In honor of National Ice Cream Sandwich Day on August 2nd, and one of the world's most prized inventions, here's 7 things you didn't know about ice cream sandwiches. Then, when you're done brushing up on your ice cream sandwich knowledge, put your tastebuds to the test and try our recipe for a DIY Ice Cream Sandwich.
1. The 1st Ice Cream Sandwich Used Sponge Cakes
The first ice cream sandwich was born in 1894 and put ice cream between two pieces of sponge cake
2. Americans Eat a Whole Lot of Ice Cream Sandwiches
On average, 48 ice cream sandwiches are eaten per second in the U.S.
3. It Took About 30 Years To Start the Cookie Trend
The dynamic duo of ice cream and cookie was started in San Francisco in 1928.
4. Americans REALLY Eat A Lot of Ice Cream Sandwiches
If you lined up all the ice cream sandwiches made last year, they would circle the earth 3.5 times!
5. They Used to Cost a Penny
In the golden days of 1905 on the Jersey Shore, you could buy an ice cream sandwich for just 1 penny.
6. Ice Cream Sandwiches are a Treasured Artifact
Ice cream sandwiches are so engrained in American culture that they're sold at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C.
7. One Dessert, Many Names
In Scotland and Ireland, they're called "Sliders", and Australians call them "Giant Sandwich"
So, on August 2nd, we encourage you to share this knowledge and make sure to enjoy some ice cream slathered between two giant cookies as you celebrate the greatest invention ever.