Chocolate Ice-cream Sandwich

The ice cream sandwich was created in 1899 by an unknown pushcart peddler in New York City. These sandwiches consisted of vanilla ice cream pressed between two thin graham wafers. The treat was iconic not only because it it was hand-held and portable, but also due to the heat from the hand helped soften the ice cream making it easier to eat. 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 treat takes all kinds of forms and is enjoyed all over the world.
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