Reminder: Macaron Ice-Cream Sandwiches Exist

One of these is brand-new.
One of these is brand-new. Photo: Courtesy of Francois Payard Bakery

It’s hot outside, and both Gothamist and DNAinfo want to alert you to the presence of macaron ice-cream sandwiches at François Payard locations downtown, uptown, and elsewhere. The throwback dessert consists of two rectangle-shaped macarons (with feet!) and a scoop of ice cream or sorbet, but that’s not all: There are four flavors, and not only is the strawberry-cheesecake swirl flavor all-new for 2013, but it’s also sort of a mash-up of four sweets — macarons, strawberry shortcake, cheesecake, and ice-cream sandwiches. What a showboat; basically, that’s like standing in four states at the same time. Take that, cronut. [DNAinfo, Gothamist, Related, Related]