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National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

August 2 celebrates National ice Cream Day. Although the ice cream sandwich has been around since the early 1900s, no one really knows who created this ice cream treat. While most people think of vanilla ice cream sandwiched between chocolate cookies, the first ice cream sandwiches were different. The first ice cream sandwiches used graham crackers and vanilla ice cream.

Today, ice cream sandwiches are favorite nostalgic ice cream treats. Whether enjoyed directly from the iconic ice cream truck or made at home, these ice cream treats are popular with all ages. Over the years, the ice cream sandwich has gotten an upgrade too.

Many ice cream sandwiches are more than just cookies and ice cream. From super-loaded chocolate chip cookies to insanely flavored ice creams, ice cream sandwiches come in a multitude of options. Big, small or even gigantic, everyone can find an option to their liking.

Specifically for National Ice Cream Sandwich Day, Baskin Robbins will be serving up a special deal on the classic frozen treat. Through the company’s mobile app, guests can save on the Warm Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches. This frozen treat features “a guest’s favorite ice cream flavor sandwiched between their choice of two warmed to order, chewy cookies, topped with rainbow sprinkles, chocolate sprinkles or chopped almonds.” With the coupon, the ice cream sandwich is just $1.99.

Also, ice cream sandwiches can be made at home. Truthfully, it is as simple as putting ice cream between two cookies. For a fancier approach, an ice cream sandwich mold is a great gadget. The Tovolo ice cream sandwich cutter is simple to use, even the kids can use it. Simply bake the cookie, press the shape and press to make the pattern. It is available on Amazon for about $8.