Ice Cream Sandwich Day (8/2) Specials

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National Ice Cream Sandwich Day is Thursday, August 2. Check out all the delicious specials happening to make the most of this yummy day. Beat the heat at these San Diego favorites.

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream… sandwiches! What could be better than a dish of creamy, delicious and portable ice cream? The ice cream sandwich is a clever way to bring ice cream with us outdoors in some of our favorite settings like baseball games and the beach. Do you know who we have to thank for creating the best sweet sandwich? According to the book Sugar and Snow: A History of Ice Cream Making by Jeri Quinzio, the ice cream sandwich was created in 1899 by an unknown pushcart peddler in the Bowery neighborhood of New York City. These sandwiches consisted of vanilla ice cream pressed between two thin graham wafers. The treat was revolutionary not only because it was hand-held and portable, but also because the heat from the hands helped to soften the ice cream, making it easier to eat.

Courtesy Photo, CREAM Ice Cream Sandwiches

In July of 1900 The New York Tribune, the popular newspaper of the time, published an article about the pushcart vendor who was selling the sandwiches. According to the article the man was so busy pressing the sandwiches to order into a tin mold that he didn’t have time to make change and insisted that customers pay the exact price of one cent.

The modern ice cream sandwich that we know, a slice of vanilla between two rectangular chocolate cookies, was invented by Jerry Newberg who sold ice cream at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh. Today the frozen sandwich takes all kinds of forms and is enjoyed all over the world.

In honor of the holiday, the Instagram-able dessert will be celebrated all over San Diego including CREAM, who will have handcrafted ice cream sandwiches for just one penny, honoring the invention of the original ice cream sandwich in 1900.


CREAM Ice Cream Sandwich, Courtesy Photo

This Thursday from 1:00-4:00 p.m. customers can stop into CREAM San Diego for discounted mini sandwiches. Customers can also celebrate by ordering one of the store’s other decadent confections like the Do’sant Ice Cream Sandwiches, and the signature Ice Cream Sandwich made with warm, freshly baked cookies like the brand-new Salted Caramel Pecan, the first new flavor in three years.

Location: 5157 College Ave. Ste B, San Diego, CA 92115

Park 101

Park 101 Ice Cream Sandwich, Courtesy Photo

The Carlsbad favorite has partnered with Niederfrank’s Ice Cream, a local San Diego company crafting hip new flavors like ginger and avocado. Guests can create custom ice cream sandwiches by choosing two cookies and your favorite type of ice cream, to savor in Park’s open-air atmosphere. The cookies are made fresh each morning and Niederfrank’s only uses the best ingredients, so you know you’re truly getting the best ice cream sandwich in North County.

Location: 3040 Carlsbad Blvd., Carlsbad, CA 92008

Baked Bear

Baked Bear Ice Cream Sandwich, Courtesy Photo

This dessert destination that’s dedicated to crafting the most creative ice cream sandwiches in San Diego. Stop at one of their 4 locations in San Diego and select your unique flavor of frosty ice cream at this sweet spot sandwiched between two warm and fresh-baked gooey cookies, fudgy brownies, or donuts of your choosing. Sink your teeth into these decadent treats, designed by you, for you.

Locations in PB, Carmel Mountain, Carmel Valley, La Costa and Temecula.

Wokou Ramen & Yakitori

Wokou Black Sesame Bao Ice Cream Sandwich Courtesy Photo

Home to hand-crafted Japanese fare and plenty of character, this urban and edgy eatery has concocted a creative, Asian-inspired take on the traditional chilled staple. The Black Sesame Bao Ice Cream Sandwich is made using soft and fluffy Japanese bao buns, a generous scoop of smooth black sesame and green tea ice cream for a twin burst of flavor, fresh strawberries, and a homemade cinnamon-sugar whipped cream topping. Stop in to their Carmel Valley location to try this trendy and indulgent dessert that is revolutionizing this ultimate summer treat with each refreshing bite.

Location: 5965 Village Way, San Diego, CA 92130

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