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The Best Ice Cream Truck Treats—According To You!

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Odysseus had his sirens, the children of Hamelin, the Pied Piper, and DJs, the Macarena. Some songs are simply irresistible.

But perhaps the strongest pull of all comes from the joyful jingle of the ice cream truck. As the boxy vehicles slowly roll down the street, children and adults alike eagerly line up. From King Cones to Fudgesicles and Strawberry Shortcake bars, everyone has their favorite.

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How to Judge a Person by Their Ice Cream Choice

A recent conversation in the office sparked a heated debate about the best frozen treat. Curious to know what our community enjoys, we asked which popsicles, cones, or ice cream sandwich reigns supreme.

The ever-dependable ice cream sandwich was the crowd favorite, with more than 13 percent of the vote! Close behind were Choco Tacos, Chipwiches, and the luxurious Magnum bar.

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Instead of waiting for the temptation of a cheery song, we have 14 frozen treats that are just as good as the ice cream truck.

The Classic Ice Cream Sandwich

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How to Recreate the Stick-to-Your-Fingers Ice Cream Sandwich of Your Childhood

Tacos for Dessert

How to Make Choco Tacos at Home
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How to Make Choco Tacos at Home

Better than a chipwich

An Ice Cream Sandwich That'll Make the Chipwich Look Basic

An Ice Cream Sandwich That'll Make the Chipwich Look Basic by Samantha Weiss Hills

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Saltine Cracker Brownie Ice Cream Sandwich

Saltine Cracker Brownie Ice Cream Sandwich by Mandy @ Lady and pups

Mint Chocolate Harbor Bars

Mint Chocolate Harbor Bars by Merrill Stubbs

Raspberry Ice Cream Sandwiches

Raspberry Ice Cream Sandwiches by fiveandspice

(Ice) Pop It Like It's Hot

Skip the Ice Cream Truck and Make Your Own Frozen Pops
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Skip the Ice Cream Truck and Make Your Own Frozen Pops
Homemade Berry Rocket Pops

Homemade Berry Rocket Pops by Ashley McLaughlin

How to Make Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Pops at Home

How to Make Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Pops at Home by Jestei

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Frozen Bananas Dipped in Mexican Chocolate Ganache and Spicy Honeyed Peanuts

Frozen Bananas Dipped in Mexican Chocolate Ganache and Sp... by indieculinary

Strawberry, Rhubarb, and Lime Ice Pops

Strawberry, Rhubarb, and Lime Ice Pops by Isadora

DIY Fudgesicles
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DIY Fudgesicles
Strawberry Coconut Ice Pops

Strawberry Coconut Ice Pops by Food52

Roasted Banana Paletas

Roasted Banana Paletas by Nicholas Day

For more ice cream recipes, tips, and saves for when things go awry, check out Ice Cream & Friends, our cookbook dedicated to ice cream and all its pals: pops, gelato, milkshakes—sprinkles, cones, and so much more.

What is your favorite ice cream truck treat? Any local frozen desserts you can't resist in the summer?

Tags: ice cream truck, addictive treats, choco tacos, ice cream sandwiches, ice pops