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Ice cream sandwiches bring the best of two desserts (cookies/cake and ice cream) into one fun snack. Who was the first person to think about this?
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 vendor in New York City’s Bowery neighborhood. It was initially called “hokey pokeys”. Vanilla was the standard flavor for the filling of ice cream with two slices of sponge cake to sandwich it.
Back then, an ice cream sandwich would cost just a penny. Because they are sold on the street, they are intended for the working class. However, as they became popular, they were also a hit to Wall Street workers.
Even though the origins of ice cream sandwiches can be traced back to the US, there are different versions of it in other countries.
In Vietnam, bánh mì kẹp kem is commonly sold on the street as a snack. It consists of scoops of ice cream stuffed inside a bánh mì (a Vietnamese bun), topped with crushed peanuts.
In Iran, there's the bastani-e nooni, which is saffron and rosewater ice cream served between two wafers and dipped in pistachios.
While in Germany, Neapolitan ice cream, a combination of vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry flavors, is the most commonly used flavors. They are called Fürst-Pückler-Eis.
The process of making grocery-bought ice cream sandwiches is fascinating. You can create your own ice cream sandwich at home. There’s an easy step-by-step process.
Launched on: May 11, 2020