August 2nd National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

There is nothing quite so tempting as a sweet, cold treat on a hot summer day. The ice cream sandwich certainly qualifies as that and at just 1 cent it would be even more tempting, that is, if this was 1900, and the streets of New York City. Ice cream placed between 2 milk biscuits was all the rage, sold out of push carts on the street it was something hardly anyone could resist.


The modern-day ice cream sandwich was invented by Jerry Newberg, who had been selling ice cream at Forbes Field in New York. It quickly spread all over the world being called Monaco Bars, Giant Sandwiches, Maxibon, Cream Between, and Vanilla Slice just to name a few.


As the sandwich continued to develop, chocolate ice cream, strawberry ice cream, and any combination there of has been added. The wafers making it a sandwich has been made from not only cookies, but oatmeal, rice crispy treats, and many more interesting items as well.

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Companies not known for ice cream have even gotten in on the craze. They may use birthday cake ice cream, wild berry ice cream, or any flavor you can imagine to tempt you to buy their product.


And who knows what the future of the ice cream sandwich will be? Maybe it won’t look anything like what the originals did. But it won’t matter, it’s still ice cream between two “sandwich buns”, and still great on any hot summer day.

How to celebrate – Enjoy an ice cream sandwich readily available at any nearby grocery store. Make up your own ice cream sandwich using whatever ingredients you want. Have an ice cream sandwich party where everyone brings something different for all to try.


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