"... You can still stock your own freezer with these addictive goodies thanks to Coolhaus' first cookbook. Inside, alongside the inspiring story of would-be architects turned ice cream entrepreneurs Natasha Case and Freya Estreller, you'll find ice cream recipes from the classic to the wacky—Blueberry Cobbler, Nutella Toasted Almond, Olive Oil & Rosemary, Whiskey Lucky Charm—and equally creative cookies for sandwiching, including Vegan Ginger Molasses, Peanut Butter with Cap'n Crunch, Pumpkin Pie, Double Chocolate Sea Salt." --Saveur.com
"Since its launch, the truck has been in high demand... It has been profiled in food and design media alike and recently fielded a call from [Frank Gehry's office, wondering when the truck would be making its way to that neck of L.A.'s suburban sprawl... The truck is regularly hired out for glitzy parties. (This past week it handed out ice cream sandwiches at a Fox Studio event featuring actress Zoey Deschanel.) --Time
"Ice cream trucks are hip again! And chillest . . . all [food trucks] is Coolhaus, which serves up all natural, handmade, customizable ice cream sandwiches. Creative combinations include chocolate chipotle ice cream on ginger molasses cookies and strawberry jalapeno ice cream paired with lemon rosemary cookies." --Star Magazine
"These two Los Angeles natives have put a lot of thought into building their little empire that combines architecture, design, urban planning, and food." --LAist
CBS New York named Coolhaus in the "Top 5 desserts of 2011"
Yahoo anointed it the "Best Ice Cream in America"
Mobile Cuisine magazine named Coolhaus one of the Top Ten Most Influential Food Trucks in the country
Smarter Travel put Coolhaus on their list of “America’s Best Ice Cream Shops.”
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Natasha Case is a Los Angeles native. She attended UC Berkeley for undergraduate studies, where she majored in architecture and double minored in city and regional planning and Italian studies. Natasha furthered these studies at UCLA, where she pursued a master of architecture and, after graduating, worked as an architectural intern at Walt Disney Imagineering in hotel and master planning. During this time, she started baking cookies and making ice cream and naming the ice cream sandwich combinations after famous architects and architectural movements. She handed them out to her peers, who found them to be tasty comic relief in spite of recent layoffs and discussion of further impending cutbacks. She had also just met Freya, who was helping her make the product behind the scenes and was putting numbers to the concept as a business model. Natasha works today as the CEO of Coolhaus, creating new product opportunities, building new relationships, and innovating ideas that keep Coolhaus on top of its game as zealous expansion continues. Freya Estreller is cofounder and co-owner of Coolhaus. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA, and has a BA in sociology with a minor in business from Cornell University. Prior to founding Coolhaus, she worked in real estate development, design, and finance, helping to build and/or renovate more than three hundred housing units on the East and West Coasts. She currently splits her time between Los Angeles, New York City, and Austin (where all the trucks are!), has a mini schnauzer named Hamilton, whom she fiercely loves, and is thankful every day for getting to live her entrepreneurial dream. Kathleen Squires is a food writing veteran whose work has spanned book, blog, newsprint, and magazine. Her work has appeared in Saveur, the Wall Street Journal, Cooking Light, Zagat.com, Gourmet, New York magazine, National Geographic Traveler, Real Simple, Budget Travel, Time Out New York, the New York Daily News, the New York Post, the New York Observer, Metro, Paper, and many other publications. She lives in New York City.