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 (4 in LA, 4 in Dallas and 2 in NYC). 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?








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

Organic California avocados. Try it with our Lemon Rosemary Olive Oil cookies to creat the Design, Bitches signature sammie!
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).
A Winter favorite, fresh California blackberries infused with ginger for that extra kick; non-dairy.
Like a unique twist on a peanut butter ice cream with serious depth... and doesn't it look like concrete? #farchitecture.
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. The ultimate holiday treat!
Brown butter base with coffee, this is sure to wake you up!
Brown butter and maple ice cream base with McFaddy's French Toast toffee swirl (toffee is custom for us).
We soaked ice cream base with dried candy cap mushrooms (a mushroom breed that has an inherent sweetness to it) 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.
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!
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!
Salted Tahitian Vanilla bean ice cream, chocolate malt balls, french fry crisps.
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!
Froot Loops infused base with Froot Loops cereal swirl.
Featuring Fat Toad Farms Goat's Milk.
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 Key Lime 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)
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.
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!
Coffee ice cream with a salty fudge swirl and Marcona Almonds.
White Cheddar Popcorn-infused base, and Doritos.
Chocolate hazelnut base ice cream with toasted almonds.
Port & Manischewitz ice cream with chocolate-covered Matzo pieces.
A decadent interpretation of an haute dessert. Fresh Tahitian vanilla bean make this non-dairy classic a winner!
Sicilian pistachio and black truffle mushrooms. Earthy and divine at once.
Our Baked Apple ice cream (contains apple puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, clove, vanilla) with salty shoestring french fries.
Maldon sea salt and caramel ice cream; try it with our Snickerdoodle cookie to create the Caramia Lehrer.
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.
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.
Coffee ice cream with added sweet condensed milk and 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 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.
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.
Cream cheese base ice cream with hunks of red velvet cake swirled throughout.
All the goodness of the ever popular red velvet cupcake in a perfect cookie; red velvet base cookie with real cream cheese icing.
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.
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!
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.
Tahitian vanilla bean sugar cookie laced with nutella frosting and a touch of salt.
Graham cookie with melted chocolate and burnt marshmallow.
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.
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)
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.
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.
Chocolate Chip/Snickerdoodle cookies & Salted Chocolate ice cream.
Oatmeal Raisin cookies & Baked Apple ice cream.
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.
Banana ice cream with butter-y rum reduction swirl.
Our signature Dirty Mint Chip ice cream, just fresh mint, brown sugar and semi-sweet chips.
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.
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.
Your choice of cookie top and bottom sandwiching your choice of ice cream. (please allow 7 business days for order and contact [email protected] 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.


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


General Questions or Comments:
[email protected]