With that thought, chef Christian Nye found his new calling. He and his wife Kelly, who created the business plan, are the duo behind Nye’s Cream Sandwiches of Wilmington, N.C. The premise is simple: Pair chewy cookies with gourmet ice cream. It’s the execution that makes Nye’s so irresistible. Christian personally develops all the cookie recipes and ice cream flavors, and each frozen treat is prepared, assembled and wrapped by hand.
Nye’s offers a range of classic flavor combinations, such as vanilla bean ice cream sandwiched between two chocolate ganache cookies; strawberry ice cream paired with two sugar cookies; and, one of their bestsellers, peppermint ice cream complemented by fudge-like chocolate cookies. Christian also gets inventive, debuting seasonal flavors -- such as blackberry cobbler, pumpkin spice, caramel latte, and key lime pie -- that make our mouths water just thinking about them.
It’s fitting that Nye’s Cream Sandwiches got its start because Christian gave up his job as an executive chef to find a new culinary pursuit that would allow him to spend more time with his family. In doing so, he created the ultimate family treat.