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RECIPE: 12+ Different Types Of Ice Cream Sandwiches

Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwich
[1] Cookie Dough ice cream sandwiches. Be still our foolish hearts (photo courtesy McCormick).

Ice Cream Sandwich Sundae
[2] An ice cream sandwich sundae (photo courtesy Tony Roma?s).

Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches
[3] Ice cream sandwich on a donut (photo courtesy Elegant Affairs Caterers).

Palmier Ice Cream Sandwich
[4] Ice cream sandwich on French palmier cookies (photo courtesy Sugar Bowl Bakery).

Churro Ice Cream Sandwich

[5] Go Mexican: Ice cream sandwich on churros, with dulce de ledche, from Boqueria | Brooklyn.

 

Time to celebrate: August 2nd is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day.

ICE CREAM SANDWICH HISTORY

According to an article in the July 1900 issue of The New York Herald Tribune, the ice cream sandwich was created in 1899 by a pushcart peddler in the Bowery area of the Lower East Side.

The first ice cream sandwiches were a slice of vanilla ice cream pressed between two thin graham wafers. The slice was cut from a larger slab.

In July 1900, The New York Tribune published an article about the pushcart vendor who was selling the sandwiches.

  • The vendor was so busy pressing the sandwiches into a tin mold (to order) that he didn?t have time to make change. Customers had to pay the exact price, one cent.
  • Shortly thereafter, the treats made it to pushcarts on the beach at Atlantic City.
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    MODERN ICE CREAM SANDWICHES

    The modern version with the rectangular chocolate wafers was created in 1945 by Jerry Newberg, an ice cream vendor at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh; although Wikipedia gives credit to partners Jack Delaney, Tim Jones, John Defilippis and Sam West whom it says originally created and patented the chocolate wafer sandwich in 1963. The thin wafers gain moisture in the freezer, which gives them a cake-like quality.

    The next step, the Chipwich, was ice cream sandwiched between chocolate chip cookies. It was created in 1981 by Richard LaMotta of New York City and sold from a pushcart like the Bowery originals (the brand was subsequently bought by Dreyer?s, and is now owned by Retrobrands USA).

    Today the ice cream sandwich is enjoyed worldwide, in forms that include the Vietnamese b?nh m? kep kem, a baguette stuffed with scoops of ice cream topped with crushed peanuts, instead of conventional sandwich fixings; to Iranian ?bread ice cream? which sandwiches rose water, saffron, or vanilla ice cream between thin, round, crunchy wafers.

    In Scotland, vanilla ice cream sandwiched is between one wafer and one block of chocolate-covered nougat (a ?single nougat?) or between two blocks of nougat (a ?double nougat?).

    We?ve seen macaron ice cream sandwiches and churro ice cream sandwiches. What would you like for your perfect ice cream sandwich?
     
    MODERN ICE CREAM SANDWICH RECIPES

    Since the Chipwich, making ice cream sandwiches other cookies and bars (blondies, brownies, oatmeal, etc.) have come to the fore. But creativity doesn?t stop there. Here are other delicious variations of ice cream sandwich:

  • Blueberry Ice Cream Sandwiches On Blueberry Pound Cake
  • Brioche Or King?s Hawaiian Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Crunchy Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • Donut, Rice Krispie Treat & Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • Frozen Cheesecake ?Ice Cream? Sandwiches
  • Granola Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • Ice Cream Sandwich Sundaes
  • Popcorn Ball Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Sandwiches
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    We celebrated today with ice cream sandwiches on black and white cookies!

    But alas, so many options, so few excuses for eating them all.

     

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