About Us

Our Story

Coolhaus co-founders Natasha Case and Freya Estreller started baking cookies, making ice cream, and combining them into "cool houses" in 2008. With mutual backgrounds in the design and real estate fields, they began naming their ice cream sandwiches after architects and architectural movements that inspired them - and eventually decided to take their newfound passion (dubbed "Farchitecture," or Food + Architecture) to their hometown streets in Los Angeles. So after a few days on Craigslist (and some time convincing their families they weren't crazy), they found and bought a beat-up old postal van, trekked out to the world-famous Coachella Valley Music Festival in April 2009 to make their debut, and, well...the rest is history.

Now, Coolhaus operates a national fleet of 10 mobile ice cream trucks and carts (5 in Southern California, 2 in NYC and 5 in Dallas). The trucks can be seen vending throughout each city and at large public events, blowing guests away at privately catered parties, and giving away treats as part of unique consumer giveaways and brand activations. Fans can also visit Coolhaus at its two Southern California-based storefronts in Culver City and Pasadena, or pick up a pre-packaged ice cream sandwich, pint of ice cream, or hand-dipped ice cream bar at one of 4,000+ markets ranging from Whole Foods to Kroger and Safeway, in all 50 states, along with Asia and the Middle East.

What Makes Us Unique?

At Coolhaus, we love all types of food and strive to push the boundaries of traditional dessert by creating unique, sweet-meets-savory flavors you can't find anywhere else. We sit down for a meal and think, "Shucks, wouldn't that make a good ice cream sandwich combo?" (True story: pickled ginger radish and wasabi at a sushi dinner became an ice cream sandwich with ginger cookies and chocolate wasabi ice cream.) And now, it doesn't just stop at cookies and ice cream - our adventurous palates have led us to expand our line of gourmet goodies to include treats like fried chicken caramel (with hints of cayenne, sage and black pepper) and handmade candy bars (filled with white chocolate and fresh, locally-sourced mint leaves).

Equally important as our dedication to innovation is our commitment to quality and sustainability. Every Coolhaus treat is all-natural, handmade and organic whenever possible, made with sustainably produced, hormone-free dairy and fresh, local ingredients - because we're all about satisfying your sweet tooth AND mother nature.

What's up with the Architectural Connection?

The inspiration for Coolhaus started when co-founder Natasha was exploring the concept of "Farchitecture" - or, Food + Architecture - in her graduate architecture program. The concept originated with the broader notion that design could enhance one's eating experience, and, by the same token, that food could bring awareness to the the design field, especially during the recession. After experimenting with different kinds of desserts, it quickly became clear that ice cream sandwiches were a perfect (and not to mention, delicious) medium to further explore this relationship.

Cookies, ice cream, and their combinations presented endless possibilities to deconstruct flavor profiles, and using pun-y names like the "Frank Berry" (Snickerdoodle cookies + Strawberry ice cream) started making knowledge about architecture and design fun and accessible amongst consumers. In fact, the name of the company (which is the first project under the Farchitecture umbrella) is a triple entendre:

1. Bauhaus, an influential modernist design movement of the 1920's and 30's.

2. Rem Koolhaas, a famous Dutch architect and theorist.

3. "Cool house," or what you're eating when you bite into an ice cream sandwich...right?

Flavors

We sourced the finest vanilla beans for that refreshing but rich Tahitian flavor; try it with our Chocolate Chip cookies to create the Louis Ba-kahn sandwich
Salted Chocolate ice cream, toasted marshie swirl, graham crumble
scotch-spiked ice cream with scotchmallow swirl and M&M's, a hint of salt
Featuring Maker's Mark bourbon
Nothing like a cool and spicy sorbet to give your palate a riot! Very popular in our Southern-ish locations (Austin, Miami and Los Angeles); non-dairy
coffee ice cream spiked with Kahlua and swirled with cake donuts
Rum spiked egg nog with spices; winter only folks!
A strawberry ice cream that will take you back to childhood. Pair it with our Snickerdoodle cookie to create the Frank Behry
A favorite in Miami; strawberries and mint make this cocktail sorbet sing!
We sourced the finest vanilla beans for that refreshing but rich Tahitian flavor; try it with our Chocolate Chip cookies to create the Louis Ba-kahn sandwich
A summer favorite, the taste of Thai iced tea in a creamy ice cream! Yumcity!
Black tea base with coffee cake crumble swirl
Salted caramel ice cream with a delicious rosemary and honey swirl. Made in partnership with Vdara Hotel & Spa in Las Vegas!
Almond butter infused Vegan coconut milk base, Vegan Nutella swirl
with chicory
We spike it with Jameson, and we sometimes call this IRISH BREAKFAST.
Ask The Dude for more details, or if he can lend you his Ralph's card as ID.
Sourness of creamy Greek yogurt paired with swirled mixed berries. Our yogurt does contain acidophilus which aids digestion!
Sourness of creamy Greek yogurt paired with toasted granola. Our yogurt does contain acidophilus which aids digestion!
our buttery salted caramel ice cream with Z caramel corn in spicy or smoky varieties
coffee ice cream with a salty fudge swirl and marcona almonds
Chocolate hazelnut base ice cream with toasted almonds
Super refreshing and fruity Olive Oil infused with fresh rosemary; for the adventurous Italian! Featuring California Olive Ranch olive oil
Maple & pancake-infused base with a fragolini strawberry syrup swirl. In partnership with PANCAKE EPIDEMIC!
Port & Manischewitz ice cream with chocolate covered matzo pieces
'Special Sauce' by Sir Kensington base with 'Haus-made caramelized Pastrami. Recommended with 'Marbled Rye' cookie to make the REUBEN ice cream sandwich!!
Super creamy peanut butter ice cream; if you love peanut butter, you won't be able to get enough! Try it with our Double Chocolate cookie to create the IM Pei-nut Butter
A decadent interpretation of an haute dessert. Fresh Tahitian vanilla bean make this non-dairy classic a winner!
Peking duck skin and fortune cookie crumble in a Chinese five spice ice cream with plum sauce swirl
Sicilian pistachio and black truffle mushrooms. Earthy and divine at once.
Mascarpone base infused with sundried tomato, olive oil, basil and a pinch of salt
Our Baked Apple ice cream (contains apple puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, clove, vanilla) with salty shoestring french fries
Spiced pumpkin pie with graham cracker crust swirls
Cream cheese base ice cream with hunks of red velvet cake swirled throughout
A Summer favorite, and a flavor that can take you back to childhood! Slight carbonation gives this flavor a fantastic mouthfeel.
Olive oil base with balsamic vinegar swirl. Featuring local California Olive Ranch olive oil
Maldon sea salt and caramel ice cream; try it with our Snickerdoodle cookie to create the Caramia Lehrer
Mascarpone base, dulce de lece swirl, milk chocolate chips, and hidden Cadbury eggs. If you find one, you'll win a free ice cream sammie!
Hudson Valley foie & salty peanut butter ice cream with fragolini (sugar-soaked Italian mini strawberries)
Brown butter maple ice cream with maple candied chicken skins and carmelized waffles---coming soon!
Froot Loops infused base with Froot Loops cereal swirl
Elderflower, gin and lime ice cream; try it with our Snickerdoodle cookies to create the ArquitecTONIC-a sandwich! Featuring Adirondack Distilling gin
Featuring Fat Toad Farms Goat's Milk
Coconut-milk based ice cream with spirulina, banana, vanilla bean, candied dates and toasted coconut shreds
Dark stout ice cream with semisweet chips and coffee notes
honey ice cream with swirls of home-made honeycomb from Free Range LA
Rice milk infused with cinnamon, and a great VEGAN option.
Creamy lime base with baked graham crackers swirled; our Keylime Pie ice cream is yellow because we do not use food coloring to turn these yellow limes green! (and it's a favorite at our Miami trucks)
Blueberry base ice cream with a blueberry swirl
This Maker's Mark flavor is one that will make you want to pretend you're Don Draper between meetings
An interpretation of an Eastern pairing; try it with our Vegan Ginger Molasses cookies to create the Thom Mayne-go
Maple sweet potatoes with a marshmallow swirl; Fall/Winter flavor only!
Creamy meyer lemon ice cream with fresh zest, toasted meringue and graham cracker crust swirl; try it with our Ginger Molasses cookie to create the Richard Meyer Lemon sandwich!
Blood orange ice cream base spiked with champage. The effervescene survives in the scoop!
Brown butter and maple ice cream base, McFaddy's French Toast toffee swirl (toffee is custom for us)
Buttermilk base, biscuit and fragolini strawberry swirl
Candy Cap Mushroom: Amazing actual mushroom breed that has an inherent sweetness to it---we soaked ice cream base with dried candy cap mushrooms which become more potent over time---they taste of maple and vanilla bean, with of course the inherent earthy-ness of mushrooms (similar to a poricini)
Creamy chocolate ice cream enhanced with ancho chilis and cayenne better to give your mouth a spicy kick in the front and back of your palate!
Creamy chocolate ice cream infused with fresh peppermint
Coconut-milk base VEGAN ice cream with cinnamon and a Speculoos swirl. Tastes like a doughy spiced cookie!
Passionfruit and blood orange ice cream with coconut fat-washed Campari and toasted coconut flakes.
Creamy coffee ice cream with crunch Oreo crumbles
Sweet cream base with crushed oreo pieces.
Cream cheese & mascarpone base, nutty harvest rye cracker swirl
notes of caramel, salt, coffee, and of course... smoke
Tahitian Vanilla Bean ice cream with a 'bloody' cherry swirl. Created for the season of DEXTER on SHOWTIME.
Fresh mint infused ice cream with semisweet chocolate chips and a hint of brown sugar (no mint extract or flavoring used); Try it with the Double Chocolate cookie to create the Mintimalism, or the Chocolate Chip cookie to create the Buck-MINTster Fuller!
Salted Tahitian Vanilla bean ice cream, chocolate malt balls, french fry crisps
White Cheddar Popcorn-infused base, Doritos
black tea, yuzu and American Born sweet tea moonshine
peanut brittle, Amarenna cherry swirl, and Adirondack Distilling bourbon
Organic California avocados. Try it with our Lemon Rosemary Olive Oil cookies to creat the Design, Bitches signature sammie!
A seasonal favorite, featuring apples cooked with nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and brown sugar
Creamy mascarpone-based ice cream with balsamic glazed California figs and a balsamic swirl; like a frozen cheese plate!
Dark stout ice cream with salty pretzels (soon available with chocolate covered pretzels)
Like a unique twist on a peanut butter ice cream with serious depth... and doesn't it look like concrete? #farchitecture
A Winter favorite, fresh California blackberries infused with ginger for that extra kick; non-dairy.
Featuring Maker's Mark bourbon
One of the flavors that put Coolhaus on the culinary map: Brown butter base ice cream with brown sugar candied Bacon (Applegate nitrate-free bacon); try it with our Chocolate Chip cookies to create the Louis Ba-kahn sandwich!
brown butter ice cream with spiced gingerbread man cookies
Dark chocolate base, swirled with caramel and rich brownie pieces. In partnership with Roald Dahl Literary Estate
Brown butter base with coffee
Graham cookie with melted chocolate and burnt marshmallow
French macaron with homemade caramel and Maldon salt, naturally gluten-free.
Tahitian vanilla bean sugar cookie laced with nutella frosting and a touch of salt.
loaded with corn flakes, pretzels and potato chips for a sweet and salty crunch
A perfect, soft cinnamon and sugar cookie
Buttery, vanilla cookie sprinkled with cinnamon sugar before baking with two candy corns adorning the center of the cookie. A Halloween special
Spiced but not overpowering; try it with our Meyer Lemon ice cream to create the Richard Meyer Lemon sandwich
Part of our new Jewish Deli-inspired menu. Sponge-cakey shortbread cookies dipped in dark chocolate & vanilla frosting
Delicious, warm chocolate brownies. Try one a la mode or make an ice cream sandwich with two!
A brown sugar-y, chewy but soft chocolate chip cookie; try it with Tahitian Vanilla Bean to create the Mies Vanilla Rohe, or the Brown Butter Candied Bacon to create the Louis Ba-kahn
A Rice Krispie treat with Cocoa Pebbles. Basically, awesome.
Super chewy coconut cookie with semi-sweet chips, made with almond flour. As good as any cookie, gluten free or not.
Ring in the New Year with these! Or any time of year. Yellow cake moon pie & rainbow sprinkles.
aka the 'Cookie Bowl' and 'Cookie Cup' get a scoop of your choice inside this delicious edible container... available in Chocolate Chip, Snickerdoodle, Double Chocolate and Graham in rotation. Look out for our 'Coolhaus Deep Dish' ice cream line coming to grocery stores in 2017!
A decadent, chewy brownie cookie; try it with Dirty Mint ice cream to create the Mintimalism sandwich
Sugar cookies with an Easter color palate, for your Easter pallet!
A colorful variation on a Rice Krispie treat.
Named after our CEO Tash Case, our take on a Hamentashen cookie: shortbread & cherry filling. Part of our Jewish Deli menu.
Maple cookie with maple sugar bits; try it with our Brown Butter Candied Bacon ice cream to create the 'Breakfast Sammie'
Chocolate & Vanilla whoopie with rye carrway seeds
A chewy Oatmeal cookie with raisins; available with cranberries and orange peel during the winter season; try it with our Cinnamon ice cream to create the Oatmeal Cinna-(Moneo sandwich!
Our riff on the standard ice cream sandwich wafer, but elevated with top ingredients and sea salt flakes
Peanut butter cookies with Captain Crunch cereal
Soft, sweet pumpkin spice whoopies with toasted & roasted salted pecans
Winter spiced pumpkin cookie with savory cream cheese frosting
All the goodness of the ever popular red velvet cupcake in a perfect cookie; red velvet base cookie with real cream cheese icing
one scoop of your favorite ice cream over our 'Haus-made hot chocolate
one scoop of your favorite ice cream over Izze, Boylan or other vintage sodas
one scoop of your favorite ice cream over hot/cold coffee
We stock our favorite all-natural, micro-brewed sodas in a variety of flavors including Izze, Boylan's, Bundaberg!
Oh man this stuff is good! Perfect with our fresh artisan whipped cream
Featuring Stumptown Coffee
Craft sodas featuring fresh, all-natural, and seasonal juices
choose your favorite ice cream and we'll blend it with your favorite cookie. Option to top with 'Haus-made whipped cream and sprinkled with cookie crumbles
(featuring Stumptown or Handsome Roasters)
Chocolate Chip/Snickerdoodle cookies & Salted Chocolate ice cream
Oatmeal Raisin cookies & Baked Apple ice cream
Chocolate Hazelnut ice cream dipped in Salted Milk Chocolate rolled in Roasted Almonds
Coffee ice cream dipped in Salted Milk Chocolate rolled in Crushed Oreos
Tahitian Vanilla Bean ice cream dipped in Salted Caramel Milk Chocolate rolled in Crushed Pretzels
Tahitian Vanilla Bean ice cream dipped in Salted Caramel Milk Chocolate rolled in Crushed Pretzels
Salted Caramel ice cream with Maldon Sea Salt
Chocolate Molten Cake ice cream - Rich Milk Chocolate ice cream
Balsamic-glazed Figs in Mascarpone ice cream
Our signature Dirty Mint Chip ice cream, just fresh mint, brown sugar and semi-sweet chips
Banana ice cream with butter-y rum reduction swirl
Salted Tahitian Vanilla Bean ice cream, graham cracker cookie butter marshmallow swirl, dark chocolate squares
Tahitian Vanilla Bean ice cream, chocolate hazelnut swirl, salted, roasted almonds
Snickerdoodle cookies & Salted Caramel ice cream
Snickerdoodle cookies & strawberry ice cream
Double Chocolate cookies & Peanut Butter ice cream
Chocolate Chip cookies & Brown Butter Candied Bacon ice cream
Chocolate Chip cookies & Tahitian Vanilla Bean ice cream
Double Chocolate cookies & Dirty Mint Chip ice cream
Double chocolate cookies w/ cream & cookies ice cream
Your choice of cookie top and bottom sandwiching your choice of ice cream (please allow 7 business days for order and contact events@eatcoolhaus.com for details)
Hand-packed pints featuring a variety of our ice creams
Fried Chicken Caramel milk chocolate bars, Dark 'n Dirty Mint Paddy bars
Fried Chicken Caramel milk and Dark 'n Dirty Mint

Wholesale



We currently wholesale our pre-packaged ice cream sandwiches, pints, and hand-dipped ice cream bars to gourmet grocers and retailers around the country. If you're interested in becoming a Coolhaus retailer and would like more information, please email dan@eatcoolhaus.com



ICE CREAM+COOKIE PIES



Pick your favorite ice cream + cookie crust + cookie crumbles combo, and we'll turn it into a delicious pie!


Cookie crust flavors: Snickerdoodle, Chocolate Chip, Vegan Ginger Molasses, Peanut Butter Captain Crunch.


Call our Culver City shop to order: 310.838.5559


Contact

General Questions or Comments:
info@eatcoolhaus.com

Natasha Case CEO/CO-FOUNDER Creative Director natasha@cool.haus
Dan Fishman President dan@cool.haus
Craig Gladstone Director of Operations 310.853.8995 ext. 5 craig@cool.haus
Beth Drewien Catering & Events Mngr, LA/NYC 310.853.8995 ext. 1 bethd@cool.haus
Jarett Margolis Vice President of Sales 310.853.8995 ext. 3 jarett@cool.haus
Pierre Jamet Sales Manager 310.853.8995 ext. 3 pierre@cool.haus
Freya Estreller Interim Director of Marketing & PR 310.853.8995 ext. 4 freya@cool.haus
Katie Miller Marketing & PR Associate 805.358.0482 katie@cool.haus
Teena Nguyen General Manager Catering & Event Mngr, DFW 972.252.2052 teena@cool.haus
Chris Sprenger General Manager New York 917.933.8638 chris@cool.haus
Armando Ortega General Manager Los Angeles 310.765.1597 armando.ortega@cool.haus