try it! :) xx

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  15. A pretty & delicious treat I definitely have to try. I love macarons and ice cream so this looks like a perfect combination. Perhaps an alternative brunch one weekend :)

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  16. Oh my goodness, these look divine! I'm liking the sound of sweet and chewy macaron coupled with passion fruit ice cream *drool*. What a perfect summer time treat (and Instagram perfect as well!).

    x

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