Lune Is Serving Up Limited-Edition Ice Cream Sandwiches Made with Croissant Ice Cream to See Out Summer
This sweet treat takes a Lune pain au chocolat, then fills it with ice cream made using pastry-infused milk and caramelised croissant pieces.
February 09, 2024
If you like croissants and ice cream, as everyone should, then we've just found the four tastiest words in the English language: Lune ice cream sandwich. Lune Croissanterie serves up limited-edition treats each month, and has just added to its February 2024 range with the ultimate special to see out summer. These $15 sandos are even made with croissant ice cream.
There's three forms of croissant worked into Lune's latest Frankenstein's monster-esque pastry mashup, providing the outside of the sandwich and featuring in the filling. Wrapped around the ice cream is a pain au chocolat, which has been sliced open. And inside, that croissant ice cream is made using pastry-infused milk and caramelised croissant pieces.
How do you whip up croissant ice cream? Lune takes its croissants, soaks them in milk, then uses that as a base. As it's churning, the caramelised croissant pieces are added. Yes, it just reading about it should make you hungry.
"When we first opened Lune in Fitzroy, one day an ingenious staff member cut a pain au chocolat in half and filled it with some gelato we happened to have in the freezer. It became a mainstay staff snack (with a rather naughty nickname)," explains Lune owner and co-founder Kate Reid.
"We've decided that it's far too good to keep in-house as a staff secret. My inner child is so stoked that it's making a public debut!"
The Lune ice cream sando is only on the menu from Saturday, February 10–Wednesday, February 28, and only at the chain's the chain's stores in Armadale in Melbourne and South Brisbane. There's no online pre-orders, either, so you will need to lineup to get your hands around this special.
While you're there, you can also treat yo'self to something else in the February lineup. The twice-baked finger bun croissants are back, alongside cherry ripe pains au chocolat, tiramisu puddings, berry juniper cruffins, and harissa and goats' cheese escargots.
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