Mail-Order Expansion, and More January News!

Happy January, everybody! True ice cream connoisseurs know that colder weather is no reason to stop eating ice cream—all you have to do is eat it indoors, preferably while sitting on a cozy couch, wrapped in a blanket, maybe with a scarf around your neck. Watching the Great British Baking Show is optional but highly recommended.

And we are here to serve all your ice cream needs, all year round. Our big news this month is that we’re expanding our mail-order shipping area to serve the needs of ice cream lovers in more states! We’ve conducted several test shipments and concluded that with a little extra dry ice, we can safely send ice cream to our friends in Massachusetts, Colorado, Arizona, Louisiana, and beyond. The full list of eligible destinations is on our FAQs page.

Bartleby’s Mail-Order Packaging

A few things to note about shipping: In order to avoid weekend delays, we are only shipping on Tuesdays. Shipping costs vary by destination and are calculated at checkout. The calculations factor in the weight of the product and packaging, the cost of dry ice, and UPS Ground fees. Total shipping costs range from approximately $30 to $50.

New Kite String Collaboration

The new season also brings a new flavor in our collaboration with Kite String Cantina, a beloved neighborhood bar with killer cocktails, fantastic homemade taquitos, and a beautifully curated market of local goods, including our ice cream. Grocery stores throughout Chicago are currently overflowing with gorgeous papayas from Mexico. Kite String’s featured mezcal, Banhez Mezcal Artesanal, is from Mexico too, and this fruit-and-spirit combo just makes perfect sense. 

Papaya Mezcal Ice Cream

Subscribers to the Kite Food Club box will get a cup of this gorgeous ice cream in their box on January 13, and it will be stocked in Kite String’s market for the next three months. Get your cup of tropical ice cream magic while it lasts!

Return of the Giant Ice Cream Sandwich

In the early days of the pandemic, we streamlined our menu to match our pared-down operations, and one of the treats we sadly bid farewell was the Giant Ice Cream Sandwich. But we’ve improved our efficiency over the last several months, and now we’re bringing her back! Because the only thing more fun than a regular-sized ice cream sandwich is a giant one, naturally.

Bartleby’s Giant Ice Cream Sandwich


With a full quart of ice cream packed between two giant brownies, this cake-sized sandwich  delivers 8–12 servings of pure happiness.


Thanks for reading, and thanks for eating ice cream. We wish you a safe, healthy, and optimistic January!