This summer, as temperatures climb, stick your spoon in something besides frozen yogurt. Chill out with these globally inspired frozen treats, from Korean shaved ice to Indian kulfi to ice cream sandwiches with a Peruvian twist.
An American classic with a Peruvian portable twist On its frozen cookie surface, the ice cream sandwich is as American as it gets. Chef Carlos Delgado of Boveda, however, drew inspiration from his native Peru for CreamCycle, the roving ice cream sandwich carts that are scheduled to hit D.C. streets this month. Each ice cream sandwich ($5) features an inch-thick slab of homemade ice cream wedged between two soft butter cookies. Inventive offerings are the carts' forte: Habanero adds a lip-searing bite to banana ice cream on a coffee cookie (foreground); citrusy lime ice cream pops on a salted lime cookie. Buy Photo
Where to find it: CreamCycle carts in the District (www.creamcycledc.com) and at Smucker Farms (www.smuckerfarmsdc.com) and, in coming weeks, Bean & Bite (www.beanandbite.com). Lavanya Ramanathan/The Washington Post