The Classics: The Ice Cream Sandwich

The Classics: The Ice Cream Sandwich

Legend has it that the very first ice cream sandwich was created at the turn of the 20th century, by a pushcart vendor in the Bowery neighborhood of New York.  The unknown hero of the frozen dessert world bravely went were no ice cream seller had gone before and sandwiched a slice of ice cream between two milk biscuits and sold his creation to hungry customers for just a penny.  The idea soon caught on, and more vendors started selling the tasty biscuit and ice cream combo, and the ice cream sandwich was well and truly born.

Spring forward a couple of decades and the ice cream sandwich has a subtle reinvention in 1945, as a man named Jerry Newberg adds a new twist to the popular icy delight.  He made his money selling slices of vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two chocolate wafers to hungry sports fans at Forbes Field, former home of the Pittsburgh Pirates.  So popular was his new take on the original Bowery invention, it went on to by mass produced and became the Ice Cream Sandwich we know and love today.

Today Ice cream sandwiches can be found all around the world and are known by a variety of different names including the Monaco Bar, Giant Sandwich, Maxibon, Cream Between, Vanilla Slice and many more.  However far you go to find one though, you can rest assured that the ice cream sandwich will always be considered an American icon.  In fact, so much so, that it is even sold at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C!

Still one of the bestselling ice cream products on the market today, it is the 30 – 45-year age group that consumes the most ice cream sandwiches here in America.  They must be eating a lot of them too, as the average number of ice cream sandwiches eaten per second nationally is a whopping 48, according to fact-finding website – and that’s a lot of sandwiches!

Upscale Ice Cream Sandwiches

As with all simple and traditional treats, there is always someone out there looking to improve on the original recipe.  The ice cream sandwich is no exception, and upscale ice creameries and designer dessert chefs are using everything from banana bread to macaroons as the cookie base to sandwich ice creams made of a million different flavors to create an unusual and inspired take on the classic ice cream sandwich of our youth.

National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

If you love an ice cream sandwich, why not celebrate National Ice Cream Sandwich Day on August 2nd, and eat a frozen treat in honor of the same.  Or, if you can’t wait until August, come see us any time of year to try one of our new and exciting nitrogen ice cream sandwiches right here in Florida.

Nitrogen Frozen Desserts from Frostbite

Here at Frostbite, we will happily combine any kind of cookie base with your favorite ice cream flavor to create your very own custom sandwich, or you can try one of our immensely popular Billionaire Golden Oreo Sandwiches instead.

The best way to find out more about Frostbite Nitrogen Ice Cream is to experience it for yourself. Stop in with your kids, friends, Grandparents, date, or even just yourself. You won’t be disappointed!  Click our LOGO below to enter our website where you can discover more about us!

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