Celebrated every year on August 2, National Ice Cream Sandwich Day conjures up visions of our favorite summer treat. It’s a simple thing, really, but oh, what deliciousness! In our American version, take two rectangular or circular flat cookies made of chocolate or oatmeal and match them with your favorite flavor of ice cream. Then, make it into a neat little sandwich. There’s nothing better than the taste of sugary sweet, ice cold creaminess and sometimes, chocolate all together in one outrageously-good dessert!
Many countries around the world have their own version of the ice cream sandwich. In Vietnam, street vendors sell ice cream stuffed between two layers of bread. In Iran, pistachio or rose-flavored ice cream is sandwiched between two thin wafers. But no matter how you stuff it, the good, old Yankee version of an ice cream sandwich on National Ice Cream Sandwich Day is a must!
National Ice Cream Sandwich Day Activities
Make your own
Go online to get ideas for new ice cream sandwich creations. Head to your local grocery store to buy the ingredients and get down to business. Most importantly, make that sando with love!
Visit your local ice cream shop
There's nothing better than scarfing down an ice cream sandwich in a cute, little ice cream shop. Some have black and white floors and brass handles on all the fixtures. Relive your childhood by enjoying a crispy, cool ice cream sandwich in a jewel of an old-fashioned ice cream parlour and escape our high tech world for just a little while.
Give an ice cream sandwich to someone you love
If you really want to make friends and influence people, give them an ice cream sandwich. It's a really simple way to show you care.
Why We Love National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
Don’t like vanilla? Not a fan of caramel? Maybe you’re not that into sherbet? No matter what you like, there’s an ice cream flavor out there that's just right for you.
Happiness in every bite
When you’re sad, a nicely-made ice cream sandwich will be there to brighten your day. Ice cream is a great pick-me-up that can help you through breakups, heartaches and other major causes of sadness. Just watch your calories or you'll be depressed all over again.
Ice cream sandwiches are good for all seasons
During summertime, you can cool off with a delicious ice cream sandwich. In the winter, pour hot fudge onto your sandwich for the ultimate ice cream dessert. Did anyone say fondue?