It was on our Duck Tour that I first spotted the Cookie Monstah food truck in Boston Commons, and I knew I just had to have it. The clever moniker for a name, the idea of freshly baked cookies, imagining the Cookie Monster devouring cookies after his own name; these reasons all topped the list of why I convinced myself I hadn’t yet eaten enough food in Boston, Massachusetts as we headed home to the airport.
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Hours: 11a – 5p
At first, I thought Cookie Monstah just offered giant freshly baked cookies, but actually Cookie Monstah is more well known for their enormous, signature, ice cream sandwiches. The menu suggests several classic combos, which we ultimately decided on two, after mulling over the decision with an absurd amount of consideration. Because we weren’t buying five separate ice cream sandwiches we had to balance the chocolate wants of one twin with the vanilla wants of the other twin, to find a mutually beneficial agreed upon solution.
This signature combo is comprised of apple crisp ice cream sandwiched between two Snickerdoodle Cookies. I kept going back and forth between this option, and The Pumpkin Patch which combined Pumpkin Ice Cream with Snickerdoodle Cookies.
I wish I’d chosen the The Pumpkin Patch.
It wasn’t that The Harvest was bad, but apple crisp denotes soft, caramelized apples, and that’s what I expected. The apples in this ice cream were tart, sharp and crunchy with an overtly strong cinnamon flavor. It was really yummy, but it not only wasn’t what I expected, but it wasn’t what I wanted.
The Peanut Buttah Cup
Two double chocolate cookies make up this combo with Reese’s Peanut Butter Ice Cream smooshed in the middle. We all fought over this treat. It was so good. The chocolate and the peanut butter paired flawlessly.
The ice cream was noteworthy, though not as good as local favorite Crescent Ridge. The cookies are uncommonly soft with good flavors, but it is definitely the pairing of the ice cream with the cookies that make Cookie Monstah so popular and well worth inducing the appropriate face stuffing frenzy.
► For Kids: These giant sandwiches are huge, and should probably be shared. With vast combination offerings, there is something for everyone, and it’ll be hard narrowing it down. Regardless of what you choose, the kids will love seeing these huge treats coming towards them, and as they arrive you’ll love seeing their face light up and their eyes grow wide as they imagine eating such a scrumptious delicacy.
Have you checked out the Cookie Monstah food truck? Which was your favorite classic combo, or did you branch out and choose your own pairing? What did we miss out on? We can’t wait to hear about it!
► Nap-Time Version: Giant ice cream sandwiches from Cookie Monstah are worth the self inducing food baby.
Gabriel picked up a dog from Bianco & Son’s Sausage at Boston Common, and this is also the location of the start of the Freedom Trail! Read all about our family walk through 2.5 miles of America’s History (coming soon)! And, don’t miss our stop at the World’s Only Curious George Toy Store!