🗓️ August 2
Come hither, my sweet, and let me entice,
With a dessert that will surely suffice,
Two cookies, soft and seductive in their crumb,
Hold a creamy center that will make you succumb.
Let’s start with the mammoth in the room. Have you ever stopped to question why we call it an “ice cream sandwich”?
It’s not like we’re slapping a couple of slices of bread on either side of a scoop of ice cream.
But semantics aside, there’s no denying the appeal of this delicious dessert, and that’s why we celebrate it every year on August 2!
What is an ice cream sandwich, exactly?
Well, it’s a frozen dessert consisting of a layer of ice cream sandwiched between two wafers, cookies, or slices of cake.
The beauty of the ice cream sandwich is that you get the creamy, cold goodness of ice cream without the mess of a cone or the need for a spoon.
It’s the perfect combination of soft and creamy ice cream, sandwiched between two delicious cookies.
And while we’re on the subject, let’s give a moment of silence for those who insist on using soft, crumbly cookies as the “bread” of their ice cream sandwich.
We see you, but we’re not sure we understand you.
If ice cream sandwiches had a personality, they’d be the fun-loving, carefree friend who always has a joke or a clever pun up their sleeve. They’re not trying to be fancy or complicated, but they’re always a hit at any party.
The origin of Ice Cream Sandwich Day
As for the origin of Ice Cream Sandwich Day, well, we couldn’t find any concrete evidence of where this holiday came from.
The truth is, no one really knows.
We like to imagine that some genius dessert inventor came up with the idea one hot summer day and shared it with their friends, who were all like, “This is amazing, we need to have a day for this!”
We may never know the true origin, but one thing’s for sure, we’re glad it exists! August 2nd is the official day to
How to celebrate Ice Cream Sandwich Day
If you’re looking to celebrate Ice Cream Sandwich Day in style, we’ve got you covered.
First things first, make sure you have all the necessary ingredients: wafers or cookies and your favorite flavor of ice cream.
And some napkins, just to be sure.
From there, the sky’s the limit!
You can stick with a classic vanilla and chocolate combo, or you can get wild with mint chocolate chip and snickerdoodle cookies.
Or, you can visit your local ice cream shop and indulge in a pre-made sandwich.
If you’re feeling extra festive, you can even host an ice cream sandwich party with friends and family.
Serve up a variety of cookie and ice cream flavors, and let everyone create their own custom sandwich.
And don’t forget the drinks!
A cold glass of milk or a refreshing lemonade are the perfect accompaniments to this sweet treat.
As for safety tips, the biggest danger associated with ice cream sandwiches is brain freeze. So, if you’re prone to that particular ailment, take it slow and savor each bite.
If you’re making your own sandwiches at home, be sure to use fresh ingredients and wash your hands thoroughly before handling food.
If you’re hosting a party, be mindful of guests with allergies and provide alternative dessert options.
And if you’re looking for a way to burn off those ice cream sandwich calories, why not organize a dance party or a game of freeze tag with your friends and family?
Not only will it help you stay active, but it’s also a great way to make some new memories and have some fun!
Whether you prefer them homemade or store-bought, classic or trendy, the beauty of the ice cream sandwich is its versatility and universal appeal. It’s the perfect treat to share with friends, family, or even strangers.
So, grab some ice cream and your favorite wafers or cookies, and let’s make this August 2 a day to remember.
And if anyone questions your decision to celebrate this sweet holiday, just tell them that Wild Calendar gave you permission.
Happy Ice Cream Sandwich Day!