National ice cream sandwich day
August 2nd, 2012
09:00 AM ET
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.

Here's a sweet start to National Sandwich Month - August 2 is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day.

With its different textures and temperatures, the ice cream sandwich is a treat that satisfies more than one of the senses.

It’s unclear who we have to thank for this portable dessert, but we’re grateful nonetheless. Depending on where you are in the world, your ice cream sandwich can look very different from what Americans are used to. Some other countries use wafers, cake or even profiteroles instead of cookies for the top and bottom layers.

The beauty of the ice cream sandwich is that it’s very easy to make. If you’re going to bake your own cookies for the treat, make sure they’re bigger and flatter than normal so they don’t break apart. The ice cream to cookie ratio is key as well: too much ice cream, in this instance, will leave you with a mess on your hands.

Ice cream sandwiches can be easily assembled by kids or dressed up by adults. They make for a great interactive dessert after an elaborate dinner. Bake a variety of cookies and have a few different ice creams on hand and guests can practice their sandwich artistry. There’s nothing like feeling like a kid again!

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  1. Lisa HJ

    If you love ice cream, you'll enjoy this, too

    August 2, 2013 at 4:29 pm |
  2. Miguel in NY

    Ice cream sandwiches rock! Even if it's a cheap two-for-one-dollar brand, it's still refreshing on a hot summer day! Enjoy!

    August 2, 2012 at 2:34 pm |
  3. Ryan Goodman

    I love an ice cream sandwich no and then. It was always a treat as a kid to stop by the store with my dad to grab one.

    I think we have farmers like this one – – to thank for that ice cream!

    August 2, 2012 at 12:18 pm |
  4. cowstastegood

    I'm going to try to knock out a box of Blue Bell ice cream sandwiches in celebration. Two down, eight to go.

    August 2, 2012 at 11:35 am |
    • cowstastegood

      Six down, four to go.

      August 2, 2012 at 3:36 pm |
  5. 1st!

    : )

    August 2, 2012 at 9:12 am |
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