Ice Cream Sandwich Day | August 2
Wed Aug 2nd

National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

National Ice Cream Sandwich Day, on August 2nd, encourages us to cool down with one of our favorite frozen treats. If it's vanilla, strawberry, or Neopolitan between two chocolate wafers, the dessert will surely hit the spot on a hot summer day.


In 1900, the first ice cream sandwich sold for a penny from a pushcart in New York's Bowery neighborhood. Newspapers never revealed the name of the vendor in newspaper distributed around the country. However, the ice cream sandwiched between milk biscuits became a hit. During the summer months selling the portable treats, pushcarts sprung up around the city and country. Beachgoers in Atlantic City are seen in early photos as they purchase their ice cream sandwiches for 1 each.

Home cooks' recipes filled the pages once ice cream sandwiches became popular, and home cooks' recipes were included. The sandwich layers included everything from angel food and sponge cake to shortbread cookies. The ice cream sandwich was sold at Restaurants as a decadent dessert for travelers. By 1940, grocers were selling sandwiches made with crispy wafers.

According to one account, Jerry Newberg's modern ice cream sandwich with the chocolate wafer was invented in 1945. In Pittsburgh, PA, the ice cream maker sold his product at Forbes Field. The storied location was home to the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers at the time.

If the chocolate brownie wafer doesn't appeal to you, don't hesitate to make it up. The cookies from All Variety of Cookies make excellent sandwich pieces. You may want to change up the ice cream, too. Various brands sell ice cream sandwiches around the world, including the Monaco Bar, Giant Sandwich, Maxibon, Cream Between, Vanilla Slice, and many others.

How to Observe National Ice Cream Sandwich Day?

Today is the day to enjoy an ice cream sandwich. Make your own with this recipe or look for your local ice cream truck. #IceCreamSandwichDay is a hashtag on social media used by the author of this article.

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