As a not-so-secret ice cream fanatic, I am a firm believer that the frozen confection can be enjoyed during any season. From sweltering summers to sub-zero winters, I’ve noticed that climatic conditions have no correlation whatsoever with my cravings for this particular delicacy.

Unfortunately for ice cream lovers in Middletown, there is a disappointing lack of ice cream parlors on Main Street, especially following the recent closing of Praline’s on Main Street. Though purchasing a pint of Ben & Jerry’s at Weshop is one way to satisfy an addiction, there are even more creative ways to get your fix while preserving the few meal plan points you may or may not have left.

I’ve always had a soft spot for unusual ice cream sandwiches (though Chipwiches will forever hold a special place in my ice cream sandwich-loving heart), and I’ve discovered that the rotating selection of ice cream flavors and cookie varieties in the Usdan Marketplace serves as the perfect platform for a do-it-yourself dessert.

Here are just a few ideas for your next self-constructed ice cream sandwich at Usdan (just cross your fingers that they have the necessary cookie/ice cream combinations on any given day). These options offer further proof that the dining hall really is what you make of it.

Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream Between Snickerdoodle Cookies

A truly ideal autumn dessert, this ice cream sandwich combines the flavors of cinnamon and pumpkin for a perfectly seasonal confection.

Black Cherry Ice Cream Between Double Chocolate-Chip Cookies

Why buy a pint of Cherry Garcia® when you can have unlimited access to a tub of ice cream for just one meal swipe? This is the most economical way for you to recreate the essence of this iconic Ben & Jerry’s flavor. Bonus: you can eat it with your hands!

Banana Pudding Ice Cream with Vanilla Wafers Between Peanut Butter Cookies

If you want to add a bit of guilt to your obsession with the popular peanut butter-banana combo, this ice cream sandwich is a great way to indulge.

Strawberry Ice Cream Between Sugar Cookies

Have a weakness for Lofthouse frosted cookies? Make a frozen version! To make it even more authentic, coat the perimeter of the ice cream with rainbow sprinkles.

Vanilla Ice Cream Between Chocolate Chip Cookies

How much closer to a classic Chipwich can you get?