Have you heard the big holiday news? If you need a cool and creamy treat to eat during the summer heat, you’re in luck. Get ready to scream for ice cream, folks! According to a Parade report published on Aug. 1, a refreshing food holiday is here and Americans are in the “moooood” to celebrate! August 2, 2014, is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day in the U.S.A! Sweet!
While the origins of this delicious food holiday are unknown, who needs an excuse to enjoy an ice cream sandwich in honor of the annual event?
Ice Cream Sandwiches
Typically made with ice cream sandwiched between two layers of delicious soft-baked cookies, cake or wafers, Americans have been enjoying these delightful treats since the turn of the century. Today’s sandwiches are made in a variety of fab flavors – chocolate, vanilla and pretty much everything in between. And these tasty treats don’t have to pack on the pounds either. Ice cream sandwiches can be made with low-calorie ice cream and cookies, too!
Some establishments around the country are offering special deals in honor of National Ice Cream Sandwich Day.
National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
Magnolia Bakery – All five Magnolia Bakeries in New York City will be servin’ up gourmet ice cream sandwiches beginning Aug. 1. Flavors include Oatmeal Raisin with Blueberry Swirl Ice Cream, Devil’s Food Whoopie with Strawberry Swirl Ice Cream and Salted Caramel Chocolate Chunk Cookie with Caramel Swirl Ice Cream. Each sandwich will cost $6.50 each.
PokeyO’s Treat – PokeyO’s will be servin’ up a sweet deal on Aug. 2, 2014. Stop by the store between 4 – 7 p.m. and you’ll get a buck off your ice cream sandwich. But according to PokeyO’s – you’ll need to “think outside the box - no Semi-Sweet Chocolate cookies allowed!” One discount per customer.
SuperAmerica has already celebrated. They were offering free Good Humor Ice Cream Sandwiches on Aug. 1, 2014.
Happy National Ice Cream Sandwich Day!